Foodservice & Retail

Published on
December 1, 2017

Chile’s national fishery service Sernapesca has brought a selection of added-value fish products to one of Chile’s largest culinary fairs as part of its effort to develop the country’s artisanal fishing and increase consumption of seafood products in Chile.

Sernapesca’s participation in the Echinuco 2017 festival is part of its “Te Quiero Caleta” initiative, and this year’s selection includes five differe… Read More

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Jason Holland

Published on
November 29, 2017

All the branded and own-label canned tuna sold in Waitrose stores is now either Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified or pole-and-line caught, making it the first U.K. supermarket chain to adopt such a sourcing policy.

Waitrose said the achievement was the result of work with branded tuna suppliers over the last year to improve their sustainability credentials. All of its own-label canned tuna has been pole-and-line caught since 2009 and MSC… Read More

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Christine Blank

Published on
November 28, 2017

Poke dishes, which originated in Hawaii and have become popular on the West Coast of the United States, are now popping up on restaurant menus across the country.

In addition to more restaurants adding poke – which typically features raw fish, rice, vegetables, and a variety of seasonings and sauces – poke-focused restaurant chains such as Pokéworks, Poké Bar, and Pokeatery have opened in recent years and are quickly exp… Read More

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Christine Blank

Published on
November 27, 2017

Walmart’s surging online sales, along with increased food sales at its stores, are making the massive global retailer more attractive to seafood companies looking for an online sales outlet.

Walmart’s e-commerce sales jumped 50 percent in its fiscal third quarter, a year after acquiring jet.com. Plus, a big push on grocery pickup at its stores has fueled Walmart’s in-store sales. 

"We have momentum, and it's encouraging to … Read More

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Gao Fu Mao

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