BOSTON — High retail prices have made it a tough year for volume sales in most fresh food categories. “Consumers were basically making fewer trips that included … fresh food items in their basket,” Executive Vice President of Nielsen Perishables Group Steve Lutz said during a presentation here at the International Boston Seafood Show last week. In 2011, seafood volume was actually hit the hardest, Lutz said, adding that a large portion of lost sales was due to ...

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