Vietnam’s Pangasius Sales to China Up 76% in 2016; Could Pass US as Top Market in 2017

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Vietnam News] November 29, 2016 China, including Hong Kong, may surpass the U.S. to become the biggest importer of pangasius products from Vietnam in 2017, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP). Two months ago, China surpassed the EU to become Vietnam’s second largest buyer, the association said. In the […]

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Seafood Sales Reported Excellent Through China’s Online Sellers on Singles Day

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  [SeafoodNews] with Amy Zhong November 29, 2016 Alibaba has achieved gross merchandise value of 120.7 billion yuan within the Singles Day (11/11). Though the company has not disclosed its sales of aquatic products yet, below is a review of some aquatic companies’ performance during the festival.     Fresh Life, a fresh e-commerce company, […]

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Thai Union to Launch King Oscar Brand in China

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Just-Food] by Dean Best – November 30, 2016 Thai Union Group is to take its international seafood brand King Oscar into China. The company is launchin gfrozen salmon, lobster and shrimp products, as well as unspecified “value-added” lines, under the “premium” brand. “Thai Union’s initial focus will be on the Beijing and Shanghai markets,” […]

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Chinese internet giant Alibaba invests in Gfresh

QINGDAO, China — Chinese seafood e-commerce website Gfresh has secured $20 million investment from Chinese internet giant Alibaba and Legend Capital, the investment arm of Legend Holdings, parent company of PC maker Lenovo Group. The announcement was made today at the China Fisheries & Seafood Expo in Qingdao, China, at a special conference called for […]

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Record Chinese Demand for Western Australian Yabbies Triples Production

  SEAFOODNEWS.COM [ABC] by Michelle Stanley – November  9, 2016 Record Chinese Demand for Western Australian Yabbies Triples Production An increase in Chinese demand for Western Australian yabbies has seen production triple in just over a year, according to one of the state’s exporters. Production manager of Cambinata Yabbies, Ian Nenke, said the company had […]

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Clearwater sees opening for scallops, Macduff products in Chinese e-commerce

November 7, 2016 Undercurrentnews.com QINGDAO, China — Canadian fishing firm Clearwater Seafoods plans to add scallops and products from its 2015 UK acquisition, Macduff Shellfish Group, to its portfolio for e-commerce sales in China. Clearwater has recently started selling its products through e-commerce platforms, such as JD.com and Tmall, focused on lobsters and clams, Ian Smith, CEO, […]

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