Foodservice & Retail

Published on
April 28, 2017
lobster roll

Summertime in Maine is lobster roll season, a fact the U.S. state's largest city intends to celebrate on 8 July with its first Lobster Roll Festival.

During the event, which is being organized by Down East Magazine, chefs from around the United States will convene at Thompson’s Point outdoor arena to compete for a new, coveted title: “World’s Best Lobster Roll,” reported The Bangor Daily News.

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By

Jason Holland

Published on
April 28, 2017
Tesco counter

Tesco has expanded its range of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified products to 100 items.

The U.K. retailer’s 100th MSC-certified product was its new Tesco Finest Battered Haddock & Mushy Pea Fishcakes. 

“It’s a great recipe that evokes fish and chips at the seaside and it’s produced in Grimsby, a town built on a proud fishing tradition,” said Champagne Cleary, buying manager for fish at Tesco.

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Christine Blank

Published on
April 26, 2017

Seafood served in Washington, D.C., restaurants is sometimes mislabeled, according to a new study. 

Using DNA barcoding, researchers found that 33 percent of seafood dishes tested at restaurants across the city were potentially mislabeled. But the mislabeling mainly involved substitutions of closely related species, the study found.

“While we found a high degree of mislabeling, the errors involved closely related species and we di… Read More

Published on
April 25, 2017

Southeastern Grocers LLC, which owns a series of popular grocery store chains including BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys and Winn-Dixie, has become the first North American retail member of the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) – a non-profit organization committed to supporting one-by-one tuna fisheries.

To coincide with its new IPNLF status, Southeaster Grocers has launched an exclusive private label pole-and-line canned… Read More

Published on
April 24, 2017

As more American consumers adjust their shopping preference to reflect their heightened regard for transparency, retail giant Walmart is upping its premium frozen and organic product offerings by introducing pre-portioned and seasoned Norwegian salmon fillets under The Salmon Man Salmon Portions brand.

Walmart will stock the new product in 485 stores located in the U.S. Midwest – specifically Ohio, Michigan and Indiana – where there i… Read More

Published on
April 19, 2017

Greenpeace USA has released its second-ever canned tuna ranking, finding that a number of U.S. retailers have made “significant progress toward offering consumers more sustainable and ethical products,” according to the NGO’s guide. 

Whole Foods, Hy-Vee, Wegmans, Giant Eagle, Albertsons, ALDI, Ahold Delhaize, and Kroger are among the retail outlets that have made the most gains in the realm of sustainable canned tuna, said … Read More

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Christine Blank

Published on
April 19, 2017
Bristol Bay

After achieving solid results in the millennial-heavy test market of Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A., the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association (BBRSDA) of Bristol Bay, Alaska, is expanding its brand recognition and sales pilot program for its wild sockeye salmon this year.

BBRSDA launched the campaign "in order to create a recognized and sought-after brand for Bristol Bay sockeye salmon” and increase the value of its fishery. It s… Read More

Published on
April 17, 2017

United Kingdom-based seafood company Saucy Fish Co. has landed several retail contracts heading into the spring of 2017. The company’s Ready-to-Eat range of salmon fillets can now be found in Mariano’s and Hannaford grocery chains within the United States, and its new frozen range has entered U.S.-based supermarket chain Meijer as well as Canada’s Fortinos.   

Fortinos, which is owned by Loblaws, now features four froz… Read More

Published on
April 13, 2017

Clearwater Seafoods has introduced its newest product customized for the European market– 100 percent natural and wild-caught Arctic surfclams, presented in pre-cut and portioned sushi-ready slices. 

The new product will debut on display in the coming weeks during the Seafood Expo Global / Seafood Processing Global event taking place in Brussels, Belgium from 25 to 27 April. The Artic surfclams offering, which is ready-to-use and creat… Read More

Published on
April 13, 2017

With Boston and Seafood Expo North America (SENA) 2017 in its rearview mirror, Florida, U.S.A.-based company Sea Delight is preparing to depart for Brussels, Belgium for Seafood Expo Global / Seafood Processing Global with a familiar culinary star in tow – celebrity Chef Robyn Almodovar.

Almodovar, who was on hand for the company as its chef ambassador in Boston, will assume the same role for Sea Delight in Belgium from 25 to 27 April durin… Read More