Foodservice & Retail

Published on
April 19, 2017

Greenpeace USA has released its second-ever canned tuna ranking, finding that a number of U.S. retailers have made “significant progress toward offering consumers more sustainable and ethical products,” according to the NGO’s guide. 

Whole Foods, Hy-Vee, Wegmans, Giant Eagle, Albertsons, ALDI, Ahold Delhaize, and Kroger are among the retail outlets that have made the most gains in the realm of sustainable canned tuna, said … Read More

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Christine Blank

Published on
April 19, 2017
Bristol Bay

After achieving solid results in the millennial-heavy test market of Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A., the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association (BBRSDA) of Bristol Bay, Alaska, is expanding its brand recognition and sales pilot program for its wild sockeye salmon this year.

BBRSDA launched the campaign "in order to create a recognized and sought-after brand for Bristol Bay sockeye salmon” and increase the value of its fishery. It s… Read More

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April 17, 2017

United Kingdom-based seafood company Saucy Fish Co. has landed several retail contracts heading into the spring of 2017. The company’s Ready-to-Eat range of salmon fillets can now be found in Mariano’s and Hannaford grocery chains within the United States, and its new frozen range has entered U.S.-based supermarket chain Meijer as well as Canada’s Fortinos.   

Fortinos, which is owned by Loblaws, now features four froz… Read More

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April 13, 2017

Clearwater Seafoods has introduced its newest product customized for the European market– 100 percent natural and wild-caught Arctic surfclams, presented in pre-cut and portioned sushi-ready slices. 

The new product will debut on display in the coming weeks during the Seafood Expo Global / Seafood Processing Global event taking place in Brussels, Belgium from 25 to 27 April. The Artic surfclams offering, which is ready-to-use and creat… Read More

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April 13, 2017

With Boston and Seafood Expo North America (SENA) 2017 in its rearview mirror, Florida, U.S.A.-based company Sea Delight is preparing to depart for Brussels, Belgium for Seafood Expo Global / Seafood Processing Global with a familiar culinary star in tow – celebrity Chef Robyn Almodovar.

Almodovar, who was on hand for the company as its chef ambassador in Boston, will assume the same role for Sea Delight in Belgium from 25 to 27 April durin… Read More

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Christine Blank

Published on
April 12, 2017

Supervalu, one of the largest wholesalers and retailers in the United States, will acquire distributor Unified Grocers for around USD 375 million (EUR 353.5 million).

The two grocery wholesalers had combined sales of approximately USD 16 billion (EUR 15.1 billion) in 2016. Together, Eden Prairie, Minnesota-based Supervalu and Commerce, California-based Unified operate 24 distribution centers, supplying more than 3,000 stores in 46 states.

The tra… Read More

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Christine Blank

Published on
April 11, 2017

Celebrity chef and cookbook author Paula Deen is opening a new seafood restaurant in Savannah, Georgia, U.S.A. in June.

Paula Deen’s Creek House will be located at the site of the former restaurant she co-owned – and which became the center of a racial discrimination lawsuit filed against her a few years ago: Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House.

The new restaurant will offer classic fried fish dishes, grilled seafood and Sout… Read More

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Christine Blank

Published on
April 7, 2017

Among the positive signs that the economy in the United Kingdom is rebounding is the upswing in seafood sales – and overall food sales – at grocery stores this year.

Chilled seafood sales spiked 5.9 percent to nearly GBP 454 milion (USD 567 million, EUR 531 million) for the 12 weeks ending 28 February, according to data provided to SeafoodSource by Kantar Worldpanel. Frozen seafood sales also rose 1.1 percent to nearly GBP 228 million… Read More

Published on
April 5, 2017

U.S.A.-based grocery store chain Publix will publish a complete list of all the fisheries from which it sources wild-caught seafood.

The disclosure will come as part of Publix joining the Ocean Disclosure Project, which was founded and is managed by the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP).  

By fully disclosing all of its fisheries’ sourcing data, including information on how its seafood is managed, caught and its environmenta… Read More

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
April 4, 2017

Targeting Chinese millennials with seafood snacks is proving a lucrative business for a major Chinese processor and importer.

Previously known as an export-processor, Dalian Donglin Foodstuffs had a major booth recently to showcase its “Le Yu” line of packaged squid snacks at the key annual “candies and liquors” trade fair in Chengdu, a large southwesterly city. The flavored, preserved snacks are sold in 18-gram sachets fo… Read More