Foodservice & Retail

Published on
November 21, 2017

The first time was the charm for Alaskan Leader Seafoods at the Symphony of Seafood competition, an annual contest put on by The Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF) to honor product innovation in Alaska's seafood industry. 

Alaskan Leader Seafoods entered the contest for the first time and won two prizes, taking first place in the Retail category for the company’s “Premium Wild-Caught Alaska Cod with Lemon-Herb Butter&… Read More

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
November 21, 2017
LoveTheWild

LoveTheWild, a Colorado-based supplier of freshly frozen seafood kits featuring farmed fish, has expanded its contract with Amazon-owned Whole Foods Market in a new arrangement that will see the company’s offerings hitting the shelves of nearly all of the retailer’s 420-plus stores. 

Whole Foods decided to greenlight nationwide distribution of LoveTheWild’s seafood kits following a successful 2016 trial run of the prov… Read More

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Christine Blank

Published on
November 20, 2017

Since the first genetically engineered salmon was sold in Canada this summer, retailers and environmental groups have stepped up their opposition to the product. 

After four years of review, the Canadian government declared GE salmon safe for consumption and allowed it to be sold in 2016. However, resistance has been growing, led by the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN), an organization calling for more transparency in the use of … Read More

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Jason Holland

Published on
November 16, 2017
Young's King Prawns and Scallops with Lemon and Pink Peppercorn Butter

Young’s Seafood has expanded U.K. retail’s increasingly popular frozen seafood category with three new lines: King Prawns and Scallops with Lemon and Pink Peppercorn Butter (200g); Fruits de Mer with Black Garlic and Lemon Butter (250g); and Jumbo Tiger Prawns (180g).

The new range is being sold in Tesco, Sainsbury’s, and Waitrose stores with recommended prices between GBP 5.00 and 6.00 (USD 6.60 to USD 7.92, EUR 5.61 and 6.73).… Read More

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
November 14, 2017
Singles' Day

Chinese e-commerce marketplaces Alibaba and JD.com each generated billions in sales on Saturday, 11 November, also known as 11-11 or Singles' Day. The holiday is the Chinese equivalent to the popular U.S. and European shopping extravaganzas known as Black Friday and Cyber Monday. 

Approximately 1.48 billion shoppers forked over an estimated USD 25.3 billion (21.6 billion) on Alibaba for Singles' Day in 2017, a record-breaking increase o… Read More

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Christine Blank

Published on
November 13, 2017

As autumn leaves fall, diners tend to gravitate toward comfort foods of all types.

In the seafood realm, shrimp, lobster, and in-season fish such as swordfish and walleye are being featured on the menus of major restaurant chains and independent seafood restaurants in the U.S., including Red Lobster, Rubio’s Restaurants, Devon Seafood, and Outback Steakhouse.

Here are five top seafood-themed promotions U.S. diners can choose from this fall:… Read More

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Jason Holland

Published on
November 10, 2017
Sainsbury's Fishmonger's Choice

U.K. retailer Sainsbury’s has put together a new fresh fish offering to tempt its customers to diversify from traditional seafood staples and try alternative British fish species, all of which are caught off the country's southwest coast.

The “Fishmonger’s Choice” range, available in 210 stores, comprises lesser-known species such as whiting, monkfish, and Dover sole.

Species availability will vary according to the seasons… Read More

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Christine Blank

Published on
November 6, 2017
K-FISH

The Republic of Korea has announced the global launch of K·FISH, the first government-certified fishery exports brand of seafood for the region.

The launch will be held on 9 November in Los Angeles, California, since the brand will first be marketed in the United States. Then, K·FISH will roll out to China and other Asian countries, and move on to Europe, South America, and the Middle East in 2018.

"The launch of K·FISH in th… Read More

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Colin Bennett

Published on
November 2, 2017

A public-private initiative involving officials and industry from Spain and Chile has enlisted the help of gourmet chefs and restaurants to launch its new sector brand “Merluza Austral Chile” to Spanish consumers and retailers.

Chile’s government investment promotion agency, ProChile, is leading this joint campaign in partnership with Chilean fishing federation Pesqueras del Sur Austral, private firms from Chile (Emdepes, Deris,… Read More

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Jason Holland

Published on
November 1, 2017
Birds Eye Gluten Free Fish Fillets

U.K. frozen food brand is expanding its gluten-free fish range with the introduction of Gluten Free Fish Fillets in Breadcrumbs in Tesco and Sainsbury’s stores from next month. 

The new product has a recommended retail price (RRP) of GBP 2.99 (USD 3.96, EUR 3.40).

Birds Eye launched Gluten Free Fish Fingers last year, with its broader Gluten Free range developed in response to the growing number of families that need to incorporate glu… Read More