Why Rappahannock Oyster Company is Shipping Chesapeake Oysters to China

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [The Washingtonian] BY JESSICA SIDMAN – September 29, 2017 Rappahannock Oyster Company’s Olde Salts and Stingrays are all over DC-area restaurant menus. Lesser known is that their Chesapeake Bay bivalves have been showing up at swanky hotel buffets in Hong Kong for more than a decade. Now that they’ve tested out the logistics, the […]

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Guangzhou Latest Airport to Adopt New Inspection Platform to Speed Clearance for Seafood Products

    SEAFOODNEWS.COM [FishFirst] translated by Amy Zhong – September 28, 2017 Guangzhou Baiyun airport has installed an inspection and quarantine system for trans-border e-commerce of fresh food; it has been in operation for two years. It has imported 61,400 batches of fresh food worth US $870.75 million through this channel so far. The import of […]

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Clearwater’s Chinese Sales up 500%, Largely Driven by Ecommerce

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [I.Wshang] translated by Amy Zhong – September 25, 2017 Clearwater’s sales have ballooned by five times in the Chinese market, much of it due to the T-mall e-commerce platform. The T-mall platform of Alibaba has become the first choice of Canadian companies while entering this new market. As statistics show, Chinese online shoppers buy 83 percent […]

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New Brunswick Seafood Exports to China Have Skyrocketed by 238 Percent

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fishfirst] translated by Amy Zhong – September 21, 2017 The export value of New Brunswick seafood to China has reached as high as $15.66 million CAD (~$12.6 million U.S.) in 2016, which is 23 percent of the Canadian total seafood export. The province’s seafood export has ballooned by 238 percent from 2015 to 2016. And […]

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Alibaba plans ‘staggering number’ of live seafood-fronted Hema stores

By Neil Ramsden Undercurrent News Sep. 19, 2017 08:44 BST REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Chinese retail giant Alibaba Group is planning to open far more of its “new retail” concept supermarkets, which blend the online and offline spheres and feature live seafood. This was according to Gfresh vice president Anthony Wan, who is privy to Alibaba’s plans […]

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Australian Wild Abalone targets $9.6m in funds for China marketing

Undercurrent News Collaborative nationwide brand Australian Wild Abalone (AWA) is hoping to raise AUD 12 million ($9.6m) in industry funding for the next stage of its China market plan, revealed Jayne Gallagher, managing director of market development consultancy Honey & Fox. Over the past few years AWA was formed to combat a significant loss of […]

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Gfresh VP: ‘Never been easier to launch a brand in China’

Undercurrent News The booming nature of e-commerce and “new retail” in China means it has never been easier to launch a brand there, according to Anthony Wan, co-founder and vice president of Gfresh. New payment methods like Alipay — which can now be used to pay with a mobile device in even the smallest shops in […]

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Clearwater Seafoods Sees ‘Long-Term Opportunity’ in China

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Alizila] Tom Brennan – September 12, 2017 Over the past 40-plus years, Clearwater Seafoods has established itself as North America’s largest vertically integrated harvester, processor and distributor of premium shellfish. The company now sells 80 million pounds annually to more than 40 countries. But something happened in 2015 that prompted a major shift in […]

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Thailand Now Exporting Live Shrimp to China by Air, Facilitated by Rapid Customs Clearance

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  [CQ] translated by Amy Zhong – September 11, 2017 On the morning of Sept. 1, a flight loaded with live shrimp took off from Phuket Island, Thailand, at 1:20 am and arrived at Chongqing, China, at 6 am. They were examined through a fast inspection lane before being available in local seafood markets and […]

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China Becoming Important Market for Vietnamese Seafood

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Vietnam News Brief Service] September 5, 2017 China is a lucrative market for Vietnamese seafood products thanks to its large population but it is also an unstable market requiring Vietnamese exporters to be cautious, said experts at a seminar on seafood exports held in Ho Chi Minh City on Aug 30. At a workshop […]

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