Foodservice & Retail

Published on
February 18, 2019

Walmart subsidiary, Jet, has launched a new initiative to bring same-day delivery of fresh seafood to customers in New York City, New York, U.S.A. – one the company said it is looking to eventually expand nationwide.

Jet announced Thursday, 14 February, that it will start delivering fresh seafood via a partnership with FultonFishMarket.com. It is the only major online retailer to provide same-day delivery of fresh seafood from Fulton Fish

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Jason Holland

Published on
February 15, 2019

As a retail product, fish has historically faced many challenges, but it is now ideally positioned to capitalize on some important emerging food trends and a changing retail landscape, delegates heard at the recent annual U.K.-Norwegian Seafood Summit in London.

Because of the high-price perception of seafood, as well as the inherent barriers relating to a lack of product and cooking know-how, the volume of fish sales in the U.K. grocery market

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
February 14, 2019

A new venture between a retailing giant and a tech-focused retail brand is targeting once-remote northwest China with high-end imported seafood.

“Mo Er Xian Sheng” is a tie-up between one of China’s largest retailers, the Beijing Hualian Group, and Jiangsu Mo Er Commerce Management Co. (part of the Jiangsu Overseas Group Corp, which has a large international trading business).

The first Mo Er Xian Sheng store opened in Zhong Fa

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Published on
February 14, 2019

The popularity of keto, paleo, and other protein-centric diets is just one of the food trends set to impact sales of seafood in the United States and throughout the world this year. 

Read on for the top five food trends expected to boost sales of seafood in restaurants and supermarkets in

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Published on
February 13, 2019

McDonald’s recently rolled out a new fish burger in Malaysia to celebrate Chinese New Year.

In conjunction with Chinese New Year, the Fish Prosperity Burger joins the fast food chain’s Prosperity Chicken and Prosperity Beef burgers. 

“The Chinese believe that fish symbolize abundance of wealth,” a McDonald’s spokesperson said of the new seafood sandwich.

The burger is made from tilapia and coated with crunchy

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Published on
February 13, 2019

The Saucy Fish Co. aims to boost online sales of its frozen seafood entrees for Valentine’s Day with the gift of a limited-edition, “sexy” sauce.

The Grimsby, United Kingdom-based supplier’s Saucy No. 5 is made with four “potent aphrodisiacs,” Saucy Fish said in a statement.

Consumers who order Saucy’s products via its website starting on 8 February will receive the sauce for free.  

“As

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Published on
February 12, 2019

Seafood suppliers, retailers, and organizations in the United States are promoting the many health benefits of eating seafood during February, which is National Heart Health Month.

Cleveland, Ohi, U.S.A.-based Heinen’s Fine Foods is partnering with Verlasso Salmon to promote the sustainably-farmed salmon during the month of February. 

The 22-store grocery chain and Verlasso Salmon are offering customers USD 2.00 (EUR 1.76) per pound

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Jason Holland

Published on
January 31, 2019

While whitefish products are well-placed to capitalize on the public’s growing dietary shift away from red meat in the United Kingdom, the entire value chain needs to do all it can to overcome what has become a relatively static consumption pattern and to cement the products’ position as an important source of protein in the market, according to Stuart Caborn, chief procurement officer at Young’s Seafood Ltd.

Per person, the

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Sally James

Published on
January 31, 2019

The Winter Fancy Food Show kicked off 2019 with a resounding buzz, featuring more than 2,400 exhibitors from over 50 countries showcasing all manner of products from cheese and chocolate, to ramen and jerky, to functional foods seemingly “free” from everything except flavor.

Featuring country pavilions such as the United Kingdom, Japan, France, Italy, the Philippines, Spain, Greece, Mexico, Canada, and Brazil, it was guaranteed that

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Published on
January 29, 2019

Tesco UK is closing fresh seafood counters in around 90 stores, citing a challenging grocery market and more customers shopping online.

Around 9,000 employees are expected to be impacted by the fresh counter closures and a number of other cost-cutting measures, according to the retailer.

“In our four years of turnaround, we’ve made good progress, but the market is challenging and we need to continually adapt to remain competitive and

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