German sales of canned fish are already declining this year

Updated Aug 20, 2021
After last year’s large stock purchases due to the coronavirus, consumer interest in canned fish has waned and they are buying less of this product. Sales fell sharply in the first half of this year, René Stahlhofen, president of the German Fish Information Center (FIZ), announced in Hamburg.
“Especially long-term canned fish sold with a long shelf life was bought in large quantities by those interested in 2020, and the quantity purchased at that time is probably still on the shelves of household chambers,” added René Stahlhofen. A year ago, and even in the first half of 2020, even “extreme purchases” were reported by fishing industry players. At the time, in the first months of the coronavirus epidemic, many consumers bought non-perishable foods such as pasta, ready-made soups and canned fish in addition to toilet paper. The German agricultural news site Proplanta reported. Canned fish, such as tuna, canned herring or pickled herring, are generally the most popular fish products among consumers, ...
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