Foodservice & Retail

Published on
December 14, 2017

U.S. retail giant Target announced on 13 December that has acquired Shipt, an Alabama-based grocery delivery service, for USD 550 million (EUR 465 million).

The purchase will allow Target to offer same-day delivery services at approximately half of its 1,834 stores in the United States by early 2018. The chain is hoping it will also help it compete against Walmart and Amazon on grocery delivery.

Sales of Target’s fresh foods – includi… Read More

Published on
December 14, 2017

Five female kitchen workers have brought a sexual harassment lawsuit against McCormick & Schmick’s, an upscale seafood restaurant chain with 53 locations across the United States.

McCormick & Schmick’s operator Landry’s, which owns numerous restaurant chains, said the complaints, brought by both current and former employees, were handled two years ago and the plaintiffs’ current statements are not consistent.

One … Read More

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
December 14, 2017
Simply Surimi

Washington-based supplier Trans-Ocean Products, Inc. has certified its Simply Surimi brand under the Non-GMO Project, the company announced on 12 December.

The Non-GMO Project functions as a third-party verification system within the United States, and is committed to “building and protecting non-GMO food supply,” explained Trans-Ocean Products. The nonprofit certifying body awarded Simply Surimi with its distinct “butterfly&rdq… Read More

Published on
December 13, 2017

Red Lobster recently rolled out a line of small plates in an effort to attract diners interested in a lower-price point and in eating smaller meals and snacks.

The international seafood restaurant chain also launched new entrées , many of which feature tilapia and shrimp.

The small-plate trend has been steadily increasing for the past few years in the United States, as consumers seek smaller meals and more variety and flavors in their diet… Read More

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
December 12, 2017

A Japanese-style buffet restaurant serving Chilean and Norwegian salmon and Spanish mackerel has topped the rankings of eateries listed on a leading Chinese restaurant reservations site. 

Ren Qing, also known as Ninsei, is part of a new wave of seafood buffet restaurants that have recently opened in Shanghai. Located on Huaihai Lu, a street in the city’s business district, Ninsei describes itself as a “high-level” seafood r… Read More

Published on
December 11, 2017

Walmart.com recently began selling nearly 30 meal-kits – some containing seafood – joining a long list of retailers that have recently entered the sector.

Walmart has been taking several steps to better compete with Amazon, which is developing its own meal-kit service.

Walmart, Kroger, Whole Foods Market, and others are all looking to grab a piece of the increasingly lucrative meal-kit market, which reached an estimated USD 1.5 billio… Read More

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Cliff White

Published on
December 8, 2017

The National Fisheries Institute has launched a new website aimed at professional chefs and members of the foodservice industry.

The site, NFIHooked.com, contains videos, articles on trends, nutrition notes, and recipes designed to “encourage chefs to menu seafood,” NFI’s Communications Manager Lynsee Fowler said in a press release.

 “The Hooked newsletter quickly evolved to include a video component which received gr… Read More

Published on
December 5, 2017

West Sacramento, California-based supermarket chain Raley’s is featuring fish and shellfish as a focal point of its refreshed Ready-To-Go program.

The operator of 122 grocery stores recently revamped its prepared meal program, adding healthy ingredients – including seafood and vegetables – as well as new sizes, more global flavors, and new packaging. Shoppers can heat the meals, packed in aluminum trays, directly in microwaves, … Read More

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Colin Bennett

Published on
December 1, 2017

Chile’s national fishery service Sernapesca has brought a selection of added-value fish products to one of Chile’s largest culinary fairs as part of its effort to develop the country’s artisanal fishing and increase consumption of seafood products in Chile.

Sernapesca’s participation in the Echinuco 2017 festival is part of its “Te Quiero Caleta” initiative, and this year’s selection includes five differe… Read More

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Jason Holland

Published on
November 29, 2017

All the branded and own-label canned tuna sold in Waitrose stores is now either Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified or pole-and-line caught, making it the first U.K. supermarket chain to adopt such a sourcing policy.

Waitrose said the achievement was the result of work with branded tuna suppliers over the last year to improve their sustainability credentials. All of its own-label canned tuna has been pole-and-line caught since 2009 and MSC… Read More