Broadline foodservice distribution giant US Foods is focusing on value and easy-to-prepare seafood items in an effort to help restaurants face historically tight labor markets and stubbornly-inflated food costs.

Jennifer Wandler, senior director of category management for seafood at US Foods, said her company has been shifting its product mix and rolled out a new suite of of items to help ease the pressure on costs in particular.

US Foods meat and seafood sales together totaled over $11.2 billion (€11.3