Raley’s completes transition of its fresh seafood offerings to sustainable seafood

Raley’s completes transition of its fresh seafood offerings to sustainable seafood


Fair Oaks, CA, 2017-Jul-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Raley’s is proud to announce the early completion of a transition of its fresh seafood offerings to sustainable seafood companywide as part of an ongoing effort to change the way the world eats, one plate at a time. This ambitious goal was accomplished six months ahead of schedule, making it easier for customers to select the best fresh, environmentally sound products.

“When humans consume seafood, we leave a permanent mark on the ecosystem,” said Keith Knopf, Raley’s President & Chief Operating Officer. “Sustainable seafood represents a healthy relationship with our planet that can endure forever. It is a way to replenish our oceans and manage their resources into the future. Informed consumers can make all the difference by finding out where their fish comes from and by making responsible choices.”

Sustainable seafood is either caught wild or farmed in ways that consider the long-term vitality of harvested species and the well-being of the oceans without harming affected ecosystems. Raley’s fishery partners are dedicated to preserving the health of marine environments for future generations. Providing sustainable seafood means working with trusted fisheries and fishermen to ensure seafood is sourced responsibly and ethically.

Certified fisheries and farms must go through a rigorous process to validate that the practices used comply with requirements established by international experts. Raley’s only sources its fresh seafood from fisheries or farms with certifications recognized internationally as credible by scientific, industry and non-governmental organizations.

In addition, Raley’s vendors must provide documented evidence that products do not come from sources that utilize any illegal methods. Raley’s requires full seafood traceability, including audits and substantial documentation.

Raley’s seafood program, fishery certification and ongoing seafood audits are in partnership with Resiliensea Group. In addition, Raley’s seafood staff has undergone extensive training to answer customer questions about sustainability.

Chelsea Minor
Director of PR and Public Affairs

SOURCE: Raley’s


The Pub by Wegmans updates menu with seasonal fare and fresh seafood

The Pub by Wegmans updates menu with seasonal fare and fresh seafood


ROCHESTER, NY, 2017-Jun-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Known for its delicious selection of local craft brews, delectable food and top-notch customer service, The Pub by Wegmans has launched an updated menu with an increased focus on seasonal fare and fresh seafood. Customer favorites like the Pub Burger, French Dip sandwich and Bavarian Soft Pretzel Sticks will now be featured alongside new, and in many cases lighter, options.

Highlights among the new menu additions include:

  • Chicken Shawarma Wrap: flavorful Middle Eastern spiced chicken, garlic aioli, lettuce, tomato, and red onion in a naan wrap with zesty hot sauce on the side
  • Big Steamed Mussel Pot: 1 lb. Organic P.E.I. mussels served with crusty bread and your choice of the following – lager beer broth, lemon, and shallot-thyme butter; spicy Thai red curry with lime and cilantro; basil pesto with lemon and parmesan
  • Veggie Grain Bowl: a vegan dish with zucchini and sweet potato noodles, green beans, shiitake mushrooms, herbed farro, and BBQ tempeh – only 510 calories!
  • Happy hour: $1 off draft beer, $2 off signature cocktails and wine pairs perfectly with daily appetizer specials. Great for sharing!

Seasonal specials will be heavily influenced by the peak offerings from the grocery side of the store, with chefs designing entrees around the best that the meat, cheese, produce and seafood departments have to offer. Signature craft cocktails will feature fresh juices and purees, made from fruit picked at the height of perfection.

“We’re excited to offer our customers the opportunity to try some exciting new flavors that are inspired by the best ingredients from our market,” said Scott Bova, director of restaurant services for Wegmans. “In addition to being delicious, many of the new dishes are less than 600 calories. We’re taking a light and fresh approach to classic pub flavors.”

The restaurants will continue to offer popular events like Craft Beer Dinners, Oyster Week, Lobster Week and more.

Pubs are located in select Wegmans stores in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Guests are encouraged to make reservations by visiting www.wegmanspub.com.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 92-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. Wegmans also operates restaurants at some locations, including Next Door, Amore, The Pub and The Burger Bar, which highlight the company’s innovative culinary talent and access to the best ingredients. Chefs at each location prepare great tasting meals, served fresh for customers every day. A family-owned company widely recognized as an industry leader and innovator, Wegmans celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 20 consecutive years, ranking #2 in 2017.

Press Contact:
Katie Redmond
Media Relations Coordinate

Source:  Wegmans Food Markets