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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