Foodservice & Retail

Published on
August 2, 2018

Despite higher lobster prices over the past two years, Captain D’s is the latest restaurant chain to feature the shellfish on limited-time menus.

Earlier this summer, Red Lobster launched a variety of lobster and shrimp dishes for its Summerfest promotion.

Now Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.-based Captain D’s, which operates more than 530 restaurants, has brought back its limited-time Lobster Feast menu as of 30 July.

The dishes

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
August 1, 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based seafood product manufacturer and distributor Slade Gorton has expanded its Seafood Made Simple meal kit range, with salmon starring in many of the line’s new additions, according to the National Fisheries Institute’s (NFI) Salmon Council.

The latest meal kits to come under Slade’s Seafood Made Simple brand include barbeque-ready Salmon with Shrimp Skewers, Bourbon Rubbed Salmon Tips and

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Jason Holland

Published on
August 1, 2018
2018 Australian Fish and Chips Awards

The second annual search for Australia’s best fish and chip shop gets underway on 1 August, with more than 100,000 votes expected to be cast in the national competition.

Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Anne Ruston has encouraged all consumers to have their say in the 2018 Australian Fish and Chips Awards.

“Fish and chips are an Australian icon and we all have a favorite local shop,” said Ruston.

Last year

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Published on
July 30, 2018

Amazon reported record quarterly sales late last week, in part because of a spike in Prime Day sales – including Whole Foods Market specials. 

In yet another sign that e-commerce and online grocery delivery is becoming more common around the world, Amazon’s net sales surged 39 percent to USD 52.9 billion (EUR 45.4 billion) in the second quarter. 

The massive retailer’s fourth annual Prime Day was its biggest global

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Published on
July 30, 2018

Taco Bell plans to feature a Crayfish Taco in its Chinese eateries starting in August.

The chain opened its first Chinese restaurant in Shanghai’s Lujiazui area last year.

Each taco contains at least a dozen crayfish, “making for a pretty hefty amount of seafood inside,” Foodbeast reported.

“The sweetness of the crayfish is matched with a special crayfish sauce that repurposes traditional Chinese spices into a taco form,"

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
July 27, 2018

The market price for Frito-Lay’s take on the New England lobster roll is sure to beat out that of any seaside shack this summer. 

The popular PepsiCo-owned chip enterprise is rolling out eight limited-edition, regionally-inspired chip flavors this summer, among them some seafood-themed munchies including the New England Lobster Roll and Chesapeake Bay Crab Spice. Cajun Spice, Chili con Queso, Deep Dish Pizza, Fried Pickles with Ranch,

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Published on
July 26, 2018

Four Mississippi restaurants were recently fined by the state after purchasing seafood illegally from recreational fisherman.

After a two-month investigation, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources issued criminal misdemeanor charges against restaurants that included Harbor House Steamer in Diamondhead, as well as Phoenicia Gourmet, Woody's Roadside, and Val's Sports Bar and Grill in Ocean Springs.

The restaurants were fined between USD

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Published on
July 24, 2018

A taco demo spiked sales of the fish more than 20 percent at a major United States grocery chain.

San Antonio, Texas-based HEB, which operates north of 350 stores, partnered with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) on an Alaska cod taco promotion. For three days in early June, HEB held 315 in-store demos of fish tacos using frozen cod, caught via hook-and-line in the Bering Sea.

In addition to demonstrating how to prepare the tacos and

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
July 23, 2018

Filming has wrapped on the first season of the Cooking Channel’s new TV show “Seaside Snacks and Shacks,” a reality program hosted by Cousins Maine Lobster’s co-founder Sabin Lomac, according to a report from the Portland Press Herald.

A Maine native, Lomac started Cousins Maine Lobster as a single food truck in Los Angeles, California, with his cousin and business partner Jim Tselikis. One truck turned into an enterprise

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Published on
July 23, 2018

To encourage customers to eat more frequently at Red Lobster during the week, the Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.-based restaurant chain has unveiled “Early-Dining” daily specials.

Customers who visit one of the 700-plus Red Lobster restaurants between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, can take advantage of the new deals with special pricing.

For example, the Monday promotion is endless shrimp. Customers can mix and match shrimp

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