Unima Distribution of France and Vičiūnai Group of Spain won the top prizes in the 2023 Seafood Excellence Global awards at Seafood Expo Global, the world’s largest seafood trade event.
The top award for Best Retail Product was given to Vičiūnai Group for its entry, Black Sepia Dumplings with Shrimp and Thai Broth Filling, an Asian-inspired product that will offer consumers a unique seafood experience. Unima Distribution won the grand prize for Best HORECA (hotel/restaurant/catering) Product for its Organic Body-Peeled Madagascar Shrimp, a select premium shrimp presented head- and tail-on with the body peeled.
Five special Seafood Excellence Global awards were also given: The award for Health & Nutrition was presented to Clearwater Seafoods and Macduff Shellfish for its Wild-Caught Whole Hebridean Langoustines. Unima’s Organic Body-Peeled Madagascar Shrimp also won the award for Convenience. The Innovation award was given to Hot Smoked Salmon with Cheese and Pine Nuts from Vičiūnai Group. Vega Salmon A/S was presented the award for Retail Packaging for Cold Smoked Salmon with Sustainable Packaging, and the prize for Best Seafood Product Line was awarded to Vilsund Blue for its Mussel Soups.