Foodservice & Retail

Published on
July 24, 2017

The National Fisheries Institute’s Shrimp Council is hoping to see more shrimp hit the grill this summer in the United States, joining forces with a popular food blog to cook up unique summer recipes featuring the star seafood. 

Food blog Damn Delicious has posted a new recipe – Grilled Honey Garlic Shrimp Bowls – from its creator, Chungah Rhee, featuring shrimp that both highlights the versatility of the species and requir… Read More

Published on
July 20, 2017

The competition is heating up for the 2017 Great American Seafood Cook-Off, taking place in New Orleans, Louisiana U.S.A. on 5 August. 

Louisiana’s Chef Bonnie Breaux will go head-to-head with 11 other culinary masters from across the United States to win the coveted crown in the 14th annual “ultimate seafood cooking competition,” which challenges competitors to prepare a dish highlighting domestic seafood. The competition … Read More

Published on
July 19, 2017
Ruth Langsford

United Kingdom-based Young’s Seafood Limited has joined forces with popular TV presenter Ruth Langsford in an initiative aimed at helping busy families prepare fish-focused dinners.

Langsford – best known for her work on QVC and other TV programs including “This Morning,” “Gift Wrapped,” and “How the Other Half Lives” – appears in a series of film shorts with Young’s chef Serge Nollent, … Read More

Published on
July 19, 2017
Chesapeake Blue Crab Pie

A Virginia, U.S.A.-based, family-owned gourmet seafood company has earned the praise of popular media figure Oprah Winfrey with its Chesapeake Blue Crab Pie. 

The Van Cleve Seafood Co.’s famous blue crab creation holds a featured spot on the “O” List of Oprah’s Favorite Things in the August issue of “O, The Oprah Magazine,” currently available out on news stands. Van Cleve owners Shelly Van Cleve and her t… Read More

Published on
July 18, 2017
Grilled salmon

Summer grilling season in the United States is in high gear, prompting the National Fisheries Institute’s Salmon Council to reach out to its online partners to promote the premiere pink fish as an ideal protein to cook over the coals. 

In keeping with similar salmon-focused campaigns in 2017, the NFI Salmon Council has once again tapped food bloggers from The Recipe Critic and Natasha’s Kitchen to compose dishes highlighting salm… Read More

Published on
July 18, 2017
US Foods

Major food distributor US Foods has announced acquisition plans that will expand the company’s presence within the Midwest United States. 

The Illinois-based company plans to purchase broadline distributors The Thompson Company, Braunger Foods and Variety Foods, which are all owned and operated by TOBA Inc. After entering the food distribution realm in 1995 with its purchase of The Thompson Company in Grand Island, Nebraska, TOBA Inc. … Read More

Published on
July 18, 2017
Amazon

Massive online e-commerce enterprise Amazon.com has announced it plans to enter into the meal kit arena as well as develop its own farm-to-table products in a play to further capitalize on the USD 800 billion (EUR 691 billion) grocery industry.

Earlier this month, on 6 July, Amazon quietly filed a trademark for the phrase “We do the prep. You be the chef." The phrase will be emblazoned on the company’s meal-kit service produ… Read More

Published on
July 17, 2017

Chinese shoppers perusing the cyber aisles of JD.com’s online retail platform purchased more than 140,000 live Canadian lobsters in a single day, following a joint promotion between the e-commerce giant, the Canadian government, and Canadian industries.  

Canadian lobster vendors saw their inventories in high demand on 14 July, when the day-long promotion took place. Nathan Song, director at New Brunswick, Canada-based Bay Shore Lobste… Read More

Published on
July 14, 2017
Captain D's

Fast-casual seafood restaurant chain Captain D’s has signed an official series of franchise development agreements for its forthcoming expansion into Texas, Tennessee, Alabama, and Florida, the company announced on 12 July. 

The chain, which operates 521 restaurants in 21 states, has achieved six consecutive years of same-store sales increases and four successive years of record high system-wide average unit volume (AUV) –success… Read More

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
July 12, 2017

Fast-food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken has made a crayfish sandwich the key marketing item for the launch of “K Pro,” a new generation of upmarket, health-conscious outlets it’s launching in China.

K-Pro’s restaurants have the look and feel of conventional restaurants, complete with salad bars. The crayfish sandwich, which is priced at CNY 20 (USD 2.95, EUR 2.57), features prominently in the new chain’s marketing mat… Read More