Fish & Seafood

American Pride Scallop Line Targets Foodservice Operators

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A new line of scallops under the American Pride Seafood brand has been launched by the Danvers, Massachusetts, USA-based unit of Lunenberg, Nova Scotia, Canada-headquartered High Liner Food Inc. The product, aimed at the foodservice market, is positioned to provide operators with the convenience and flexibility to fill their scallop needs along other frozen seafood orders from High Liner.

“Scallops are a highly sought-after item on many restaurant menus, whether as an appetizer, pasta topper or dinner entree,” said American Pride Seafood Marketing Manager Kerry Clift. “While nearly 70% of fine dining menus feature scallops as an appetizer or entrée, according to Datassential MenuTrends, casual and midscale dining menus are showing increased usage of scallops as well. Seared scallops appear as an entrée on 41% more menus than just two years ago, with seared, grilled, and pan-seared the top three most popular scallop preparation methods.”

The American Pride Seafood brand scallop portfolio features all-natural domestic scallops harvested in the North Atlantic and landed in New Bedford, Massachusetts. In addition, the extensive portfolio of 36 different scallop options includes processed scallops, Hokkaido sea scallops, bay scallops, and specialty bacon-wrapped scallops.

High Liner Foods acquired American Pride Seafoods from the Seattle, Washington-based American Seafoods Group last October.