The seafood department has undergone profound changes in the past 50 years, especially considering that few supermarkets even had fresh seafood until the late 1970s. Until then, retailers mostly sold fish in the frozen case or in a corner of the meat case. "In the beginning, in Pittsburgh supermarkets, all the seafood was frozen," said Larry Daerr, regional seafood manager for the Pittsburgh division of Supervalu, Minneapolis. "If you wanted fresh fish, you had to go to the fish market." ...

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