Foodservice & Retail
A transatlantic partnership announced yesterday that its first seafood product in compostable packaging is now available at ASDA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wal-Mart in the United Kingdom.
Easy-peel, cooked jumbo king prawns from The All Natural Seafood Co. in Canada are available in biodegradable packaging developed by Dawnfresh Seafoods of Scotland. The in-shell prawns, which are Pacific white shrimp from Thailand, are available exclusively… Read More
Edward Wood Jr. may not be one of the most popular businessmen in the quaint Florida Panhandle fishing village of Port St. Joe. But he's certainly one of the most innovative and unique. Wood's company, Wood's Fisheries, a fifth-generation business, processes both wild and farmed shrimp, the latter originating from its 300-acre farm. Raising shrimp allows Wood to run his plant year-round, fill in his supply gaps and meet his retail and… Read More
Originally published on SeaFoodBusiness.com.
As buyers turn to less expensive langostino, species indentification gets muddled
Long John Silver’s became the latest restaurant operator to add langostino to its menu when it launched Buttered Lobster Bites as a Lenten promotion. The item’s Feb. 27 debut was a big hit among the quick-service chain’s patrons (see Newsline, p. 8). But it also caused consumers to wonder what… Read More
Family-owned, California U.S.A.-based retailer Raley’s is celebrating the early completion of its sustainability goal regarding fresh seafood, the company announced on 12 July.
Raley’s was able to transition all of its fresh seafood offerings to sustainable sources six months ahead of schedule, giving consumers a better selection of responsibly ascertained products in 2017.
“When humans consume seafood, we leave a… Read More
Orlando, Florida, United States-based Red Lobster added new shrimp, lobster and crab cake dishes as part of its annual “Create Your Own Seafood Trio” event.
For a limited time, guests at the chain’s 754 restaurants can “build the perfect plate” by choosing three of nine different seafood dishes for USD 15.99 (EUR 14.66).
New dishes include: Southern-Style Crab Cakes, Toasted Parmesan Grilled Shrimp, Lobster… Read More
Alaskan cod is getting a major publicity boost in China thanks to McDonald’s, which is running a billboard campaign across the Chinese capital promoting the provenance of its cod burgers.
The poster campaign – targeting bus stops across Beijing – is promoting a CNY 17 (USD 2.50, EUR 2.10) cod burger special, which heavily emphasizes that the burgers are made of “deep-sea Alaska cod.”
McDonald’s… Read More
Italian retail collective Despar is bringing back its private label canned tuna line featuring yellowfin and skipjack, according to a recent report from European Supermarket Magazine.
The grocer recently received two certifications for its canned tuna – "Friend of the Sea" and "Dolphin-Safe" – and ‘guarantees’ that its re-introduced product line will be traceable from boat to package, containing tuna from suppliers who… Read More