Fish & seafood inflation in the US stood at 0.010% in April 2023, according to GlobalData’s report on the prices of stock keeping units (SKUs) supplied through online retailers. In Q2 2023, GlobalData monitored the pricing of 383 fish & seafood SKUs from companies such as StarKist, Bumble Bee and Lidl that were sold by e-retailers. Buy the report here.

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Pricing is crucial, especially in a challenging economic climate, as competitive pricing and price leadership impact consumers’ choices. GlobalData’s pricing analysis reveals that Hannaford offered lowest prices of the total SKUs within the fish & seafood category from April through June 2023, followed by Wegmans and LIDLUS. According to the analysis, the price range of $5 and below was the most competitive, with 214 SKUs.

The chart below illustrates price leadership among the covered retailers which offer the highest number of low-priced products in the category. Of all retailers, Hannaford had greatest share of lowest prices for individual SKUs in fish & seafood in the US in Q2 2023.

Analysis of the quarterly price data showed that Hannaford offered the highest number of SKUs on discount among the listed SKUs for each retailer. Among variants, the tracker revealed water; chunk light; tuna and water; solid white; albacore tuna as the most popular (by number of SKUs) fish & seafood variants. These were priced 38.82% lower than the average price of a fish & seafood SKU.

Among the e-retailers tracked by GlobalData, the leading ones, based on the number of SKUs, were Hannaford, Wegmans, LIDLUS, Target and Coborns Delivers. According to the analysis, Vegan Essentials had the lowest average unit price, while the retailer with the widest product assortment was Hannaford.

The report brings attention to the intricate pricing dynamics within the fish & seafood market, examining both the SKU and retailer levels, and offering invaluable insights for stakeholders. Notably, Hannaford, Wegmans and LIDLUS stood out as prominent e-retailers, providing competitive pricing for a substantial number of fish & seafood SKUs. However, to comprehensively grasp fish & seafood market in the US, continuous tracking of SKU pricing over time is necessary.

For a more detailed analysis of pricing trends in the the US fish & seafood market, buy the report here.

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