Palladium Equity Partners’ acquisition of Coral Gables’, Florida, U.S.A.-based Quirch Foods in December 2018 has enabled the company to take a major step forward in its growth plan, an executive with Quirch’s seafood brand, Panamei, told SeafoodSource at the 2019 Seafood Expo North America.
Jorge Roza, Panamei Seafood’s marketing director, said Quirch, which had recorded USD 1 billion (EUR 880 million) in revenue in… Read More
Sustainable seafood consultancy and non-profit FishWise launched the Roadmap for Improving Seafood Ethics (RISE) website during Seafood Expo North America 2019, with the goal of creating a resource to streamline guidance and actionable steps seafood companies can take to understand the labor conditions throughout their supply chains.
The platform, which was developed in partnership with the seafood industry and leading conservation and… Read More
Massachusetts-based seafood supplier and distributor Stavis Seafoods is celebrating 90 years in the seafood industry throughout 2019, the company announced during Seafood Expo North America in Boston this week.
Founded in 1929 under its original moniker, Stavis Ipswich Clam Company, Stavis Seafoods has become an internationally-known, vertically-integrated company and prominent operator on Boston’s waterfront. The business has… Read More
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based Legal Sea Foods has entered into a partnership with Charoen Pokphand Foods to begin distribution of premium shrimp products in North America.
The partnership will have Bangkok, Thailand-based CP Foods supplying the shrimp for a number of fresh and frozen items, sourced at its aquaculture facilities. The two companies launched the products at Seafood Expo North America 2019 in Boston.
The new… Read More
Seafood Expo North America 2019’s keynote speaker, Lindsey Piegza – chief economist for Stifel Fixed Income – warned that current data on consumer spending and the marketplace point to a greater than 50 percent chance that a recession sets in by 2020.
Piegza’s review of the U.S. and global economy dove into economic trends of the past few years, and how the U.S. Federal Reserve is likely to react to trends in the… Read More
Delft, The Netherlands-based Veramaris has revealed that survey data indicates the presence of omega-3 fatty acids in salmon are key to consumption by consumers
The survey, which encompassed 50 retailers in five countries, and 14,000 consumers in six countries, showed that more than half of participants indicated that the omega-3 content of salmon is a big factor in purchasing the product. That data is valuable to Veramaris, which is… Read More
At Seafood Expo North America on Monday, 18 March, companies representing about 80 percent of the total production of salmon in Chile vowed to reduce their use of antibiotics and seek a “Good Alternative” rating from the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program by 2025.
Members of the Chilean Salmon Marketing Council, which include Cermaq Chile, MultiExport Foods, Australis, Salmones Camachaca, Blumar, Ventisqueros,… Read More
The Chilean salmon industry will refocus its marketing efforts to highlight the Patagonia region of Chile, where much of the sector’s salmon is grown.
The campaign, titled “The Promise of Patagonia,” was unveiled on Monday, 18 March at the 2019 Seafood Expo North America in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Ricardo Garcia, the chairman of the marketing Chilean Salmon Marketing Council, as well as the CEO of Camanchaca and the vice… Read More
Craig Rexroad, Thai Union’s communications director for North America, told SeafoodSource on Monday, 17 March at Seafood Expo North Amercica that his company is amped up about its subsidiary Chicken of the Sea’s new Infusions line of tuna cups, which received a full launch in the first quarter of 2019.
The single-serving recyclable plastic cups hold 80 grams of shelf-stable tuna and come in four flavors – Lemon & Thyme,… Read More
It was like the first day of school when Martha Stewart's culinary director, Thomas Joseph, arrived at the 2019 Seafood Expo North America event in Boston, Massachusetts on its opening day.
Joseph, who is a 2017 James Beard Award winner, pulled up to the continent’s largest seafood trade event with the four initial offerings under the Martha Stewart brand’s latest seafood product line in tow, ready for their debut. The products… Read More