SALES of cod at UK retailers rose by 2.4 per cent in 2014, from £345.7 million to £354.1 million, Intrafish reported.
Frozen cod sales increased in value to £177 million, up 2.3 per cent, while chilled cod was up to £176.9 million (a jump of 2.5 per cent).
Ambient cod, meanwhile, soared by 14.8 per cent to £123,000, the latest statistics by Nielsen revealed.
Volumes rose by 1.2 per cent to 43,103 tonnes, compared to 42,585 tonnes in 2013.
Tesco remained the market leader, while recording a slight drop in its share from 26.2 per cent to 23.4 per cent.
Sainsbury’s share fell to 15.4 per cent, and Morrisons increased to 12.5 per cent.
Asda was fourth, with 10.3 per cent, while Aldi boosted its share to 8.7 per cent. And Mark & Spencer was down, at 6.7 per cent.
The biggest rise was by Lidl, with 5.2 per cent of the market (up from just two per cent the year before).
Waitrose sold 4.9 per cent, Iceland 4.8 per cent, Coop 2.8 per cent and Farm Foods 1.4 per cent, with the remainder of retailers making up the other 3.7 per cent.