NPD: Seafood sales decline at restaurants

Nonfried fish, shellfish selections buck the downward sales trend

While Americans are ordering more nonfried seafood selections when dining out, the higher price tag for fish and shellfish is contributing to an overall decline in consumption in restaurants, according to a new study.

The reduction in seafood purchases at foodservice establishments across the United States has more to do with the economy and price than disasters like the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, said The NPD Group, a market research company based in Chicago.

“The recessio

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