Foodservice & Retail

Published on
June 23, 2017

Canned tuna and seafood supplier StarKist is celebrating its 100th anniversary by pledging USD 100,000 (EUR 89, 426) cash and USD 50,000 (EUR 44,708)-worth of StarKist products to Feed the Children, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending child hunger.

"We are thrilled to continue our relationship with Feed the Children, as we value the organization's endless commitment to breaking the poverty cycle by not only providing food, but also thro… Read More

Published on
June 23, 2017
Seafish

The U.K. Seafish Authority and restaurant news publication The Caterer have listed the top 10 seafood restaurants in the United Kingdom still in the running for the 2017 Restaurant of the Year distinction, a prize bestowed upon the establishment cooking and serving up the most delicious seafood dishes in the region. 

The competition, which began back in 2015, sets out to assess “restaurants on the quality of the seafood dishes they ser… Read More

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Cliff White

Published on
June 20, 2017

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute recently completed an outreach campaign that successfully reached a core consumer demographic via a popular shopping app.

As part of a special for Lent, ASMI offered a special cash-back offer to consumers who used the Ibotta shopping app to purchase frozen Alaska pollock items in select U.S. retail outlets. Ibotta is an app-based cash rewards platform that handles both the rebate offer and redemption, and is… Read More

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
June 20, 2017

One of China’s top two online retailers has named a Guolian frozen shrimp products among the best performers in a recent online shopping festival. 

Sales of Guolian ‘Fei Cui’ packaged frozen shrimps saw sales jump by more than 3,570 percent on sales in the same “6-18” annual two-week shopping festival on JD.com. The festival is an effort to rival the Alibaba inspired “11-11” or “Singles Day,&rd… Read More

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
June 19, 2017

A well-known seafood processor in southeast China has teamed up with an investment company to reach out directly to the country’s middle class with the opening of a large new “concept store” selling seafood.

The Xinhai Group, a seafood firm in the coastal city of Yantai, has opened a large mall outlet that combines seafood sales with restaurants and a leisure area in the commercial-focused Laishan district of the city. Xinhai, w… Read More

Published on
June 16, 2017

Major U.S.-based retailer Whole Foods Market has found a buyer in e-commerce heavyweight Amazon.com, which intends to buy the grocer for USD 13.7 billion (EUR 12.2 billion) in its largest business transaction to date. 

The acquisition further signifies Amazon’s focus on broadening its grocery offerings and food business reach. Specifics of the deal allow for John Mackey, Whole Foods’ Co-founder and CEO, to continue on at the helm… Read More

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Christine Blank

Published on
June 12, 2017

Captain D’s plans to open 20 locations in five states over the next seven years, including several locations in Texas.

The 516-unit fast casual seafood restaurant chain is partnering with American Development Partners (ADP) to aid franchisees by acquiring land and overseeing construction.

“Over the past several years, Captain D’s has experienced a surge in franchise development fueled by the company’s ongoing success, with… Read More

Published on
June 12, 2017

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Chinese online marketplace Tmall.com have partnered to advance sustainable seafood procurement, signing a memorandum of understanding on 8 June declaring Tmall’s intent to prioritize the purchase of seafood from sustainable sources. 

As a part of the partnership, Alibaba-owned Tmall, which claims to have more than 375 million active buyers, will aim to have20 percent of seafood sales carry … Read More

Published on
June 8, 2017
Bristol Seafood

As a means to help drive participation for Fair Trade USA’s Seafood Switch campaign – a grassroots effort encouraging shoppers to select responsibly sourced seafood – and to celebrate World Oceans Day on 8 June, Maine, U.S.A.-based supplier Bristol Seafood is releasing a collection of recipes featuring Fair Trade-certified ingredients. 

Bristol, which became the first company in 2017 to provide a domestically-harvested Fair… Read More

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Christine Blank

Published on
June 8, 2017
Joe's Crab Shack

KRG Acquisitions Co, LLC, an affiliate of Kelly Companies, said it will buy United States restaurant chains Joe’s Crab Shack and Brick House Tavern + Tap, after the chains’ parent company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Ignite Restaurant Group filed for bankruptcy on 7 June after suffering from steadily declining sales. The company’s total debts surpass USD 197 million (EUR 175 million). The company’s assets, meanwhile, … Read More