Foodservice & Retail
In an effort to increase access to sustainable seafood and promote sustainable seafood options, The James Beard Foundation (JBF) announced the launch of its new Sustainable Seafood Partner program 22 March.
The program, which dovetails with the foundation’s existing “Smart Catch” program, identifies seafood purveyors that are leaders in the industry when it comes to producing or harvesting seafood sustainably.
Four compani… Read More
Sustainable meal-kit provider Trashfish has united with produce-focused home delivery company Imperfect Produce to highlight “under-loved” seafood species for a special one-night dinner event, to be held on Sunday, 25 March, in Venice, California, U.S.A.
The meal will consist of five courses prepared by chef Huntley See at the Feastly Kitchen restaurant. Sourcing experts from both Trashfish and Imperfect Produce will assist chef See d… Read More
Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.-based Darden Restaurants is discontinuing the Wildfish Seafood Grille brand in favor of Eddie V’s Prime Seafood.
Darden acquired the three Wildfish locations alongside the purchase of Eddie V’s Prime Seafood in a USD 59 million (EUR 47.8 million) deal in 2011. Wildfish’s Scottsdale, Arizona, location closed its doors over the weekend of 17 March, and the two other locations in San Antonio, Texas, a… Read More
Georgia, U.S.A.-based seafood supplier SeaPak Shrimp and Seafood Co. is looking to break into the healthy, convenient “anytime” meal category with its new frozen microwaveable seafood soups.
Launched under the company’s Selections line, the two new soup products – SeaPak Selections Shrimp Wonton Soup and SeaPak Selections Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup – are SeaPak’s first-ever microwaveable mealtime products. T… Read More
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.-based Mind Fish Co. has begun selling canned tuna sourced from pole-and-line fisheries in the Maldives.
The company’s new products include Wild Skipjack Tuna in spring water and Wild Skipjack Tuna in olive oil on Amazon and via distributor United Natural Foods. The tuna is also being sold at the store Urban Radish in downtown Los Angeles.
The tuna products, which retail for a suggested USD 3.00 (EUR 2.43) per… Read More
Holding “fish frys” and in-store demos are boosting Lenten sales of Alaska seafood at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based Giant Eagle. And the retailer isn't alone – a number of other large grocery chains are utilizing Alaska seafood to draw shoppers to their fresh and frozen seafood departments during the Lenten season.
At its 235 stores, Giant Eagle is promoting Alaska cod, breaded cod, and sockeye salmon with fish frys. … Read More
Dr. Praeger’s, best known for its veggie burgers, is introducing four new frozen seafood products made with Alaska pollock.
The company’s new fish bites and burgers are made with Marine Stewardship Council-certified pollock, and all contain carrots, celery, bell peppers, leeks and other vegetables.
“More and more consumers, particularly millennials, are looking for the convenience of quick, nutritious meals and snacks right from… Read More
A Beijing-based investment company is reinventing China’ seafood restaurant scene to target millennials.
The Me Me Shi Guang (translates literally as “Kissing sound trendy”) serves seafood dishes and fruit juices in casual, brightly decorated stores designed to appeal to younger customers. The chain is one of several launched nationwide by Wan Ke Chuang Ye Guoji Tuozi, which has stated its ambition to challenge the dominan… Read More
Further heightening the online grocery war between Amazon, Walmart, and a host of other grocery retailers, Walmart is significantly expanding its Online Grocery Delivery service.
In early February, Amazon began offering free two-hour delivery of Whole Foods’ groceries for customers of a few Whole Foods’ stores.
Amazon already offers one-hour and two-hour delivery of Amazon groceries to Prime customers in numerous metropolitan markets … Read More
Boston, Massachusetts-based supplier Slade Gorton and Company celebrated 90 years in the seafood industry at this year’s Seafood Expo North America event by launching its new retail-ready Fish n’ Chips meal kit, featuring fresh, all-natural Icelandic cod lightly-coated with crunchy, toasted crumbs.
The meal kits feature 10 ounces of Marine Stewardship Council-certified Icelandic cod portions, as well as five ounces of fresh-cut … Read More