Foodservice & Retail

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

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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

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

Published on
October 11, 2017

U.S. supermarket chain Hy-Vee recently committed to carrying Fair Trade Certified tuna, and on Tuesday, 10 October, it announced it will add Fair Trade scallops to its seafood line-up.

The West Des Moines, Iowa-based chain, which operates 245 stores in the United States, said it will offer Fair Trade-certified fresh and frozen scallops in all of its stores.

“The world’s first domestically-sourced Fair Trade seafood will begin hitting … Read More

Published on
October 10, 2017

Two major United Kingdom seafood suppliers are both launching new fish cakes in conjunction with Seafood Week, which runs from 6 October through 13 October.

Young’s Seafood is rolling out five new products – including fish cakes and fish bakes – under its frozen Young’s Gastro brand. And The Saucy Fish Co. is launching a new flavor of fish cake in Sainsbury’s stores.

“As the U.K.’s leading fish and seafoo… Read More