Foodservice & Retail
A United States seafood supplier launched what it believes to be the first frozen organic mussels for retail and foodservice.
Boston, Massachusetts-based Stavis Seafoods rolled out frozen Prince Edward branded Whole Organic Mussels, available in both a one pound retail-ready bag and two pound foodservice bag.
“While there are other organic mussels out there, they are fresh, not frozen. Frozen really makes this a retail play, since… Read More
A newly-published study shows that 25 percent of the seafood samples tested in metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, were mislabeled.
The study, published in the June 18 edition of Food Control, found the mislabeling — most commonly of red snapper — in grocery stores, sushi bars, and non-sushi restaurants.
“The most important finding is that the fish fraud/mislabeling rate in metro Vancouver is still relatively high… Read More
A leading Spanish retailer is seeking collaborators to join it in securing more sustainable seafood.
Low volume buyers in Spain face challenges in securing sustainable local supply because Spanish producers sell to higher paying markets like Japan and Northern Europe, according to Gorka Azkona, head of the fresh fish buying department at Eroski, a co-operative retailer with 1,650 outlets concentrated on northern… Read More
The Culinary Institute of America has announced that an agreement to create a new scholarship in partnership with Stolt Sea Farm.
The agreement, signed on 5 June, will create a “Stolt Sea Farm Scholarship,” which will offer students monetary assistance at the Culinary Institute of America in addition to giving them the opportunity to travel to Stolt’s headquarters in Europe. As part of the arrangement, Stolt will… Read More
Captain D’s, which operates 536 seafood-centric restaurants across the United States, recently rolled out new seafood meals for less than USD 5.00 (EUR 4.26).
The Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.-based chain’s new “5 Under $5” menu features a new Captain’s Seaside Fillet, breaded and fried with crispy panko, along with the new Nashville Hot Fish and Popcorn Shrimp.
Other customer favorites are included on the… Read More
Top restaurants, hotels, and seafood suppliers around the world are celebrating World Oceans Day today, 8 June. Offering discounts on sustainable seafood, making new conservation commitments, and communicating about how they are supporting sustainable fisheries and marine ecosystems are a few of the ways large brands are celebrating.
Here are the top three ways that brands are heralding World Ocean’s… Read More
A&W Food Services of Canada is launching a limited-time cod burger and wrap, after announcing a new partnership with the Marine Stewardship Council.
The Toronto, Ontario-based chain, which operates 925 burger restaurants across Canada, is celebrating its MSC certification with the cod burger and wrap, both certified wild and sustainable. The two dishes are available from 4 June to 8 July.
Similarly, McDonald’s Canada recently rolled… Read More
Red Lobster, which operates more than 700 locations in the United States and Canada, is launching new lobster and shrimp dishes as part of its Lobster and Shrimp Summerfest promotion.
New dishes for this year’s Summerfest include Cedar-Plank Seafood Bake, which includes jumbo shrimp and petite Maine lobster tails with garlic and Red Lobster's signature Chesapeake seasoning, roasted on a cedar plank with smoked sausage.
Red Lobster… Read More
A popular Chinese real estate listings company has entered the seafood business with a high-profile launch of a shellfish store in one of Beijing’s best-known food markets.
In mid-May, Bei Ke Zhao Fang (the first character in its name is also the character for “shellfish” in Mandarin) invited journalists and celebrities to the Sanyuanli market for the launch of the first of its stores, a pop-up style venture featuring a large… Read More
Grimsby, United Kingdom-based Young’s Seafood announced the launch of three new premium products on 21 May, including the company’s first foray into using Argentinian red shrimp.
The new products are intended to appeal to a more “discerning frozen food shopper,” according to a release from the company.
“The products meet the consumer need for a premium, chunkier product, targeting both discerning… Read More