Foodservice & Retail

Published on
February 16, 2018

Timed with the start of the Lenten season, SeaPak Shrimp and Seafood is introducing a line of lighter and healthier seafood meals.

Best known for products like breaded butterfly shrimp, the St. Simons Island, Georgia, U.S.A.-based frozen seafood manufacturer is now rolling out its healthier SeaPak Selections line in Kroger and Meijer supermarkets nationwide.

The line will also be available in some Ahold Delhaize-owned chains, including select Foo… Read More

Published on
February 16, 2018

Restaurants chains across the United States are featuring seafood dishes for the Lenten season, which runs 14 February through 29 March. 

While SeafoodSource recently revealed some of the top Lenten promotions from Captain D’s, Long John Silver’s, and other major chains, many other restaurant operators, ranging from quick-service to upscale, are highlighting new seafood offerings for Lent.

Here are six of the biggest seafood prom… Read More

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
February 16, 2018

A Canadian firm is taking a novel approach to promoting the country’s oysters in China. 

Hanington Foods – known as Han Zhu Dun Food Co in Mandarin – drew a crowd when it served up the Malpeque (Crassostrea Virginica) oysters from Prince Edward Island at the Olé supermarket in the upmarket Tai Koo mall. Consumers queued up to see “French Kiss” oysters being prepared and eaten at the concept kitchen of an … Read More

Published on
February 16, 2018

Whole Foods Market has begun charging brands more money for prime shelf space and introducing new fees, and has initiated other reforms that are squeezing smaller purveyors, according to a new report from Business Insider.

Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods, which operates 477 stores, is also asking for more money for in-store product demonstrations and taste tests, and has stopped paying shipping fees for some products and dropped minimum-order req… Read More

Published on
February 15, 2018

A storm is brewing that could impact some restaurants’ sales this Lenten season. 

A Business Insider article published 14 February reported some quick-service restaurant chains – including some Captain D’s locations – use beef tallow, which is made from rendered animal fat, to fry food. As a result, Catholics who are strictly avoiding meat for Lent could be consuming some meat by-product in Captain D’s fried flo… Read More

Published on
February 12, 2018

In an effort to drive more millennials to the frozen seafood category, SeaPak Shrimp and Seafood has unveiled a new packaging design and logo, and added a BuzzFeed Tasty logo to one of its packages.

The redesigned packaging on more than 30 SeaPak SKUs aims to “better align the brand with its message of allowing busy families to ‘chillax’ and escape the stress of meal-time with nutritious, easy-to-prepare seafood,” said Voi… Read More

Published on
February 9, 2018

Amazon is taking another step to increase sales of Whole Foods Market’s groceries – including seafood and prepared seafood dishes – by offering free two-hour delivery at certain Whole Foods stores.

In the months following Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods last summer, Whole Foods’ traffic and sales have spiked. Amazon sold an estimated USD 11 million (EUR 9 million) of Whole Foods' 365 Everyday Value natural and or… Read More

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
February 8, 2018

China’s premier seaside tourist region is seeking to rein in malpractice in the seafood catering sector, which has seen customers overcharged and a restaurant charged with bribery. 

A clampdown involving the China Food and Drug Administration, the Industry and Commerce Bureau (which issues business licenses), the Tourism Administration, and the Public Security Bureau has resulted in the high-profile closure of two restaurants in Sanya,… Read More

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
February 7, 2018

Going out to eat for younger consumer groups is all about experience, adventure, and togetherness. That’s what panelists at the 2018 Global Seafood Market Conference, hosted by the National Fisheries Institute, discovered when parsing out the preferences fueling the latest small-plate craze dominating foodservice.

Sharing is caring, particularly for millennials, who yearn for social dining experiences that go beyond just eating alongside fr… Read More

Published on
February 6, 2018

Red Lobster kicked off its new “Seafood with Standards” program with a Super Bowl television ad.

Aired during the pre-game broadcast of Sunday’s Super Bowl LII, the ad shared Red Lobster’s “Seafood with Standards” story and commitment to serving seafood that is 100 percent traceable, sustainable, and responsible. 

“Red Lobster’s vision is to be where the world goes for seafood, now and for gen… Read More