Online sales with home delivery of lobster in China pushes up price in Boston

2014/08/05

Zhangzidao has sold 2800 Boston lobsters in two days through its home delivery of the live aquatic products. Zhangzidao has started to sell its imported Boston lobsters in Tmall, an online retailer. And consumers can click the mouse and get the live Boston lobsters delivered to their home instead of going to the market for aquatic products.

A surge in demand from Asia was the reason Urner Barry raised their quotations for chix (1 lb) and quarters (1 1/4 lb) lobsters last week. While other sizes fell in price due to heavier landings, the smallest sizes rose $.25 to $.35 cents. This is consistent with the promotional start of live lobster sales...