Foodservice & Retail

Published on
July 19, 2018

The closure of United States based meal-kit provider Chef’d leaves a number of retailers and suppliers - including its primary seafood supplier, Anaheim, California-based Anderson Seafoods - in the lurch.

Founder and CEO Kyle Ransford notified employees that the El Segundo, California-based meal kit company was closing its doors late Monday, Business Insider reported.

"We have had some unexpected circumstances with the funding for the

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
July 16, 2018

United Kingdom-based appliance developer Mitchell & Cooper has rolled out Crustastun, a new device designed for the humane killing of crustaceans. 

In light of controversial findings over recent years suggesting crustaceans can feel pain, Crustastun was created to offer an alternative method to killing lobsters and crabs that sidesteps traditional techniques, which involve boiling the shellfish alive or using precise knife skills to cut

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
July 13, 2018

Aggressive expansion is on the menu for modern, fast-casual restaurant chain Slapfish in 2018, with the foodservice outfit aiming to open 10 additional locations before the end of the year.

Deals are closing quickly across the United States, the company said, with seven different states already slated to open a Slapfish this year. Starting in summer 2018, Slapfish – which has 13 established restaurants so far – will nearly double in

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Published on
July 12, 2018

Amazon’s global Prime Day, which runs from 16 July through 17 July, has been expanded to include several Whole Foods Market items. In addition, the massive online retailer is opening a second Amazon Go store.

Prime Day, which is similar to Cyber Monday in November, offers discounts on millions of Amazon products. For the first time, Whole Foods Market products are included in the special discounts — although the exact products

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Published on
July 12, 2018

United States sustainable tuna supplier Wild Planet Foods recently rolled out Skipjack Wild Tuna single-serve pouches.

Wild Planet already sells Albacore Tuna pouches. Both products contain 100 percent sustainably pole- and line-caught tuna, with no water, oil, or filler added.

“In speaking with our customers, we’ve learned that consumers want what’s good for the earth, their bodies, and their busy schedules,” Wild Planet

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Published on
July 5, 2018

Rubio’s Restaurants is launching new limited-time swordfish dishes.

Starting 5 July, the San Diego, California, U.S.A.-based chain of more than 200 restaurants is featuring Grilled Swordfish Topped with Peruvian Aji Salsa, available as both a Two-Taco Plate or as a Bowl.

Rubio’s is also introducing the Baja Trio, which includes its traditional Mango Shrimp Taco as well as two new tacos: Rubio’s Fish Taco Especial and Chicken

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Published on
July 3, 2018

Long John Silver’s rolled out its new Catch of The Day promotion, in which customers can get a different dish for USD 1.00 (EUR 0.86) at participating restaurants each day of the week.

From Monday through Saturday, customers of the Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.-based chain of nearly 1,000 restaurants can choose from a variety of popular LJS menu items for USD 1.00. The offerings include: Crispy Fish Slider, Baja Fish Taco, Crispy Breaded

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Published on
June 25, 2018

United States restaurant chain Angry Crab Shack aims to expand to 100 locations in the U.S. within five years.

The Mesa, Arizona-based full-service Cajun seafood restaurant chain, which operates six corporate restaurants and one franchised location, is opening up franchise opportunities. Angry Crab Shack is looking for franchise partners in metropolitan cities across the southwestern United States.

“With Americans increasing their seafood

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Published on
June 25, 2018

Young’s Seafood plans to double the number of products sold in the United States while bringing on an additional 1,300 U.S. grocery stores to those selling its frozen seafood meals.

The company’s executives are also currently visiting retailers in China “to continue the good progress with our plans to take further steps to build the brand in this market during 2018/2019,” Young’s said in a press release.

In January,

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Jason Holland

Published on
June 22, 2018
Scottish Sea Farms’ Orkney Regional Manager, Richard Darbyshire, is presented with Wyre’s Outstanding Producer of the Year award by Steve McLean, head of agriculture and fisheries sourcing at M&S

British retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) handed Scottish Sea Farms’ team at Wyre, Orkney, its Outstanding Producer of the Year at its Farming for the Future Awards 2018.

The 1,909-metric ton (MT) capacity farm was established by Scottish Sea Farms in 2015 to help meet the growing demand for responsibly farmed salmon, including the branded M&S Lochmuir salmon.

It differs from many farms in that as well as rearing its own salmon

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