Back by popular demand, Spanish store restocks farmed canned salmon

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Chilean product was runaway success for Spain’s Mercadona store.

There’s a mini tin can revolution brewing in Spain, reports Economia Digital.

A humble can of farmed salmon is now back in stores after it was pulled after a temporary run. Mercadona – which accounts for 13.5 per cent of Spain’s total food retail space – bet on the traditional product in the run-up to Christmas, over a year ago.

It disappeared from its stores but prompted tweets from consumers. Now the store is restocking the cans.

According to sourcing site Panjiva, Scuris source its salmon from Chile and can the fish from its base in Spain’s northwest.

According to EUMOFA, a market intelligence tool on the European Union fisheries and aquaculture sector, “Tuna (mostly canned) remains the most consumed species in the EU, followed by cod and salmon”.