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‘What’s for dinner?’ is a question made even more cumbersome with challenges related to the COVID-19 global pandemic. As families visit their local supermarket to pick up the makings of dinner – companies like Jacksonville-based Beaver Street Fisheries, Inc. are serving up frozen seafood options and more.
According to Nielson data provided to SeafoodSource, an online business tool for the seafood industry, retail seafood sales are reeling in double-digit weekly growth. In fact, frozen seafood is leading the segment with the biggest increases for the week ending on April 25. As the demand continues, Beaver Street Fisheries stands ready to serve offering one of the largest seafood selections in the nation. The company’s Northeast Florida operation includes a seafood and meat processing production facility, 8 million cubic feet of freezer space and 27 loading bays to minimize dock turn-around time.
“We are grateful for this silver lining, despite the current situation of the food industry. Unprecedented growth within the frozen seafood category, has presented a greater opportunity for consumers to become introduced to seafood like never before,” said Bluzette Carline, Director of Marketing at Beaver Street. “We can only hope that this increased awareness of the health benefits, versatility and quality of frozen seafood will drive consumption, in the future.”
Beaver Street and other fresh and frozen shippers based in Jacksonville benefit from the area’s transportation and logistics ecosystem. JAXPORT offers global ocean carrier services, three major highways within minutes of the port, and rail service by two Class I railroads as well as regional and on-dock rail operators – allowing shippers to deliver quality products to consumers around the world.