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Newly international fast casual restaurant concept Slapfish has opened a new storefront in San Clemente, California, U.S.A.

The location, which celebrated its official grand opening on 7 January, joins a crop of seven other Slapfish restaurants along California’s coast, including those in Orange County, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Irvine, Newport Beach, Brea and Los Angeles (inside LAX airport). The new California-based brick–and-mortar store is the first step in Slapfish’s ambitious 2017...

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United Kingdom supermarket sales soared by 1.8 percent for the 12 weeks ending 1 January, thanks in part to an uptick in premium purchases such as fresh seafood and smoked salmon during the Christmas season.

Shoppers spent a signficant GBP 480 million (USD 584 million, EUR 553 million) more at grocery stores for the quarter compared to the same period in 2015 – a record Christmas season, according to new data from Kantar Worldpanel.

“Year-on-year market growth has been helped by comparisons...

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smoked salmon

Scotland’s appetite for locally sourced salmon has skyrocketed in the past year, according to data compiled by supermarket chain Asda and food company Scotty Brand.

The festive season saw record volumes of Scotty Brand salmon sold across Asda stores, while the retailer also saw sales of salmon spike across its own brand premium range.

Overall, Asda saw a 15 percent sales increase across its Extra Special range.

“Throughout the year, and in particular on the lead up to the festive season...

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Southstream Seafoods, the producer and distributor of the Frostmark brand based out of Rhode Island, U.S.A., will be updating its product packaging to align with the company’s new logo and branding aesthetic.

The company, with its new Frostmark packaging, hopes to provide customers with “a consistent label, top quality and superior raw materials,” it said in a news release.

“A picture represents a thousand words,” the company explained. “Look for our trusted Frostmark logo to ensure 100...

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Candace Bure

Candace Cameron Bure, star of TV sitcoms “Full House” and “Fuller House,” has been named as the newest brand spokesperson for major seafood producer StarKist.

Bure will join StarKist’s mascot Charlie the Tuna in promoting the StarKist Tuna and Salmon Creations line of single-serve pouches, optimized to appeal to those pursuing healthy, on-the-go lifestyles. To start off, Bure will feature prominently in StarKist's multimedia campaigns, including two 15-second on-the-go TV commercials, which...

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