The canned meat and seafood category seems to be caught in a net. Now it's up to grocers to determine whether it's worth the effort to lift the net and perhaps reel in some increased sales.
Some are choosing to do just that, particularly now during Lent. Others seem willing to discard what's in the net and search for other treasures.
"We feature tuna almost every week during Lent," said Ralph Kluchar, director of grocery merchandising at Riser Foods, Bedford Heights, Ohio.