Foodservice & Retail

Published on
March 1, 2019

United States foodservice distributor US Foods is featuring 4-star Best Aquaculture Practices-certified skinless barramundi fillets as part of its new Spring Scoop 2019 offerings.

The ocean-farmed barramundi, under the Harbor Banks label, a US Foods exclusive brand, is supplied by Greenfield, Massachusetts,U.S.A.-based Australis Aquaculture. It is flash-frozen once, within hours of harvest.

Barramundi has gown nearly 50 percent in the number of

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
March 1, 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. has grown accustomed to big crowds on 17 March, when droves of people – usually clad in green – come out to celebrate Ireland’s foremost patron saint for St. Patrick’s Day. 

This year, Irish revelers will share the city with an equally vibrant crowd – the thousands of seafood industry professionals attending the 2019 edition of Seafood Expo North America, taking place from 17 to 19

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Published on
March 1, 2019

United States frozen food supplier SeaPak Shrimp and Seafood Co. and Anheuser-Busch-owned brewing company Budweiser have joined forces to launch a new line of sustainable seafood products.

The first three items from the line – SeaPak Budweiser Beer Battered Shrimp, SeaPak Budweiser Beer Battered Cod, and SeaPak Budweiser Beer Battered Crab Poppers – are already in grocery stores and mass merchant stores across the United States,

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Nicki Holmyard

Published on
February 27, 2019

When former chef Daniel Pawson decided to listen to his customers and sell his signature crispy fried salmon skins as a snack, he had little idea that Sea Chips would become so successful.

“I have never liked waste and was always looking for ways to use up the bits that most people throw away, such as salmon skin. Instead, I used it as a garnish, and so many customers really liked the taste and texture and encouraged me to investigate its

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Published on
February 27, 2019

Long John Silver’s is adding a fish basket and fish sandwich to celebrate Lent and its 50th anniversary, while Dairy Queen is rolling out a wild Alaskan pollock fish sandwich.

Long John Silver’s, which operators around 900 franchised restaurants in the United States, unveiled a new Thick Cut Alaska White Fish Basket and a Thick Cut Alaska White Fish Sandwich Combo for the Lenten season, which begins on 6 March.

“We are always

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Published on
February 26, 2019

Cooke Inc.'s True North Seafood has partnered with Sequential Brands Group, Inc., which markets a portfolio of brands including the Martha Stewart brand, to develop a new refrigerated seafood line that will launch at Seafood Expo North America.

The Martha Stewart for True North Seafood line, on display at the expo in Boston, Massachusetts, March 17 to 19, will include products made from Atlantic salmon farmed in the Gulf of Maine, wild sockeye

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Published on
February 25, 2019

Jacksonville, Florida-based Southeastern Grocers is closing 22 underperforming stores in the southern United States.

The operator of several grocery chains is closing seven Winn-Dixie stores, 13 Bi-Lo locations, and two Harveys supermarkets in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.

The closures will take place on or before 25 March, according to a press release from Southeastern Grocers.

While Southeastern Grocers closed nearly 100 stores last

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Published on
February 25, 2019

The 91st Academy Awards ceremony – held on Sunday, 24 February, courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – brought out all the celebrities in the entertainment world, but seafood was the star of the show on menus for the evening.

At by far the biggest and most well-known party, the Governors Ball, which is the official post-Oscars celebration in Hollywood, California, celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck and the Wolfgang

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Published on
February 22, 2019

Phillips Foods is launching tuna products at retail for the first time, along with several new frozen seafood appetizers, ahead of Seafood Expo North America, taking place in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. from 17 to 19 March.

The Baltimore, Maryland-based foodservice and retail supplier is unveiling a tuna burger and pasteurized tuna at the expo. While it has offered tuna products on a limited basis to foodservice, this is Phillips’ first

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Brian Hagenbuch

Published on
February 22, 2019

The Bristol Bay Regional Development Association (BBRSDA) is expanding a marketing campaign it believes will make Bristol Bay sockeye salmon a nationally recognized brand.

In 2016, the association launched a pilot marketing program in nine grocery stores in Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.. The association put its new eye-catching, salmon-hued logo on aprons, printed fish wrap, and stickers, and handed out recipe cards and branded mugs while their

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