Foodservice & Retail

Published on
November 22, 2017
Hotpot

An upmarket Chinese seafood buffet chain is seeking salmon heads and abalone for its booming hotpot business. 

Hong Ding Hai Xiao Lao is a chain of seafood hotpot restaurants operated and owned by Shanghai-based firm Hong Ding Dou Lao Food & Beverage Co., which is one of the few Chinese dining and seafood chains listed on the country’s stock board for micro-, small- and medium-sized firms. Filings with the exchange said the firm se… Read More

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Christine Blank

Published on
November 22, 2017
Thanksgiving table

Many Americans think of roast turkey or ham at the highlight of their Thanksgiving meal, but there are a sizeable number of chefs out there who, when they think back on their most cherished culinary memories surrounding the holiday, reminisce most fondly about seafood.

In honor of Thanksgiving, chefs from around the country shared with SeafoodSource their favorite holiday-themed seafood dishes. This collection of appetizers, entrees, and sides re… Read More

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Christine Blank

Published on
November 22, 2017

U.S. seafood chain Captain D’s  is jumping into Black Friday and Cyber Monday by offering specials to bring them into the company’s restaurants during the shopping holidays.

On Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, Captain D’s is giving their loyalty “D’s Club” members an exclusive offer “to encourage them to stop in during their shopping,” according to a statement from Captain D’s.&… Read More

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Brian Hagenbuch

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