Friday, April 18, 2014

Oyster Sales Through the Grocery Channel Rise 4% in 2013- Learn to Shuck

According to data from Neilsen Perishables Group  and published in SeaFood Business oyster purchases rose 4% although the grocery channel in 2013.  Oysters make up 16.8% of mollusk sales through this channel with scallops being the percentage leader with over 56% of sales. Clams made up 15% of sales with mussels making up a lowly 7% of sales. 

Grocery store sales of oysters, clams, mussels and scallops
Mollusk Sales through the grocery channel.

The typical oyster purchase was slightly more than $10 with spikes in oyster purchases around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Perhaps delicious oyster stuffing is on the menu. 

The shucking challenge tends to keep some from enjoying this delicacy at home. But don't let not knowing this important life skill stop you. Shucking lessons are available at the North End Fish Market on Saturday's from 1:00-3:00 pm. Many of the people in the Mass Oyster Project have learned there.  
Oysters Oyster  Oyster Shucking Lessons
Shucking lessons are fun at Boston's North End Fish Market

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