Foodservice & Retail
Large U.S. grocery chain Publix is looking to grow fish sales during the holiday season via its special order program.
Lakeland, Florida-based Publix Super Markets, which operates more than 1,200 stores, began offering its “Reel Variety” program in 2015. Through Reel Variety, shoppers can order up to 80 different varieties of fresh (never frozen) fish, and typically receive the order within two days.
"Reel Variety was launched as a… Read More
Global retailer Ikea has introduced new Aquaculture Stewardship Council-certified salmon meatballs to its U.S.-based stores, with plans to expand the offerings to other international markets soon.
Sweden-based Ikea, which operates restaurants in its home furnishings stores, first tested the “salmon balls” in Portugal, and then added them to its U.S. stores’ restaurants this fall.
Ikea stores also offer responsibly-sourced… Read More
Australian supermarket chain Woolworths has teamed up with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Australia to promote sustainable seafood sourcing across the continent.
WWF-Australia will access Woolworths’ Own Brand portfolio of seafood products and offerings using an independently developed methodology, per the terms of the collaboration. The results of the assessment will help the organization to then implement standards of traceability… Read More
Two major restaurant chains in the United States are promoting new shrimp and lobster dishes and deals as the holiday season kicks off.
Olive Garden, which operates more than 800 restaurants, debuted a limited-time Shrimp Mac and Cheese that includes lobster, shrimp, and seafood alfredo sauce. The seafood dish is one of two new Oven Baked Pastas available during the holiday season at the franchise.
Red Lobster, which operates more than 700… Read More
To coincide with gifting and entertaining during the holiday season, Blue Circle Foods recently rolled out a new smoked salmon product in the United States.
The Washington, D.C., U.S.A.-based sustainable seafood supplier to retailers and foodservice operators launched a new Changing Seas Peppered Smoked Salmon in Whole Foods Market stores.
Blue Circle’s Changing Seas line of Norwegian smoked salmon is exclusive to Austin, Texas-based… Read More
Online seafood vendors are using Cyber Monday as a springboard to push sales through the holiday season.
Heading into what is for many their busiest time of the year, several online seafood sellers began offering big discounts on Black Friday and then again on the online-sale focused Cyber Monday.
Gifts of food are expected to rise by more than four percent in the United States this holiday season, according to Packaged Facts, and seafood… Read More
Kaufland, which operates 660 stores in Germany, is the first retailer in the country to commit to carrying only Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fish and shrimp in its frozen seafood department.
Kaufland’s frozen range includes 30 items, including crispy and gourmet fillets, fish fingers, shrimp, salmon fillets, and seasonal products.
“As part of its sustainable product range,… Read More
New York, U.S.A.-based Luke’s Lobster is making its first big retail push with two new offerings designed to give consumers an easy way to have lobster in their own home.
Luke’s is offering a “ready-to-eat lobster kit” featuring half a pound of lobster knuckle and claw meat, a packet of Luke’s Lobster seasoning, and instructions on how to make a lobster roll in the restaurant’s style at home. The other… Read More
Trident Seafoods’ Protein Noodle took two top prizes in the 26th annual Alaska Symphony of Seafood contest, which took place 19 November at Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle, Washington.
Trident’s gluten-free pollock-based noodle won first place in the Retail category and was elected winner of the Seattle People’s Choice award. Tai Foong USA’s Alaska Cod Dumplings took top prize in the Foodservice category. Trident’s… Read More
Gorton’s recently conducted a major overhaul of eight of its top-selling products, introducing new formulations, including microwavable fish sticks for the first time, and upgraded packaging. The revamped items, which include a switch to once-frozen, sustainable pollock, can now be found in major grocery chains across the country.
SeafoodSource recently talked with Chris Hussey, vice president of marketing for the Gloucester,… Read More