The seafood delivery company Hull has seen its market share increase from 5.6% to 8.2% in the past year, according to a new report from research firm eMarketer.
The firm, which recently ranked Hull third in the U.S. for seafood delivery volume, said that the growth has come largely due to the addition of the company’s new delivery platform, Seafood Delivery Alliance.
Seafood delivery in particular has become a top driver of growth for the company, with growth in volume and revenue in the first half of this year hitting a high of $8.8 million.
Seafontimes, the company that runs SeafoodDelivery Alliance, said it has already added over 500,000 customers.
The company expects to add 1,400,000 in the third quarter of 2019, which it expects to top the first quarter’s total of 3,800,000.
Seaforthimes said it was able to grow by 80% in volume in the fourth quarter of 2018, thanks in part to an increased focus on its delivery partners.
“In the past, we’ve been able to provide a consistent and consistent mix of seafood and delivery service to our partners,” said Hull president and CEO Scott Haggerty.
“We are now able to deliver a wide range of seafood that our customers love, and we are adding delivery partners who can deliver to locations around the world.”
The growth in seafood delivery has been fueled in part by the growing popularity of the seafood delivery app Uber, which is known for delivering seafood and other products.
The app is popular because it is cheap and easy to use.
The number of Uber drivers who are delivering to customers increased from 1,000 to 1,600 in the second half of 2018.
In the first three months of 2019 the app received nearly $300 million in revenue, and it expects that figure to continue growing in 2019.
SeafoamDelivery, which has partnered with more than 60 restaurants to provide delivery, said the growth in the seafood industry has come at a cost.
The growth of the market for delivery has made it difficult for companies to remain profitable, and the companies that are doing it have struggled to attract and retain talented workers.
“The cost of hiring the best seafood workers is high,” Seafoammates chief executive, Dan Stosberg, said.
“It’s very hard to find people who can take a great job and deliver and serve customers the way we want them to.”