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Fish and Seafood Markets

SIC 5421 | NAICS 445220

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Fish & Seafood Markets  (view report)
Fish & Seafood Wholesaling  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Progressive Grocer
Retail Seafood Report
Annual survey of supermarket retailers provides insights on sales performance for the prior year and expectations for the year ahead, and includes department category performance data for fresh foods (e.g., finfish, shrimp, crustaceans, and mollusks), prepared products (e.g., surimi, meals, and other), and other types of products (e.g., sauces and seasonings, side items, dips and spreads, and other).

Specialty Food Stores

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Diversified Business Communications

Online news source features news, information, and analysis for industry professionals, with special features including "Foodservice & Retail" news channel and the "Seafood Handbook" which provides detailed information (e.g., introductory description, product profile, nutritional information, preparation methods, primary product forms, and global sources) for more than 100 types of finfish and shellfish.

Nielsen Perishables Group
Current Articles and Presentations

Consumer research section features articles, reports, and presentations for various segments of the retail fresh food industry, with market segments covered in this section including produce, meat, fish, bakery, and deli products, and examples of recent presentations including "The Seafood Landscape in 2014: Retail Trends and Consumer Preferences Drivers" (2014 NFI Global Marketing Conference).

Mintel Group Ltd.
Fish and Shellfish - US

Market research report provides in-depth analysis of this product sector from a consumer standpoint, with information provided including market size and forecasts by product segment (e.g., fresh, frozen, and shelf stable), multi-outlet retail sales by product segment for leading companies and brands, and total U.S. retail sales of fish and shellfish through supermarkets and other retail channels by channel.

Euromonitor International
Fish and Seafood in the US

Market research report analyzes the U.S. market for this product sector, with market data provided in the study including historical and forecast sales in metric tons and dollar value by category (e.g., fish, crustaceans, mollusks, and cephalopods), certification (e.g., organic/fair trade, standard), packaging (e.g., packaged, none), and distribution channel (e.g., retail; other including foodservice/institutional).


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Fish and Seafood Markets  Search for "445220"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Fish & Seafood Markets
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Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of annual revenues for retail markets that sell fresh, frozen, and cured seafood such as finfish (e.g., salmon, tuna, tilapia, pollock, rockfish, cod, catfish, and trout), mollusks (e.g., oysters, clams, mussels, scallops, and octopus), and crustaceans (e.g., lobsters, crabs, shrimp, and prawns).

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Fish and Seafood Market

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage rate data for various job positions in the retail and wholesale sectors such as operations manager, store manager, assistant manager, buyer, fishmonger, fish cutter/trimmer, and office manager, with employers for which salary or wage data is provided including Adelphia Seafoods, Inc., Trident Seafoods Corporation, and Stavis Seafoods, Inc.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Food and Beverage Stores

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for personnel employed in this retail sector which includes companies that specialize in selling fresh, frozen, and cured seafood such as finfish (e.g., salmon, tuna, tilapia, pollock, cod, catfish, and trout), mollusks (e.g., oysters, mussels, and scallops), and crustaceans (e.g., lobsters, crabs, and prawns).

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