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Lobsters for Christmas? The Euros slow buying. Are there deals here?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: December 20, 2015 09:33AM
If the Euros have slowed their lobster purchases for Christmas, has that resulted in a lower price here in the U.S.A.? There may be an opportunity for an added menu item for Xmas fêtes. Does anyone have any relevant pricing info? I'm sure it would be appreciated here on 'Tips and Deals'.


US lobster exports to Europe are down for Christmas season
By PATRICK WHITTLE Associated Press [hosted.ap.org]
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- American exporters say lobster shipments to European countries including France, Italy and Spain are down because of the strong dollar and a less-than-festive economy overseas.

Lobsters are a Christmas tradition in several European countries, where supermarkets rely on the crustaceans to draw shoppers around the holidays. But American shippers say they are in the midst of a weak year.

The trend reflects a broader slide in the amount of lobster the U.S. is sending to Europe. Live and frozen shipments to Spain valued at more than $63 million in 2007 fell to less than $40 million last year. The value of live lobster shipments to Europe through October has also dipped this year compared to last.

Boston-area shipper Mike Tourkistas says the price of lobsters to European consumers is rising.

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Re: Lobsters for Christmas? The Euros slow buying. Are there deals here?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: December 20, 2015 10:12AM
Funny you should mention...
I just saw lobster at the grocery store... Decent sized ones proced at $9.98 EACH, rather than per lb.



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Re: Lobsters for Christmas? The Euros slow buying. Are there deals here?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: December 20, 2015 10:22AM
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Funny you should mention...
I just saw lobster at the grocery store... Decent sized ones proced at $9.98 EACH, rather than per lb.

Well then, Get Crackin'!
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Re: Lobsters for Christmas? The Euros slow buying. Are there deals here?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: December 20, 2015 11:13AM
Well then, Get Crackin'!

LOL!

Lobster at the Steve G domicile??






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Re: Lobsters for Christmas? The Euros slow buying. Are there deals here?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: December 20, 2015 11:41AM
Nope, never developed a taste for it.
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Re: Lobsters for Christmas? The Euros slow buying. Are there deals here?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: December 20, 2015 11:49AM
I thought lobster is what you feed to your slaves and poor people.



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Re: Lobsters for Christmas? The Euros slow buying. Are there deals here?
Posted by: space-time
Date: December 20, 2015 12:52PM
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I thought lobster is what you feed to your slaves and poor people.

That was back then. Today we are ALL slaves and poor people.
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Re: Lobsters for Christmas? The Euros slow buying. Are there deals here?
Posted by: deckeda
Date: December 20, 2015 01:18PM
Grilled lobster tails on a charcoal grill are an amazingly simple and delicious treat.
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Re: Lobsters for Christmas? The Euros slow buying. Are there deals here?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: December 20, 2015 01:19PM
Lobster might be cheaper here than crab, I will have to check.



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/20/2015 01:19PM by Filliam H. Muffman.
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Re: Lobsters for Christmas? The Euros slow buying. Are there deals here?
Posted by: fauch
Date: December 20, 2015 02:07PM
No, but Robsters are really cheap this year....

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Re: Lobsters for Christmas? The Euros slow buying. Are there deals here?
Posted by: FormerlySaleenl
Date: December 20, 2015 08:26PM
Prices have been pretty steady at the Cape Cod fish markets - maybe down a dollar or two a pound - even in the offseason. I've seen $9-$11/lb depending upon weight. The lobsters are all very local and direct-from-the-boat so maybe they are protecting prices? Not sure...
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