Foodservice & Retail

Published on
January 24, 2019

The reign of canned tuna in the shelf-stable seafood market may be slipping as tuna pouches gain more and more share of the market. 

Tuna pouches now make up just over 16 percent of the shelf-stable seafood market, a market which accounts for USD 2.3 billion (EUR 2 billion) in sales. That percentage means tuna pouches now make up a larger dollar-share of the segment than sardines and salmon combined. 

In 2018, the shelf-stable market

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Cliff White

Published on
January 23, 2019

While almost half of all Americans eat little to no seafood, many Americans love the stuff – and are willing to spend more time shopping for it and more money to buy it so they can eat it regularly.

The Food Marketing Institute’s first-ever Power of Seafood survey of more than 2,000 U.S. shoppers found numerous reasons as to why more Americans aren’t buying seafood, and discovered hurdles preventing even the most ardent fans of

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Published on
January 22, 2019

Trends indicate that Americans are spending more and more of their money on eating out, and an increasing proportion of the ever-larger restaurant spend is being done at fast-casual establishments.

Starting in 2010, Americans' total spending on food away-from-home started to pull away from spending on food prepared and eaten at home, to the point that Americans spent USD 100 billion (EUR 88 billion) more on eating out in 2017 than on food at

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Christine Blank

Published on
January 17, 2019

Ocean Beauty Seafoods’ Echo Falls brand has rolled out new premium smoked salmon products the company hopes will give it an edge in the Lenten selling season.

The new Echo Falls products include Applewood Smoked Wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon Candy, Oak Whiskey Cask Smoked Scottish Atlantic Salmon, and Beechwood Smoked Norwegian Atlantic Salmon.

As one of the first new seafood product launches of the year, Ocean Beauty Seafoods hopes to get

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Christine Blank

Published on
January 16, 2019

The owner of Casey’s Seafood was sentenced to prison for labeling a mixture of United States and foreign blue crab as solely U.S. crab.

James R. Casey, owner of Casey’s Seafood in Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A., was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison for his crimes.

Casey pleaded guilty last September to mislabeling around USD 4.3 million (EUR 3.8 million) worth of crabmeat. The scheme involved nearly 360,000 pounds

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Christine Blank

Published on
January 14, 2019

Walmart China will open its first perishable food distribution center in China and is making other efforts to grow online sales in the country.

Walmart plans to launch its first perishable food distribution center in Dongguan, Guangdong province, China Daily reported. The retailer will invest more than 700 million yuan (USD 104 million) in the center, the largest investment by Walmart since it entered the Chinese market 22 years ago, Tan

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Christine Blank

Published on
January 11, 2019

In addition to reporting higher November and December comparable store sales, Target renewed its focus on food sales with the creation of a new executive position.

The Minneapolis, Minnesota-based retailer named Stephanie Lundquist, who was Target’s chief human resources officer, to its newly-created position of president of food and beverage. 

Lundquist will oversee all merchandising and operations for food and beverage, including

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Christine Blank

Published on
January 10, 2019

In December, Captain D’s capped off a year of significant expansion with the debut of its new restaurant prototype. Based in New Iberia, Louisiana, U.S.A., the prototype features a smaller footprint than the brand's traditional locations.

Throughout 2018, Captain D’s opened more than 10 new locations and inked numerous franchise development agreements to open new restaurants in Florida, North Carolina, Illinois, Michigan, and

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Cliff White

Published on
January 8, 2019

Highland Park, Illinois, U.S.A-based Mazzetta Company has launched a new line of premium shrimp featuring product that is transported live for processing.

The Oishii line of shrimp (oishii means delicious in Japanese), for both foodservice and retail, is now being sold nationwide, company founder and CEO Tom Mazzetta told SeafoodSource.

“At Mazzetta, we always want to know how we can make something better. Not cheaper in quality, but

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Jason Holland

Published on
January 7, 2019

Waitrose & Partners has launched fish-free fingers into its U.K. stores and online to capitalize on the growing movement to adopt vegan, vegetarian, and flexitarian diets.

The new product, which is made from breaded seaweed tofu and has a subtle fish flavor, has been made available at an introductory offer of GBP 3.19 (USD 4.07, EUR 3.55) per pack, rising to GBP 3.99 (USD 5.10, EUR 4.44) from 30 January.

“After the successful launch of

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