Foodservice & Retail

Published on
January 31, 2019

While whitefish products are well-placed to capitalize on the public’s growing dietary shift away from red meat in the United Kingdom, the entire value chain needs to do all it can to overcome what has become a relatively static consumption pattern and to cement the products’ position as an important source of protein in the market, according to Stuart Caborn, chief procurement officer at Young’s Seafood Ltd.

Per person, the

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Sally James

Published on
January 31, 2019

The Winter Fancy Food Show kicked off 2019 with a resounding buzz, featuring more than 2,400 exhibitors from over 50 countries showcasing all manner of products from cheese and chocolate, to ramen and jerky, to functional foods seemingly “free” from everything except flavor.

Featuring country pavilions such as the United Kingdom, Japan, France, Italy, the Philippines, Spain, Greece, Mexico, Canada, and Brazil, it was guaranteed that

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Christine Blank

Published on
January 29, 2019

Tesco UK is closing fresh seafood counters in around 90 stores, citing a challenging grocery market and more customers shopping online.

Around 9,000 employees are expected to be impacted by the fresh counter closures and a number of other cost-cutting measures, according to the retailer.

“In our four years of turnaround, we’ve made good progress, but the market is challenging and we need to continually adapt to remain competitive and

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Nicki Holmyard

Published on
January 25, 2019

Husband and wife team Tim and Kelly Barnes, from Krispies Fish and Chips located in Exmouth, Devon, United Kingdom, joined an elite team in January, as they were announced winners of the National Fish & Chip Awards 2019.

Their new title makes them one of just 31 fish and chip shops to have been awarded the title since 1988, when the competition began.

Today, there are around 10,500 specialist fish and chip shops in the U.K. They dramatically

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Chris Chase

Published on
January 24, 2019

The reign of canned tuna in the shelf-stable seafood market may be slipping as tuna pouches gain more and more share of the market. 

Tuna pouches now make up just over 16 percent of the shelf-stable seafood market, a market which accounts for USD 2.3 billion (EUR 2 billion) in sales. That percentage means tuna pouches now make up a larger dollar-share of the segment than sardines and salmon combined. 

In 2018, the shelf-stable market

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Cliff White

Published on
January 23, 2019

While almost half of all Americans eat little to no seafood, many Americans love the stuff – and are willing to spend more time shopping for it and more money to buy it so they can eat it regularly.

The Food Marketing Institute’s first-ever Power of Seafood survey of more than 2,000 U.S. shoppers found numerous reasons as to why more Americans aren’t buying seafood, and discovered hurdles preventing even the most ardent fans of

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Chris Chase

Published on
January 22, 2019

Trends indicate that Americans are spending more and more of their money on eating out, and an increasing proportion of the ever-larger restaurant spend is being done at fast-casual establishments.

Starting in 2010, Americans' total spending on food away-from-home started to pull away from spending on food prepared and eaten at home, to the point that Americans spent USD 100 billion (EUR 88 billion) more on eating out in 2017 than on food at

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Christine Blank

Published on
January 17, 2019

Ocean Beauty Seafoods’ Echo Falls brand has rolled out new premium smoked salmon products the company hopes will give it an edge in the Lenten selling season.

The new Echo Falls products include Applewood Smoked Wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon Candy, Oak Whiskey Cask Smoked Scottish Atlantic Salmon, and Beechwood Smoked Norwegian Atlantic Salmon.

As one of the first new seafood product launches of the year, Ocean Beauty Seafoods hopes to get

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Christine Blank

Published on
January 16, 2019

The owner of Casey’s Seafood was sentenced to prison for labeling a mixture of United States and foreign blue crab as solely U.S. crab.

James R. Casey, owner of Casey’s Seafood in Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A., was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison for his crimes.

Casey pleaded guilty last September to mislabeling around USD 4.3 million (EUR 3.8 million) worth of crabmeat. The scheme involved nearly 360,000 pounds

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Christine Blank

Published on
January 14, 2019

Walmart China will open its first perishable food distribution center in China and is making other efforts to grow online sales in the country.

Walmart plans to launch its first perishable food distribution center in Dongguan, Guangdong province, China Daily reported. The retailer will invest more than 700 million yuan (USD 104 million) in the center, the largest investment by Walmart since it entered the Chinese market 22 years ago, Tan

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