SeaFood Business

MAY 2013

SeaFood Business is the global trusted authority for seafood buyers and sellers. We are the seafood industry's leading trade magazine with more than 30 years of experience. Our coverage is based on the "business" of buying and selling seafood.

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People in the News Captain D's Captain D's, the 520-seafood restaurant chain based in Nashville, Tenn., hired Michael Arrowsmith to be its new chief development ofcer and promoted Jim Stevens from VP of operations to COO. Prior to joining the company, Arrowsmith was a senior VP of development for Checkers Drive-In Restaurants. He has also worked for Gloria Jean's Gourmet Cofee, Shoney's and Denny's. Diversifed Business Communications President and CEO Nancy Hasselback announced her retirement from Diversifed Business Communications. Diversifed is an international broadcasting, exhibition, publishing and emerging-media company based in Portland, Maine, as well as the parent company of SeaFood Business. Ted Wirth, Diversifed's VP of business development, was named president and CEO. Product Update VALUE-ADDED Shrimp 'n grits Gulf Pride Select introduces a seafood product line of shrimp entrées for retail. Te product line features Shrimp & Grits, Shrimp Gumbo and Shrimp Rotini, in 10-ounce single-serving and 20-ounce entrées for two. Te entrées can be merchandised as fresh in either the meat or seafood department, or as frozen. Contact Gulf Pride Select at (800) 228-3474 or visit www. Crème de la crab Phillips Foods' Culinary 44 SeaFood Business May 2013 Hasselback joined Diversifed 33 years ago and spearheaded rapid growth. Te company produced four trade shows and three magazines in 1993 and since then has launched and acquired more than 90 products and established new divisions in Australia, Hong Kong, India, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. Wirth joined Diversifed as fnance director in 1994 and then served as VP of Commercial Marine Expositions. In 1999, he left Diversifed to launch a magazine and subsequently a high-end stationery company. He returned to Diversifed in 2008 and has played a critical role in the company's expansion. predecessor, EUREPGAP, in 1997. He became board chairman in 2001. LSPMB Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has appointed Sarah Voisin, wife of the late seafood advocate Mike Voisin, to the Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board. Sarah Voisin is the owner of Motivatit Seafood in Houma. She will serve as a representative of the Louisiana Oyster Task Force. GlobalGAP Nigel Garbutt stepped down from his role of chairman of the board for GLOBAL G.A.P. (Good Agricultural Practices). Garbutt left U.K. retailer Safeway to join GLOBALG.A.P.'s In memoriam Crab™ product line features a patented process that shapes 100 percent natural blue-swimming crab into jumbo and super lump sizes without artifcial binders. Te product won the Seafood Excellence award for best new foodservice product at the International Flavorful swai Clear Springs Foods adds premium swai portions to its line of foodservice products. Te swai is portioned into 1to 3-ounce pieces and then coated in three favors: Tortilla Crusted, Parmesan Crusted and Sriracha Spicy. Tey can be used in a number of applications, like lettuce wraps using Sriracha Spicy Swai with a sweet chili sauce or Tortilla Crusted used in fsh tacos. Contact Clear Springs Foods at (800) 635-8211 or visit Boston Seafood Show in March. It is available yearround and has an 18-month shelf life when stored below 38 degrees F. Te product is packed in 12 one-pound cans per case. Contact Phillips Foods at (888) 2342722 or visit Murry Pearson Berger, the frst U.S. representative of the food industry to engage in diplomatic trade with China, and past president of the National Fisheries EQUIPMENT Saw it first Hollymatic's Hi-Yield 165000 saw can be used on fresh Institute, died on April 6. He was 87. Berger was a pioneer of the frozen food industry. In the early 1950s he founded Oceans of the World, one of the frst frozen seafood companies. In 1969, he merged his company into Seabrook International Foods, becoming president and COO. Te company actively imported and exported to and from 30 countries around the world. It was while running Seabrook that Berger opened up trade relations for his company with China, which he began work to establish in 1967. Berger is credited with being one of the frst American businessmen to do business with China at the time, and with opening doors there for other seafood companies in the years to come. and frozen meat, poultry, fsh and vegetable products. Te high-speed, high-yield saw's safety features include a quick-stop brake that halts the blade within 1 second of shutof or opening of doors to reduce risk of injury, as well as safety interlocked doors and double-fanged wheels. Additional features include a three-speed selector switch; a soft start, no-brake motor that reaches full speed in 3 seconds; rugged stainless steel and energy efcient design; and enclosed motor and swing-away tables for easy wash-down cleaning and blade changing. Contact Hollymatic at (708) 579-3700 or visit Visit us online at

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