Foodservice & Retail

Published on
January 11, 2019

In addition to reporting higher November and December comparable store sales, Target renewed its focus on food sales with the creation of a new executive position.

The Minneapolis, Minnesota-based retailer named Stephanie Lundquist, who was Target’s chief human resources officer, to its newly-created position of president of food and beverage. 

Lundquist will oversee all merchandising and operations for food and beverage, including

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Published on
January 10, 2019

In December, Captain D’s capped off a year of significant expansion with the debut of its new restaurant prototype. Based in New Iberia, Louisiana, U.S.A., the prototype features a smaller footprint than the brand's traditional locations.

Throughout 2018, Captain D’s opened more than 10 new locations and inked numerous franchise development agreements to open new restaurants in Florida, North Carolina, Illinois, Michigan, and

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Cliff White

Published on
January 8, 2019

Highland Park, Illinois, U.S.A-based Mazzetta Company has launched a new line of premium shrimp featuring product that is transported live for processing.

The Oishii line of shrimp (oishii means delicious in Japanese), for both foodservice and retail, is now being sold nationwide, company founder and CEO Tom Mazzetta told SeafoodSource.

“At Mazzetta, we always want to know how we can make something better. Not cheaper in quality, but

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Published on
January 7, 2019

Less than a month after the New York Attorney General’s office said it found “rampant” seafood mislabeling at New York supermarkets, one of the retailers involved faces a potential class action lawsuit.

In mid-December, the New York Attorney General’s office said it found that around a quarter of the seafood sampled at New York grocery retailers was mislabeled. While Oceana and universities have studied retail seafood

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Jason Holland

Published on
January 7, 2019

Waitrose & Partners has launched fish-free fingers into its U.K. stores and online to capitalize on the growing movement to adopt vegan, vegetarian, and flexitarian diets.

The new product, which is made from breaded seaweed tofu and has a subtle fish flavor, has been made available at an introductory offer of GBP 3.19 (USD 4.07, EUR 3.55) per pack, rising to GBP 3.99 (USD 5.10, EUR 4.44) from 30 January.

“After the successful launch of

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Published on
December 21, 2018

Young’s Foodservice is launching its first frozen wholemeal-based breadcrumb product into the foodservice channel. 

Its Wholemeal Cod Portions, 85 grams each, are coated in a light, wholemeal breadcrumb “for added fiber, which makes them an excellent source of nutrition for children of all ages,” said the Grimsby, United Kingdom-based supplier in a statement.

“We understand the challenges caterers face when creating

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Published on
December 20, 2018

Australis Aquaculture will debut its frozen Garlic Teriyaki Barramundi portions at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide starting in mid-January 2019.

Australis, which is based in Greenfield, Massachusetts, U.S.A. and farms its barramundi in ocean pens in Vietnam, said its new sweet and savory pre-glazed frozen barramundi portions “are designed for health-conscious consumers who crave the great flavor and nutritional value of sustainable

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Published on
December 20, 2018

Cheaper farmed shrimp prices are benefitting American retailers and consumers this holiday season.

Prices for imported farmed shrimp have dropped significantly since the summer, and fallen an additional USD 0.30 to 0.40 (EUR 0.26 to 0.35) per pound over the last month. 

There are a variety of reasons for the steep drop in prices. Overproduction, heavy inventory in United States’ cold storage, rejections of imported shrimp by the

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Published on
December 19, 2018

To take advantage of the lucrative holiday entertaining season, SeaPak Shrimp and Seafood Co. is rolling out a new shrimp appetizer.

The Georgia, U.S.A.-based supplier’s new Parmesan Shrimp and Spinach Bites are available exclusively at Walmart stores across the U.S.

The new app include shrimp, spinach, and parmesan cheese wrapped in a crispy parmesan- and romano-flavored breading.

“One thing we hear from our seafood-loving fans time

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Published on
December 17, 2018

The New York Attorney General’s office may take enforcement action against some supermarket chains after it found “rampant” seafood mislabeling at grocers across the state, according to a recent report.

The report, from New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood, found that around a quarter of the seafood sampled at New York grocery retailers was mislabeled. These findings are the result of the first major U.S. government

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