Foodservice & Retail

Published on
November 30, 2018

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

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Published on
November 26, 2018

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

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Published on
November 23, 2018

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,

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Chris Chase

Published on
November 20, 2018

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

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Cliff White

Published on
November 20, 2018

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

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Published on
November 20, 2018

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,

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Published on
November 16, 2018

All major United States grocery retailers are competing for a share of the fast-growing e-commerce market, particularly sales of perishables such as seafood. Some retailers are finding more success than others.

While Amazon is the leader in grocery sales, some experts are predicting Walmart will grab a much larger share of the market in the near future and may even surpass Amazon.

Now, Zandaam, The Netherlands-based Ahold Delhaize is

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Published on
November 15, 2018

Just in time for the holiday season, fast-casual restaurant chain Captain D’s is bringing back its large family meal option and introducing new items to its “Snacks” menu category. 

The Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.-based operator of more than 530 casual seafood restaurants has re-introduced its 10-Piece Family Meal, which includes 10 pieces of Captain D's signature batter-dipped fish, a choice of two family-style sides,

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Published on
November 14, 2018

While celebrity chef Bobby Flay plans to open a new seafood eatery in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A., Rick Moonen recently closed two seafood restaurants in the same city.

Flay plans to open Shark, his first new restaurant in five years, at the Palms Casino Resort in March 2019, according to Eater Las Vegas.

Shark will serve sushi, sashimi, ceviches, and “bold preparations of fish and seafood” with flavors from South America, Mexico, and

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
November 13, 2018

Topsfield, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based supplier East Coast Seafood Group is launching a new brand of chef-crafted retail offerings, the company announced on 12 November.

The brand, Salt & Sky, is being debuted at Giant Eagle and Hannaford locations in the United States, “just in time for the holidays,” East Coast said. The premiere frozen entrée for the brand, Lobster Macaroni Three Cheese Blend, comes in 12-ounce portions

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