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Long John Silver’s Lent promotion, which kicks off today, 30 January, signals the start of what is expected to be a big growth year for the more than 1,000-store chain.

The longstanding quick-service chain has also upped its purchases of several seafood species, including cod and pollock from Alaska.

For the Lenten season, LJS is promoting a Beer-Battered Cod meal, served with hush puppies and a side, for USD 5.99 (EUR 5.59). It will simultaneously promote its Classic Battered Fish meal, made...

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Icelandic Seachill’s The Saucy Fish Co. recently debuted a wide range of frozen seafood meals at Sainsbury’s stores across the United Kingdom. 

The line brings “chilled-quality fish to the freezer,” according to the company, which has traditionally focused on chilled seafood items and meals. The new frozen line features five flavors: Sea Bass with Salsa Verde; Smoked Haddock with Vintage Cheddar and Chive Sauce; Salmon with Chilli, Lime and Ginger Dressing; and two Saucy...

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Captain D's

Popular U.S. fast casual seafood restaurant chain Captain D’s has reported its year-end results for 2016, which reveal another period of record high system-wide average unit volume (AUV) for the enterprise.

Captain D’s saw a system-wide same-store sales increase in the fourth quarter of 1.3 percent and a 2.3 percent system-wide same-store sales jump for the entire 2016 fiscal year, “marking the company's 21st consecutive quarter and sixth consecutive year of positive growth,” it said...

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Kingfisher Fish and Chips

Kingfisher Fish and Chips in Plymouth has scooped the flagship Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year award at the 2017 Annual National Fish & Chip Awards in London, going one better than its second-place last year.

Kingfisher’s owners Nikki Mutton and Craig Maw have only owned the fish and chip shop for four years but this was the third year that they had entered it into the competition.

To secure the top spot, the chip shop had to progress through a multi-stage judging...

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Birds Eye UK marketing director Steve Challouma

Frozen food brand Birds Eye U.K. has appointed a new marketing manager to take up the role after current marketing director Steve Chantry departs on 28 February 2017.

Effective from 1 March, Steve Challouma moves into the role following 20 years working in the Birds Eye business, where he started as a graduate trainee for Birds Eye Walls under the ownership of Unilever.

Challouma most recently held the position of category general manager across the Nomad Group fish portfolio – a role he took...

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