Why Americans Fell Out Of Love With Canned Tuna 为什么美国人对金枪鱼罐头失去了兴趣 | CNBC 消费者新闻与商业频道

Why Americans Fell Out Of Love With Canned Tuna 为什么美国人对金枪鱼罐头失去了兴趣 | CNBC 消费者新闻与商业频道

While traditionally, canned tuna was known to be a staple in American homes, consumption rates have fallen dramatically in the past couple of decades. Since 2000, per capita tuna consumption dropped 45.7%. That’s largely due to shifts in consumer preferences, but also a larger awareness around the industry’s steep market consolidation, issues around sustainability and transparency, and a major price-fixing scandal that lasted for years. In 2015 and 2019, Bumble Bee and StarKist were fined $25 million and $100 million respectively by the Department of Justice. Still, in 2020, the U.S. imported about 637.9 million pounds of tuna, 71% of that canned, the most of any country in the world. The industry is dominated by a few multinational conglomerates, the largest being Thai Union Group, also the owner of Chicken of the Sea. In 2020, the industry saw a significant rise in canned tuna demand, fueled by the Covid-19 pandemic as Americans turned to this affordable, protein-rich food. However, that rise has since gone back down.

尽管传统上,罐头金枪鱼被认为是美国家庭的主食,但在过去的几十年里,消费率急剧下降。自2000年以来,人均金枪鱼消费下降了45.7%。这在很大程度上是因为消费者偏好的变化,但也是因为人们对行业市场垄断、可持续性和透明度问题的认识增强,以及持续多年的价格操纵丑闻。在2015年和2019年,Bumble Bee和StarKist分别被美国司法部罚款2,500万美元和1亿美元。然而,在2020年,美国进口了大约6.379亿磅的金枪鱼,其中71%为罐装金枪鱼,是世界上任何国家中最多的。这个行业由少数几家跨国公司主导,最大的是泰国联合集团,也是Chicken of the Sea的所有者。在2020年,由于COVID-19大流行,罐装金枪鱼需求显著增加,因为美国人转向这种价格实惠、富含蛋白质的食品。然而,这一增长后来又下降了。

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