As meat prices rise, seafood supplier Flint explains price stability for fish
FLINT, Michigan (WJRT) – Restaurants are reopening as capacity increases, leading to shortages of some items and higher prices as demand increases.
But for a specific industry, that doesn’t necessarily mean higher prices passed on to consumers. Donlan’s Fish and Seafood in Flint says there is nothing fishy about the seafood offering, which means prices haven’t gone up unlike other products like beef and chicken.
“The demand on the retail side has been high and the demand for restaurants is based purely on occupancy,” said owner Mike Donlan.
It supplies hundreds of restaurants in Mid-Michigan and the Detroit metro area with a variety of seafood. Donlan’s prices haven’t risen to keep pace with chicken wings or ground beef in restaurants over the past few years. month.
Transportation is a huge factor. Donlan said the seafood he ordered came from all over the world, even down to below.
“The orange roughy comes from Australia and New Zealand, so as long as the supply is not interrupted and the demand remains about the same, the prices should remain constant,” he said. .
With products like chicken and beef, the labor shortage in the United States caused by the coronavirus pandemic and pent-up demand is pushing these prices up. The global seafood market has less price volatility because the supply has not been interrupted.
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