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Consumption of seafood in Nanjing continues to increase

(SOURCE: Yangste, 8th May 2020)


Nanjing Lukou International Airport Customs reported that 434.9 tons of seafood were imported by air from January to April, a year-on-year increase of 214.55%. Nanjing ’s demand for imported seafood has increased significantly. The customs officer at the airport said, Fresh goods imported by air have been airlifted every week recently, and the demand for the May 1st holiday has increased. A batch of Boston lobster arrived on May 1”.

Australian Lobster, Little Green Lobster from Vietnam, King Crab from Russia, Bread Crab from Anglo-American, Lobster from Canada, Salmon from Chile and seafood products from Nanjing Agricultural and Sideline Product Logistics Centre are abundantly supplied. Song Jiasi, director of the Central Aquatic Market Food Safety Office, told that this year’s Labour Day holiday seafood sales increased by 40% compared with normal trading days.

In addition to traditional consumption, Nanjing has gradually seen some emerging consumption trends. “Haitao” seafood, new retail fresh stores and community group deliveries. Novel consumption methods continue to enrich the “seafood feast” of the Nanjing people, with seafood consumption scenarios are increasingly diversified, and continue to meet the ever-increasing needs of citizens and their consumption.

In Nanjing, there are already many new retail stores such as Hema Xiansheng, Su Xianxian, and Super Species, and some have also launched smart cabinets to cover places where community stores cannot be extended.

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