Foodservice & Retail

Published on
November 13, 2018

Soon after a study showed rampant mislabeling of sushi in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.-based restaurants last year, the Loyola Marymount University-UCLA researchers behind the data set out to be a part of the solution.

Once they discovered seafood mislabeling rates of around 47 percent in 2017, the Loyola Marymount University-UCLA authors of the study worked in collaboration with restaurants, nonprofit groups, and regulatory agencies to

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Published on
November 8, 2018

United States supermarket chain Raley’s new customizable meal kits include a variety of seafood options.

West Sacramento, California-based Raley’s, which operates 129 stores, said its new line of chef-created meal kits are unique because they offer several different types of meal solutions, including full kits, quick kits, creative kits, sides, and components. 

The kits are also developed and supplied solely by the grocer,

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By

Madelyn Kearns

Published on
November 7, 2018
Sysco Corporation

Devi Seafoods, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Devi Seafoods Limited, India, has been named by North American broadline distributor Sysco Corporation as its top seafood supplier for 2018. 

Each year, Sysco honors its suppliers who have gone above and beyond company standards and expectations with Sysco Supplier Excellence Awards. Award recipients are selected from over 1,300 eligible, Sysco-affiliated businesses, and are evaluated based on

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Jason Holland

Published on
November 2, 2018

The Idle Rocks in St. Mawes, Cornwall, has been announced as the winner of the United Kingdom’s 2018 Seafood Restaurant of the Year by the United Kingdom's Seafish authority.

The competition, now in its fourth year, was launched to highlight great use of seafood and knowledge of often under-used seafood products, in all types of restaurants.

The Idle Rocks was awarded the title for its exemplary customer service, backed up by a mystery

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Jason Holland

Published on
November 1, 2018

Shoppers will buy larger quantities of seafood – both sustainably certified and non-certified – when given information about eco-labels, new research has found. 

Using previous surveys that had evidenced that price and taste matter most to people when they buy seafood, and also that shoppers have a tendency to buy the same products as friends and family members, researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
October 23, 2018

Plant-based seafood alternative developer All About Healthy Foods Holdings (AAHF) has secured a distribution contract with Liverpool, United Kingdom-based company Worldwide Food Associates to introduce its Loma Linda products to the U.K. market.

New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.-based AAHF, which is the principal owner of Nashville, North Carolina-based Atlantic Natural Foods, has spent the past year preparing for the U.K. launch of its Loma Linda

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Published on
October 23, 2018

Amazon remains the largest player in sales of online groceries in the United States, but some experts are predicting Walmart will grab a much larger share of the market in the near future and may even surpass Amazon in coming years. 

Walmart has been experiencing much larger sales volumes through its online channels in the past year. With its 2016 purchase of Jet.com and evidence its e-commerce channels are picking up momentum - sales

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By

Mark Godfrey

Published on
October 19, 2018

Pangasius and tilapia are both on the menu at one of China’s upstart seafood informal dining chains, which is seeking to expand rapidly across the country’s prosperous east coast. 

The Hai Xian Lian Shang Mian chain also offers shrimp, squid, surimi, and fish balls served in its seafood noodle and seafood served with rice dishes in the chain's trendy outlets, which are mostly located in malls.

The owner of the chain,

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By

Mark Godfrey

Published on
October 18, 2018

A giant new seafood-themed retailing and dining store opened by a leading Chinese retailer in a regional city suggests a milestone for seafood retailing in China, as one of the store’s major investors is a tech giant dominant in meal deliveries and discount group-buying. 

The 7,000-square-meter “Hi Tun Sheng Xian” outlet was opened this week by Beijing-based Beijing Hualian Department Store Co. (commonly known as Hualian)

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Published on
October 17, 2018

A new partnership between U.K.-based restaurant chain YO! Sushi and British retailer Tesco suggests sushi’s popularity is growing in the United Kingdom.  

By way of the partnership, YO! Sushi plans to open manned kiosks in two Tesco Extra stores, marking the first time the 74-storefront franchise has made its to-go products available outside its restaurants. Shoppers at the two Tesco stores will also be able purchase YO! Sushi

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