A display at a Rouses Markets store in New Orleans

A display at a Rouses Markets store in New Orleans.

Go Fish: Can Seafood Sustain 2013 Sales?

“Part of what we think is happening here is over a 52-week time period is just a bounce back from the … prior year. So that’s why your 52-week growth is larger.” — Sherry Frey, VP, Nielsen Perishables Group

Considering the recurring supply issues with key products and a persistent sales slump over the past few years, there’s some surprising news for seafood: 2013 was a pretty good year.

“Overall, from both a dollars and a pounds standpoint, it’s been very consistent. Probably one of the more consistent ones throughout fresh for the year,” said Jeff Josselyn, senior director of meat and seafood procurement at

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