Foodservice & Retail

Published on
March 19, 2019

Fresh off another run to the finals of the Seafood Excellence Awards, presented on Sunday, 17 March at Seafood Expo North America in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., frozen seafood company Cheating Gourmet is undergoing a rebranding.

The Auburn, Maine, based company will now be called Scott and Jon’s, after Cheating Gourmet Co-Owners Scott and Jon Demers. The company did not provide additional information as to the reasons for the name

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Christine Blank

Published on
March 18, 2019

Russian Fishery Company (RFC) and Agama Group’s new retail Alaska pollock line will arrive in Russian retail chains in April.

The two companies formed a joint venture in October 2018, under which RFC will supply frozen-at-sea Alaska pollock to the Agama Group. The combined “Agama-Nordeco” (Nordeco is RFC’s retail brand) line includes portioned pollock fillets and pollock fillets in individual packaging. 

The products

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
March 18, 2019

Patagonia seafood supplier Latitude 45 is debuting three ready-to-eat smoked salmon products at the 2019 Seafood Expo North America event, taking place in Boston, Massachusetts this week from 17 to 19 March. 

The new offerings include 10-ounce Smoked Atlantic Salmon Pre-Sliced Loin, eight-ounce Smoke Roasted Flakes, and 16-ounce Smoke Roasted Flakes. 

Response was positive for Latitude 45’s six-ounce Cold Smoked Salmon Loin,

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Published on
March 18, 2019

Samuels and Son Seafood is expanding both its number of locations and its menu of seafood offerings.

After expanding into Orlando and Las Vegas last year, the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.-based wholesale restaurant supplier is opening additional locations in the Boston, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Houston areas, according to marketing communications manager William Bradford.

“With the reception that we’ve seen in our new

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Christine Blank

Published on
March 18, 2019

To appeal to shoppers looking for healthier and flexitarian meals, The Saucy Fish Co. is launching its first “meat-free” range at Seafood Expo North America in Boston, Massachusetts, 17 to 19 March.

The three product innovations: Rostis, Melts and Croquettes, provide a “perfect entry point to bring incremental young shoppers into the frozen category and address the growing trend of consumers looking for meat-free

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Published on
March 17, 2019

East Coast Seafood won the 2019 “Best New Foodservice” Seafood Excellence Award for its Lobster Macaroni & Cheese Bites, and St. James Smokehouse was awarded the “Best New Retail” prize for its Saint Pure Salmon at Seafood Expo North America on Sunday, 17 March.

Topsfield, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based East Coast Seafood is the world’s largest distributor of live and frozen North American lobster. Its Lobster

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Chris Loew

Published on
March 15, 2019

China’s booths were the most prominent of the national pavilions at the Foodex trade show held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture – near Tokyo, Japan – from 5 to 8 March. The country’s pavilions were the most numerous, taking up about a quarter of one of the two halls, and they boasted “China” signage extending about a meter above regular booth tops.

Foodex is Asia’s largest food-related trade show.

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Christine Blank

Published on
March 14, 2019

LoveTheWild, a United States supplier of frozen seafood meals, recently re-launched its meal kits, featuring a 30 percent price reduction, several new flavors, and more eco-friendly packaging.

“As a young brand, we are constantly innovating and adapting to the market. This renovation will better fit our target consumer's needs, and make the kit available at a price point that is easily swappable for their free range chicken, opening up

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Chris Chase

Published on
March 14, 2019

Camanchaca Inc. – the U.S. division of Chilean seafood company Camanchaca S.A. – is unveiling a new organic mussel at Seafood Expo North America, which kicks off on 17 March and runs to 19 March at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts. 

The new product, Gourmet Organic Mussels, will be launched under the company’s Pier 33 Gourmet Brand and represent the first certified organic Chilean mussel

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
March 13, 2019

Massachusetts-based seafood supplier Stavis Seafoods has launched a new lifestyle seafood brand, SeaTru, in advance of Seafood Expo North America, the continent’s largest seafood trade event coming to Boston from 17 to 19 March. 

Founded on principles of providing “delicious, high-quality seafood that is completely traceable, socially responsible, and sustainably sourced,” SeaTru includes only products that can clearly

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