Best New Retail and Best New Foodservice Products in Seafood Honored at Seafood Expo North America
Boston, MA (March 17, 2019) – The 2019 Seafood Excellence Awards winners were announced today at Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, taking place March 17-19 in Boston. St. James Smokehouse won the “Best New Retail” award for its Saint Pure Salmon and East Coast Seafood won the “Best New Foodservice” award for its Lobster Macaroni & Cheese Bites.
Winners were selected from a group of finalists during a live judging this morning by a panel of seafood buyers and industry experts from the retail and foodservice industries. This year’s judges included Ben Newlin, Senior Culinary Operations Specialist, The Cheesecake Factory; Mark Hogan, Director of Center of the Plate, SGC Foodservice; and Josanna Busby, Category Manager, Seafood, Sidecase, Frozen Meats & Seafood Food Lion, LLC.
Finalists were previously selected through a screening of products participating in the Seafood Expo North America New Product Showcase. The New Product Showcase features seafood products, condiments and culinary dishes launched in the past year by exhibiting companies.
The Seafood Excellence Awards recognize the product leaders in the North American seafood market. The new products are judged based on several criteria, including uniqueness and appropriateness to the market, taste profile, market potential, convenience, nutritional value and originality.
Co-located with Seafood Processing North America, Seafood Expo North America is North America’s largest seafood trade event, drawing more than 22,000 seafood professionals from more than 110 countries and over 1,300 exhibiting companies.
Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America is produced by Diversified Communications.
About Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America: Seafood Expo North America / Seafood Processing North America is North America’s largest seafood exposition. Thousands of buyers and suppliers from around the world attend the annual, three-day exhibition to meet, network and do business. Attending buyers represent importers, exporters, wholesalers, restaurants, supermarkets, hotels, and other retail and foodservice companies. Exhibiting suppliers offer the newest seafood products, processing and packaging equipment, and services available in the seafood market. The exposition is sponsored by the National Fisheries Institute. SeafoodSource is the official media. The exposition is produced by Diversified Communications, the international leader in seafood-industry expositions and media. For more information, visit: www.seafoodexpo.com/north-america
About Diversified Communications: Diversified Communications is a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. As producers of these market-leading products Diversified Communications connects, educates and strengthens business communities in over 14 industries including: food and beverage, healthcare, natural and organic, business management and technology. The company’s global seafood portfolio of expositions and media includes Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, Seafood Expo Asia and SeafoodSource.com. Diversified Communications, in partnership with SeaWeb, also produces SeaWeb Seafood Summit, the world’s premier seafood conference on sustainability. Established in 1949 and headquartered in Portland, Maine, USA with divisions and offices around the world, Diversified Communications remains a privately held, third generation, family-owned business. For more information, visit: http://www.divcom.com
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Adam Morris, Senior Marketing Coordinator