The Fisheries Council of Canada has widened its Smarter Meals out of the Blue marketing campaign to hike seafood sales this holiday season.
The national marketing campaign encourages Canadians to eat more seafood – particularly Canadian seafood – already produced significant results since it began in May 2022, FCC President Paul Lansbergen told SeafoodSource.
The campaign has already racked up more than 18 million… Read More
U.S. seafood e-commerce vendors are emphasizing discounts and recipes using their products to lure shoppers this holiday season.
Pure Food Fish Market, SeaPak Shrimp and Seafood, Secret Island Salmon, Pacific Seafood, and Lotus Seafoods are among the companies offering online deals in advance of Christmas ...
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Costco's net sales rose, but its sales of fresh foods suffered in Q3 2023, Costco Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti said on the company's quarterly earnings call.
The Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.-based retailer, which operates 847 stores globally, said its net sales increased 8.1 percent to USD 53.44 billion (EUR 50 billion) compared to the same quarter in fiscal-year 2022. Its store traffic increased 3.9 percent… Read More
Young’s Seafood secured a contract to supply a new Extra Special Blackthorn Dry-Cured Smoked Salmon product to more than 450 Asda stores, the grocery chain said in a press release.
“We are delighted to have such a strong relationship with Young’s, and our customers always love the Extra Special Smoked Salmon products, especially at this time of the year,” Asda Local Buying Manager Ashley Connolly said.
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Darden is retaining a positive financial outlook for the upcoming holiday season, despite high inflation taking a bite out of its net earnings.
The Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.-based operator of Capital Grille, LongHorn Steakhouse, Olive Garden, and several other restaurant chains said in an earnings report issued on 16 December its sales increased 9.4 percent in its fiscal Q2 2023 to USD 2.5 billion (EUR 2.4 billion).
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising food retailers and restaurants to discard oysters from harvest area TX 1 in Galveston Bay, Texas, U.S.A. due to a norovirus outbreak.
The Texas Department of State Health Services and the Florida Department of Health notified the FDA of illnesses associated with consuming raw oysters from the TX 1 area, FDA said in a press release.
Oysters from the harvest area, which has been closed since 8… Read More
Australian grocery chains Coles and Woolworths are discounting rock lobster – along with several other seafood species – leading up to Christmas.
Coles, which operates 2,500 retail outlets throughout the country, has slashed prices on rock lobster, tiger prawns, and other seafood.
The grocery chain was selling Marine Stewardship Council-certified Western Australia cooked rock lobsters for AUD 27 (USD 18, EUR 17) each in… Read More
New surveys show more Americans will be gathering with friends and relatives this holiday season as the Covid-19 pandemic subsides, and higher numbers will be drawn to seafood restaurants' seasonal promotions.
In response, seafood restaurants are touting special dishes and promotions for the holiday season.
A new National Restaurant Association survey found 77 percent of consumers will eat out more than usual during the… Read More
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is asking suppliers to bid on supplying 207,000 cases of wild U.S. shrimp.
The shrimp will be used in the National School Lunch Program and other Federal Food and Nutrition Assistance Programs, the agency said in a notice. Suppliers must submit bids on the peeled and deveined shrimp solicitation by 23 December …
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Shelf-stable seafood sales continued to increase in value at U.S. grocery stores despite the highest price increases of any seafood category.
Shelf-stable seafood sales rose 6.2 percent to USD 188 million (EUR 178 million) for the four weeks ending 27 November, according to new data from IRI and 210 Analytics. At the same time, inflation on canned and pouched seafood jumped 12.4 percent.
“People are pulling back on how much they… Read More