SeafoodSource.com Report Examines U.S. Consumers’ Seafood Decision-Making Processes at Retail Level

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SeafoodSource.com, the international online news source for seafood industry professionals, recently released a new seafood consumer survey, detailing American consumers’ interest in seafood at the retail level.

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Appraising Proteins: American Consumer Behavior at the Retail Level

We segmented shoppers based on the proteins they like to purchase,” Gross said. “It’s interesting how segments purchase proteins differently and make decisions based on nutrition or convenience – so not all shoppers are the same.

SeafoodSource.com, the international online news source for seafood industry professionals, recently released a new seafood consumer survey, detailing American consumers’ interest in seafood at the retail level.

Appraising Proteins: American Consumer Behavior at the Retail Level discusses the findings of an online survey of more than 500 American seafood consumers who were asked questions about themselves and their grocery-shopping behavior, with a focus on how seafood fits into their budgets and lifestyles.

Kerry Gross, market analyst at Diversified Communications, publisher of SeafoodSource.com, said the report analyzes the decision-making process that goes into how American consumers choose what to buy for dinner, through their grocery shopping experiences to what they ultimately put on their dinner plates.

“We segmented shoppers based on the proteins they like to purchase,” Gross said. “It’s interesting how segments purchase proteins differently and make decisions based on nutrition or convenience – so not all shoppers are the same.”

The report identifies six protein purchasing market segments that influence seafood sales: “Plan Ahead-ers,” “Harried Healthies,” “Premium Protein Purchasers,” “Budget-Conscious Consumers,” “Deal Enthusiasts” and “Seafood Selectors.”

Key findings include: the demographic and geographic attributes of each seafood-buying persona; how many consumers actually enter the grocery store knowing which proteins they’ll buy; which subset is most likely to be influenced while in the store, and how; and who’s choosing what when given the choice between seafood and poultry, beef or pork. Gross said seafood is holding its own against other major protein choices in several different categories of shoppers.

“Seafood professionals can take the findings to make smarter marketing and merchandising decisions,” said James Wright, senior editor for SeafoodSource.com, who collaborated on the project.

An infographic and more information on survey findings can be found on SeafoodSource.com.

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About SeafoodSource.com
SeafoodSource.com provides the global seafood industry an interactive suite of resources including world headlines, a daily newsletter, market reports, webinars, whitepapers, a supplier directory, video and other industry-related developments. SeafoodSource.com serves as the official media for Seafood Expo events including Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America in Boston, USA and Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global in Brussels, Belgium. http://www.SeafoodSource.com

About Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications is a leading international media company providing market access, education and information through global, national and regional face-to-face events, digital revenue, publications and television stations. Diversified serves a number of industries including: seafood, food service, natural and organic, healthcare, commercial marine and business management. The company's global seafood portfolio of expositions and media includes Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, Seafood Expo Asia and SeafoodSource.com. Diversified Communications, in partnership with SeaWeb, also produces SeaWeb Seafood Summit, the world’s premier seafood conference on sustainability. Based in Portland, Maine, USA, Diversified has divisions in the Eastern United States, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Thailand and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit: http://www.divcom.com

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