Foodservice & Retail

Published on
April 20, 2018
John Ross Jr. celebration smoked salmon

John Ross Jr., a U.K. fish merchant and curer by appointment to Her Majesty the Queen, is marking the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle by launching a celebration smoked salmon.

The Original Rum Cured Smoked Salmon, presented in a bridal white pack, draws on a 160-year old recipe using rum and sugar cane.

It is available in 90 Waitrose stores across the southeast of England, independent retail stores in the United Kingdom, retailers acros… Read More

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Christine Blank

Published on
April 20, 2018

While most restaurant chains add seafood dishes during the Lenten season, one large operator is going bigger, offering new seafood specials from early April through mid-June.

Brio Tuscan Grille, owned by Bravo/Brio Restaurant Group, which operates more than 1,000 restaurants, recently launched a Seafood Celebration featuring seafood items for lunch and dinner.

New entrees include Strawberry Balsamic Salmon Salad; Grilled Salmon Fresca; Shrimp Med… Read More

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Christine Blank

Published on
April 16, 2018

Walmart is focusing on remodeling stores, adding pickup towers, and expanding online grocery delivery in an effort to grab a greater share of the U.S. grocery market.

As part of a USD 11 billion (EUR 8.9 billion) capital expenditure plan, Walmart will remodel 500 stores and open 20 new stores this year – a shift in focus from previous years, when it opened many more new locations.

As part of the plan, Walmart’s Florida stores will gar… Read More

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
April 16, 2018

Chinese agriculture conglomerate Tongwei is expanding its consumer-facing foods business with a new range of tilapia snacks cooked to local tastes in convenience packs. 

Its new Spicy Sichuan-Style Tilapia Filet, packed pre-cooked in 120-gram satchels, are being sold for CNY 29.90 (USD 4.76, EUR 3.84) each by Tongwei subsidiary Chengdu Qing Mai Su Food Products Co. under the “Zui Ya Jian” brand name (it translates as “ivory… Read More

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Christine Blank

Published on
April 13, 2018

Young’s Foodservice has introduced a new fish patty that foodservice operators can use for sandwiches or burgers.

The wild Marine Stewardship Council-certified Alaskan pollock Fishwich is coated in a signature bubbly batter, and then can be cooked from frozen by baking for 25 minutes, or deep frying for eight minutes.

The versatile Fishwich can be used across both lunch and dinner occasions as a burger, sandwich or “even as a chunky a… Read More

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
April 11, 2018

One of China’s leading tilapia producers has raised the stakes in the domestic market with an eye-catching organic pre-cooked range targeting young urbanites. 

The Fei Fei fish steak range was launched by Hainan Xiangtai Fishery Co., a leading tilapia producer in Hainan Province, which has teamed up with a processor in Fujian Province to launch the product line. 

Sold in 128-gram sachets at CNY 38 (USD 6.00, EUR 4.80) per unit, an… Read More

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
April 11, 2018
Dish on Fish

The National Fisheries Institute’s Dish on Fish blog has topped media aggregator Feedspot’s list of the “Top 100 Seafood Blogs and Websites for Seafood Lovers,” a positive sign of the blog’s growing reach and resonance, according to NFI. 

Dish on Fish, which garners an estimated 10,000 visits and 130,000 likes on Facebook each month, is written from the perspective of Rima Kleiner, a licensed dietitian and nutri… Read More

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Christine Blank

Published on
April 10, 2018

The manufacturer of the first Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified pet food is working diligently to make the product available for purchase in United States’ grocery chains later this year.

The Snif-Snax Smoked Salmon & Sweet Potato Bites dog treats, made by Miami, Florida, U.S.A.-based MacKnight Food Group, are the first in a planned line of BAP-certified pet treats from the company. MacKnight also produces a wide variety of smo… Read More

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Christine Blank

Published on
April 6, 2018

Albertsons is expanding Plated’s meal kit offerings in its stores, including the addition of a salmon meal kit.

Albertsons, which owns Plated, a meal kit subscription service, initially offered Plated meal kits in 20 Safeway stores in Northern California and 20 Jewel-Osco stores in the Chicago area. By the end of this year, a line of six meal kits will be available in hundreds of Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Acme, To… Read More

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Christine Blank

Published on
April 5, 2018

Captain D’s, a Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.-based chain of 535 fast casual seafood restaurants, named a new chief development officer amid rapid growth.

Brad Reed, previously vice president of franchise operations, was promoted to chief development officer at the Nashville, Tennessee-based company. Michael Arrowsmith previously held the position.

Reed is responsible for spearheading Captain D’s growth through franchising and real esta… Read More