Best New Foodservice Product: SeaFusions(tm) Pacific Cod Bites, Trident Seafoods
Best New Retail Product: Kickin’ Seafood Chili, French Creek Seafoods
The Seafood Excellence Awards recognizes and celebrates the best new seafood products in the North American seafood market. Contestants compete in two prestigious award categories:
Three seafood-industry experts judge the new products based on several criteria, including the following: uniqueness and appropriateness to the market, taste profile, packaging, market potential, convenience, nutritional value and originality.
“The recognition … was a great motivation for our research-and-development chef’s team. In the aftermath of winning the award, there has been a substantial increase in sales across the globe.” —Vikas Seth, Dish Hospitality, corporate executive chef
“We’re really, really pleased. Winning the new products competition was invaluable for a small company such as MacKnight.” — Stephen Nicholson, VP, MacKnight
“We had just started to look to launch the product here in the United States. I couldn’t think of a better way to hit the ground running.” — Raphael Santaella, assistant VP-sales and marketing, CFE International.
“We’ve had amazing reactions from retailers.” — Douglas Park, Cedar Bay Grilling Co.