Expo News

Published on
March 12, 2018

We eat with our eyes.

It’s a truth intrinsically known to food packagers across industries, who dedicate ample amounts of time and scores of resources toward attracting the hungry eyes of shoppers searching for their next meal. A deftly executed package can have a profound impact on a company’s profit margin. It can also be the difference-maker in dismantling long-held consumer skepticism when it comes to seafood, according to

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Cliff White

Published on
March 12, 2018

The Scottish Salmon Company has introduced a new premium export brand to North America at this year’s Seafood Expo North America in Boston, Massachusetts.

On Sunday, 11 March, the company announced it will make its Lochlander Salmon available to premium restaurants and upmarket hotels in the United States. The brand focuses on Scottish “sea loch” provenance, the product’s sustainability certifications and the

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Christine Blank

Published on
March 12, 2018

Alaskan crab suppliers and processors have long had an "ugly" problem, which they are now aiming to remedy with a marketing campaign launching at Seafood Expo North America in Boston, Massachusetts, taking place 11 to 13 March.

Consumers and retail buyers often shy away from crab sporting different-looking shells than the bright orange color they are used to. These dark, spotted, or barnacle-attached shells are even called

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Published on
March 12, 2018

Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based seafood importer Stavis Seafoods has earned the British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety certification for its Boston facility, the company announced on Sunday, 11 March, during Seafood Expo North America 2018.

The company underwent a rigorous third-party audit to achieve recognition from BRC, which is renowned for its food safety and quality certification program. Several areas of

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Cliff White

Published on
March 11, 2018

Thai Union’s Chicken of the Sea and Iceland’s Finest were named the winners of the 2018 Seafood Excellence Awards on the first day of Seafood Expo North America on Sunday, 11 March, 2018.

Chicken of the Sea won the “Best New Foodservice Product” award for its Yellowfin Tuna Slices, and Iceland’s Finest won the “Best New Retail Product” award for its Creamy Masago Bites.

The winners were picked from a

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Published on
March 11, 2018

Seafood Expo North America / Seafood Processing North America, the largest seafood industry event of its kind on the continent, opened its doors today, Sunday, 11 March, in Boston, Massachusetts to thousands of buyers and suppliers for another recording-breaking year, the exposition’s organizer Diversified Communications announced.

The 2018 edition of the exposition features 1,341 exhibiting companies from 57 countries – including

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Published on
March 11, 2018

The clocks jumped forward during the early hours of Sunday, 11 March, 2018. 

Industry professionals attending Seafood Expo North America in Boston, Massachusetts this week, who had already downloaded the event’s official mobile application, likely weren’t surprised by the time springing forward this weekend.  The app – sponsored by information system developer iNECTA and designed by SENA organizer Diversified

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Christine Blank

Published on
March 11, 2018

There's a quiet revolution taking place at seafood counters across the United States.

Sensing an opening in the marketplace, grocers in the United States are branching out to new – and often more sustainable – types of seafood to boost sales in their seafood departments.

From the 17-store Busch’s chain in Michigan, to the Pennsylvania-based Acme Markets, a 179-store chain owned by Albertsons Companies, to the ubiquitous giants

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Christine Blank

Published on
March 9, 2018

Sustainable aquaculture producers now have an unlikely advocate, in the form of world champion surfer Jamie Mitchell.

Historically, many surfers have protested ocean fish farms, including the most recent boycott of farmed salmon products in Tasmania, Australia. Food businesses and surfers called for the boycott after salmon farming giant Tassal said it would explore expanding its operation off the coast of King Island, Tasmania.

However,

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Published on
March 8, 2018

In the coming days, thousands of seafood buyers, importers, distributors, and processors will convene in Boston, Massachusetts for the 2018 Seafood Expo North America/ Seafood Processing North America event, taking place Sunday, 11 March through Tuesday, 13 March.

Whether exploring a quarter-million square feet of seafood industry exhibits or delving into the exposition’s comprehensive conference program, visitors will have plenty to do at

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