Joshua Dooley, the meat and seafood sales manager at Kroger-owned grocery chain QFC in Washington state -- one of the hardest-hit regions in the United States by the coronavirus outbreak -- is seeing double-digit growth in frozen and dry-packaged seafood offerings since last week.

Dooley told IntraFish he only anticipates those numbers to grow with shoppers' panic-buying not expected to subside anytime soon.

"Fresh seafood is going to be the unknown," he said of how the retailer is strategizing its way through possible changers in shopping habits created by coronavirus concerns.