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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Fish & Seafood Markets

Overview: the U.S. Fish & Seafood Markets Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Fish & Seafood Markets: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Fish & Seafood Markets industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Groceries & Other Food Items For Human Consumption Off The Premises

Frozen Foods, Including Packaged Foods Sold In A Frozen State

Fish & Seafood, Including Refrigerated Prepackaged Fish & Seafood

Meals, Unpackaged Snacks, Sandwiches, Unpackaged Ice Cream & Yogurt, Bakery Items, Other Food Items & Nonalcoholic Beverages Prepared

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Fish & Seafood Markets company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Fish & Seafood Markets industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Fish & Seafood Markets measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 2%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20%
Cooks and Food Preparation Workers 7%
Food Preparation Workers 6%
Food Preparation Workers 6%
Food and Beverage Serving Workers 11%
Fast Food and Counter Workers 10%
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 8%
Sales and Related Occupations 45%
Retail Sales Workers 39%
Cashiers 21%
Cashiers 21%
Retail Salespersons 17%
Retail Salespersons 17%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 9%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 5%
Production Occupations 13%
Food Processing Workers 12%
Butchers and Other Meat, Poultry, and Fish Processing Workers 8%
Butchers and Meat Cutters 5%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 7%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Fish & Seafood Markets Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Fishy trademarks "FISHERMAN'S KITCHEN" - prepared and frozen seafood entrees and appetizers consisting primarily of seafood; prepared and frozen soups, stews, chowders and bisques consisting primarily of seafood; frozen seafood - 02/10/2018
  • Mazzetta trademarks "OISHII" - Shrimp - 02/02/2018
  • Chicago Seafood & Restaurant Supply trademarks "SENSATIONAL SEAFOOD" - Frozen seafood and fish - 12/14/2017
  • Mazzetta patents Packaging Container And Serving Tray For Shrimp And Other Foods - 12/05/2013

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Ocean Garden Products

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • Fish Markets/Gaspergou Baton Rouge, LA - Chef Folse demonstrates how to cook up some of the very best seafood dishes, including shrimp, crabs, fish, alligator, and other tasty treats from the Gulf Coast region. (01/10/2018)
    • SEE IT: Chinatown fish market worker walks all over seafood on display - One fish, two fish, red fish ... shoe fish. Fish with a side of boot grime was unpalatably on the menu at a Chinatown market when a customer caught a worker stepping on the seafood. Customer Apri Davidson spotted a worker at the Hung Kee Fish and Meat on ... (01/09/2018)
    • Learn details of the global fish meal & fish oil market - ... meal is manufactured from the by-products of seafood-processing industries. By industrial application, Pharmaceuticals are estimated to be the fastest-growing segment in the fishmeal & fish oil market. Nowadays the fish meal & fish oil usage in the ... (01/09/2018)
    • Norwegian seafood exports worth record-high $11.7bn in 2017 - making it Norway's largest export market, despite a decline in both value and volume of 7% y-o-y. "Seen over time, the degree of processing has declined for Norwegian seafood," NSC noted. In 2010, the share of unprocessed fish for export from the whitefish ... (01/08/2018)
    • Mitchell's Fish Market at St. Johns Town Center closes - An up-scale seafood restaurant at the south end of the St. Johns Town ... A spokesperson said that Mitchell's Fish Market closed after its lease with the Town Center ended. In a statement sent to us by Mitchell Fish Market's parent company, Landry's ... (01/06/2018)
    • San Pedro Fish Market To Anchor On Marina Drive - Popular family business and seaside attraction, San Pedro Fish Market, is riding the wave of economic development ... with weighty trays of signature-spiced seafood piled atop of vegetables. It’s the restaurant’s specialty and an Instragam sensation. (01/06/2018)
    • Europe Dehydrated Seafood Market is going to show overwhelming response in market industry by 2021 - By type, the dehydrated seafood market is categorized into dehydrated fish, dehydrated mollusks, dehydrated crustaceans, and other dehydrated seafood. Major dehydrated fish include cod, haddock, mackerel, scallops, octopus, squid, sardines, trout ... (01/05/2018)
    • Tuna goes for $323,000 at Tokyo fish market's final New Year auction - The world’s largest fish market, one of Tokyo’s most popular tourist sites ... the 61-year-old owner of a seafood store. (01/05/2018)
    • Mitchell's Fish Market in downtown Birmingham closes - One of Birmingham's local eateries has closed its doors going into 2018. Mitchell's Fish Market Seafood Restaurant and Bar, 117 Willits St., in downtown Birmingham, closed its doors this week. An employee at the Mitchell's Fish Market in Rochester Hills ... (01/05/2018)
    • Lake Edge Seafood Company will bring fish market, seafood restaurant to east Madison - The east side of Madison isn't exactly swimming with seafood stores, but a new company, a combination fish market and seafood restaurant, wants to give citizens of Madison and Monona a specialty fresh fish option. Lake Edge Seafood Company is coming to ... (12/29/2017)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $22,844 on Fish & Seafood Markets. It has awarded 3 contracts to 1 companies, with an average value of $22,844 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Fish & Seafood Markets to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Meat, Fish, Seafood & Poultry, Including Prepack Meats Req Refrigeration
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Fish & Seafood MarketsOpportunity/Threat
    Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
    Warehouse Clubs, Supercenters & Big Box Retail
    Meat Markets
    Fruit & Vegetable Markets Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Meat, Fish, Seafood & Poultry, Including Prepack Meats Req Refrigeration are less than those from Fish & Seafood Markets. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Meat, Fish, Seafood & Poultry, Including Prepack Meats Req Refrigeration sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Meat, Fish, Seafood & Poultry, Including Prepack Meats Req Refrigeration Product Sales Report

    Frozen Foods, Including Packaged Foods Sold In A Frozen State
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Fish & Seafood MarketsOpportunity/Threat
    Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
    Warehouse Clubs, Supercenters & Big Box Retail
    Meat Markets
    Fruit & Vegetable Markets Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Frozen Foods, Including Packaged Foods Sold In A Frozen State are less than those from Fish & Seafood Markets. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Frozen Foods, Including Packaged Foods Sold In A Frozen State sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Frozen Foods, Including Packaged Foods Sold In A Frozen State Product Sales Report

    Meals, Snacks And Beverages Prepared For Immediate Consumption
    Meals, Snacks And Beverages Prepared For Immediate Consumption Product Sales Report

    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Fish markets, Seafood markets, etc.

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