Expo News

Published on
March 12, 2018

The seafood economy should embrance, not fear, the future, political economist, author, and professor Mark Blyth said in his keynote address at Seafood Expo North America in Boston, Massachusetts on 11 March.

Blyth, a professor at Brown University explained in his address, titled, “What Does Globalization 3.0 Look Like? Global Trade in a World of Local Populism,” said that to-date, two waves of globalization have shaped the

Read More
By

Chris Loew

Published on
March 12, 2018

Japanese seafood companies will be out in force at the 2018 Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, taking place 11 to 13 March.

Included among the roughly 1,000 exhibitors at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center will be a score from Japan, one of 50 countries that will have a presence at the event.

Banjo Foods Co., Ltd., based in Mishima City, Shizuoka Prefecture, is a processor of Japanese wasabi. The company

Read More
By

Cliff White

Published on
March 12, 2018

“Vegan” and “tuna” are two words not often seen together. 

Perhaps it’s that novelty, or maybe it’s just that conference attendees like free samples, but the Ocean Hugger Foods booth at the 2018 Seafood Expo North America in Boston, Massachusetts was bustling on Sunday, 11 March, the expo’s opening day.

Created by master chef James Corwell, Ahimi tastes like tuna sashimi, but is made from tomato,

Read More
By

Christine Blank

Published on
March 12, 2018

Prepared seafood meals that are ready for shoppers to quickly bake or grill at home are becoming more common in U.S. supermarket chains. And some grocers are finding success with new types of packaging and seafood offerings in their meals-to-go program. 

For example, DePere, Wisconsin-based Skogen’s Festival Foods recently added more seafood items to its One Step Prep meal program, such as marinated, seasoned Atlantic salmon fillets

Read More
By

Madelyn Kearns

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

Read More
By

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

Read More
By

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

Read More
By

Madelyn Kearns

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

Read More
By

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

Read More
By

Madelyn Kearns

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

Read More