Expo News

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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By

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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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 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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By

Mark Godfrey

Published on
September 12, 2017

A leading Chinese retailer is looking for new supply lines for imported seafood to supply a raft of new stores being opened in central China. 

Sourcing staff for the Gao Xian Shi Yan Yi chain – which recently opened its fifth outlet in Changsha city – were at the Seafood Expo Asia last week on the lookout for potential new suppliers to help the company meet ambitious expansion plans. 

The chain is part of the much larger Bu

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
September 8, 2017

China's ambitious plans to expand its mariculture production increasingly hinge on the government’s ability to secure access to large tracts of coastline, according to a leading local aquaculture researcher. 

“They want to secure a whole bay…in order to have a full zonal approach, but this is difficult because there are so many competing users of the coast,” Professor KH Chu, an expert in aquaculture at the Chinese

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
September 8, 2017

The multiplicity of sustainability certification schemes is confusing consumers, according to head of corporate responsibility at one of Hong Kong’s leading hotel operators. 

Janice Lao, director of corporate responsibility and sustainability at the Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels Ltd., which runs big names like the Peninsula Hotel, one of Hong Kong’s grandest addresses, made the comment at Seafood Expo Asia on 7

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