Foodservice & Retail

Published on
October 23, 2017

Seafood retailers around the globe have latched on the prepared seafood meals trend, as shoppers continue to seek healthy, convenient, and interesting seafood meals. 

However, some United States supermarket chains have found new and delicious ways to keep shoppers buying seafood meals-to-go. Here are five of the most unique and succulent prepared seafood meals offered across the country.… Read More

Published on
October 20, 2017

Amazon’s seafood sales spiked in the third quarter, thanks to the online giant’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market.

Third-quarter fresh, frozen and prepared seafood sales on AmazonFresh jumped 50 percent to reach more than USD 1.8 million (EUR 1.5 million), accounting for around two percent of all Amazon Fresh sales, according to One Click Retail’s “Consumables on Amazon: Q3 2017 Update” report. Conversely, AmazonFre… Read More

Published on
October 18, 2017

Breaded fish product sales continue to sell well in the United Kingdom, and Grimbsy-based JCS Fish hopes to take advantage with its new BigFish Brand breaded salmon products.

The new BigFish Brand Salmon Bites retail for a suggested GBP 3.99 (USD 5.26, EUR 4.47) per 225-gram bag, and come in three flavors: Natural, Lemon & Pepper and Chilli and Lime. The BigFish Brand Salmon Goujons also retail for a suggested GBP 3.99 for a dozen goujons, an… Read More

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
October 18, 2017
Ned Bell

Vancouver, British Columbia-based chef and sustainability enthusiast Ned Bell has released his first seafood-focused cookbook, “Lure" – what the Ocean Wise associate and Chefs for Oceans founder called "a dream come true." 

Since taking a 8,700-kilometer journey by bicycle across Canada promoting seafood sustainability as a part of the Chefs for Oceans project, Bell – who was recently awarded the SeaWeb Seafood Ch… Read More

Published on
October 17, 2017
Chicken of the Sea

San Diego, California-based tuna brand Chicken of the Sea is celebrating National Seafood Month with a tongue-in-cheek ad campaign which revisits the question, “Is it chicken or is it fish?”

The new “Fish Called Chicken” ad spots refer to an infamous 2003 episode of reality TV series Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica, wherein singer Jessica Simpson, while eating a bowl of Chicken of the Sea tuna,  asked her then-husband N… Read More

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Chris Loew

Published on
October 17, 2017

The parent company of Utsunomiya, Japan-based conveyor-belt sushi chain Genki Sushi Co., rice wholesaler Shinmei Co., will buy 32.7 percent of Suita-based Sushiro Global Holdings, parent of competing chain Akindo Sushiro, from London-based private equity firm Permira. A large portion of Sushiro Global Holdings was already sold by Permira in an initial public offering in April.

The consolidation will give the combined chains leverage to demand low… Read More

Published on
October 16, 2017

Global foodservice distributor Aramark said that 90 percent of its frozen finfish and 100 percent of its canned tuna purchases meet Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch recommendations.

As part of its 2018 commitment to purchase 100 percent of United States-contracted seafood from Seafood Watch sources, Aramark also said that it expects to have transitioned all salmon and shrimp to Seafood Watch “Best Choice” and “Good Al… Read More

Published on
October 13, 2017

U.S. retailer Trader Joe’s is opting not to purchase shrimp from Mexico, following a campaign by conservation groups to raise awareness of the plight of the vaquita.

The Boycott Mexican Shrimp campaign, made up of a coalition of environmental groups including the Animal Welfare Institute and the Center for Biological Diversity, was launched earlier this year to save the vaquita, the world’s smallest porpoise, from decades of decline d… Read More

Published on
October 12, 2017

Raley’s, which operates 121 stores in the Western United States, will begin carrying three of the Saucy Fish Co.’s frozen fillet and sauce combinations at most of its stores, while Midwest retailer Mariano’s, has also picked up three of the products.

Meanwhile, Chicago, Illinois-based Fortune Fish & Gourmet – one of the largest seafood distributors in the country – now stocks The Saucy Fish Co.’s full range… Read More

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
October 12, 2017

A leading Chinese fresh food retailer has chartered private jets to fly 10,000 crabs from Alaska in time for the October festival rush. 

The crabs were photographed being sorted and graded on arrival at Shanghai’s Pudong Airport in a publicity campaign marshalled by He Ma Xian Sheng, a fresh food chain with outlets across major Chinese cities, which also serve as fulfillment and dispatch centers for online sales. The crabs will meet de… Read More