Spanish smoker overcomes sector challenges through high-end, convenience push

smoked salmon royal

Cod and salmon smoker Copesco & Sefrisa, known for its Royal brand, boosted turnover by 5% to €34 million last year, touting an accumulated growth of 24.9% since 2009 (more…)

WSJ: US fish finger producers up quality swapping mince for fillets

Producers such as Trident and Gorton’s are looking to boost sales with better quality by swapping mince for fillets, while aiming for more sales with schools

Thai Union: MW Brands can reach €1bn sales within three to five years

Paris-based tuna canner has ability to up sales by nearly 50% in next few years, says Thai Union president, as he reiterates better outlook ahead for the Thai tuna and shrimp business

Haikui unveils 68% drop in 2013 net profit; new plant aimed for 2016

Chinese processor confirms tough picture for 2013, but says better experience and higher efficiency with new plant due to open in 2016 puts group on solid footing

Icelandic UK head Malcolm Eley resigns

Head of Icelandic Group’s UK operations, Icelandic Seachill, steps down less than a year after being promoted to the role

US retailers cut back seafood promotions across the board for Lent

Number of seafood promotions in US retail was down 5.1% in March 2014 versus March last year, as median price of a retail seafood item on promotion was up by $1 to $7.99

Lidl Spain’s turnover up 4% on back of fresh products push

The retailer, with potential to reach 800 stores in Spain, will invest €180m in 2014 to improve and expand its chain of supermarkets (more…)

FAS cod fillet prices firming fast with H&G slowly following

FAS Barents Sea cod fillet prices are continuing to firm up with H&G also slowly rising, as sellers positive on more rises after Norwegian fresh volumes dry up

Partnership to develop seafood identification test kits to tackle marketplace fraud

The system will combat fish fraud by producing results in less than two hours (more…)