Foodservice & Retail

Published on
October 5, 2018

Seafood and wine retail merchandising, menu specials, and distributors featuring local seafood are among the top promotions running during National Seafood Month in the United States in October.

Alaska seafood is being featured in a national co-op promotion with Kona beer and Villa Maria, a SMWE portfolio wine, at several supermarket chains, according to Victoria Parr, domestic marketing director for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute

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Published on
October 4, 2018

Kroger is planning to expand its take-and-bake seafood meal offerings to numerous additional stores this year.

The company’s “Easy for You!” oven-ready seafood meals program allows shoppers to choose from several different types of fish, seasonings, and garnishes, and then take their fish home in an oven-ready cooking bag. Fresh fish options include catfish, cod, crab, salmon, shrimp, and tilapia.

After initially launching the

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Published on
October 3, 2018

SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood Company has launched a new frozen snack range targeting health- and convenience-focused customers.

The St. Simons Island, Georgia, U.S.A.-based supplier’s SeaPak On-the-Go Shrimp include shrimp and a dipping sauce and are now being sold at select Walmart and Kroger stores in the United States.

“Featuring a powerful punch of protein along with authentic shrimp cocktail experience, this menu favorite

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Ivan Stupachenko

Published on
October 1, 2018

Russian seafood chain Rybset (Fish Network) will be filming a series of educational videos to fill the gap in Russian consumers’ knowledge about fish, aquaculture, shrimp, and other products. 

Rybset Business Development Director Polina Kirova told SeafoodSource each of the 12 videos to be shot will be seven to eight minutes long. Each film will be devoted to a different kind of seafood, with subjects including wild whitefish, river

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Published on
September 28, 2018

The Seafood Nutrition Partnership is kicking off National Seafood Month on 1 October with a “Celebration of Sustainable Seafood” event featuring top chefs. 

The celebration will be held at Ivy City Smokehouse in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S.A., from 6 to 9 p.m on 1 October, SNP said. 

Some top chefs from the D.C. area will offer signature seafood bites to around 200 guests, and Michael-Ann Rowe, the Fishionita and

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Published on
September 27, 2018
T&T Supermarket

A Canadian grocery chain’s new live seafood bar is a hit with shoppers.

Richmond, British Columbia, Canada-based T&T Supermarket, the largest Asian supermarket chain in Canada, recently opened its first seafood bar at its new store in Richmond. The 70,000-square-foot store is also the chain’s largest.

At the new store, customers can order “instant-cooked” live seafood, including lobsters and prawns. 

“Not

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Published on
September 26, 2018
Captain D's Catfish Craze

Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.-based fast casual seafood chain Captain D’s is rolling out new catfish-centric menu items as part of its latest “Catfish Craze” campaign, the company announced on 24 September. 

These new “Catfish Craze” offerings include Catfish Dippers, which can be served in a meal with D's Signature Batter Dipped Fish or as a Giant Catfish Sandwich. Consumers can also opt for Southern-style and

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Published on
September 25, 2018

Red Lobster is offering free Lobster and Langostino Pizza to its customers on United States National Lobster Day, today, 25 September.

Customers who purchase two adult entrees can receive a free pizza, which is topped with Maine lobster, Norway lobster, and langostino, as well as mozzarella cheese and basil.

Several other restaurants are also getting involved in celebrating the holiday, which is actually held twice annually in the U.S.

The

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Published on
September 25, 2018
Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound

A Maine, U.S.A.-based lobster restaurant will temporarily hold off on its tests of sedating lobsters with medical marijuana before cooking them after the state said it is investigating the eatery.

The Maine Health Inspection Program State is investigating Southwest Harbor-based Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound after discovering that owner Charlotte Gill, a state licensed medical marijuana caregiver, sedates some lobsters with medical

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
September 20, 2018

A gold-colored sea cucumber from New Zealand is proving a winner for a China-focused exporter of wild seafood who hopes to certify the species as organic. 

New Zealand Wild Catch Limited, which holds approximately half of New Zealand’s national quota for wild sea cucumber catches, is marketing the new catch as part of its focus on China’s high-end market for sea cucumbers, according to CEO James Parfitt.

“Things are going

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