Millennials Blamed for Falling Sales of Canned Tuna

Millennials Blamed for Falling Sales of Canned Tuna:  According to recent U.S. Department of Agriculture data, finicky millennial tastes may be one of the primary reasons why canned tuna sales have fallen so dramatically in recent years - with StarKist executive Andy Mecs complaining that “a lot of millennials don’t even own can openers.”

And while I can’t speak for the millennial’s distaste for canned tuna, I can report that my cat still seems to enjoy the delicacy.  Now if I were “Big Tuna,” rather than target those canned tuna ads toward millennials, I’d address all future marketing toward their cats.  Hell, when you consider all the money being spent on cat products every year, I think we can safely conclude that cats have more disposable income than millennials do anyway.    

Of course, another solution to declining sales might be to start marketing the tuna as “gluten-free.”  Do that and you’d instantly have every hipster from Maine to Seattle falling all over themselves to buy a can of the damn stuff.  

Of course, you may say “but that still doesn’t address that pesky can opener issue.”  Well, never fear - because Apple has come to the rescue - announcing their brand new, incredibly hip device called the “iOpener.”  A device, which, if working properly - should make you think twice about the crap in those damn cans you’ll soon be shoving into your mouth.  But, that said, this device is so hip and cool that even someone caught eating canned tuna will still be able to feel good about themselves.  And I think that’s exactly what America should be all about. 

Views: 51

Comment by koshersalaami on December 4, 2018 at 7:15am

IOpener borders on brilliant

Comment by Johnny Robish on December 4, 2018 at 7:22am

Thanks Kosher - that's very nice of you to say.

Comment by alsoknownas on December 4, 2018 at 8:09am

That's why they have those pull open tops now just like the cat food. My problem is now I have to look 2 or 3 times to convince my self I'm not making making a "Purrfect Gruel" sandwich.

Comment by Tom Cordle on December 4, 2018 at 8:34am

I have first-hand experience on this matter, having long ago worked at a tuna-packing plant on San Pedro Island, Long Beach, CA. I can attest to having seen the same tuna packed in cans labeled for Chicken of the Sea, Kroger, etc, etc. I used to dine regularly at lunch on pilfered cans of fancy Albacore, and millennials don't know what they're missing. Chicken of the Sea needs to bring back Charlie Tuna.

On a side note, our cat is snooty and prefers human-intended tuna to cat food, and my foolish wife indulges his preferences.

Comment by Johnny Robish on December 4, 2018 at 9:34am

Not surprised!

Comment by Tom Cordle on December 5, 2018 at 10:57am

Johnny – now look what you have gone and done:


You need to be a member of Our Salon to add comments!

Join Our Salon


Where To Now?

Posted by Robert B. James on May 25, 2019 at 2:19pm 1 Comment

Thanks, Lorianne

Posted by nerd cred on May 25, 2019 at 12:13pm 2 Comments

Twenty-Three Minutes

Posted by J.P. Hart on May 25, 2019 at 3:57am 3 Comments

© 2019   Created by lorianne.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service