10 May Bristol Brings Fair Trade to Pacific Northwest
PORTLAND, Maine – May 10, 2018 – Bristol Seafood, in partnership with Ocean Beauty Seafood, will offer its Fair Trade Certified sea scallops at Kroger-owned Quality Food Centers in the Pacific Northwest beginning in May.
“We are proud to partner with Ocean Beauty and QFC to make Bristol Fair Trade scallops available to consumers throughout the Pacific Northwest,” said Peter Handy, President and CEO of Bristol Seafood.
With 63 full-service supermarkets in operation across the Puget Sound region of Washington, and in Portland, Oregon, QFC greatly expands the regional availability of Bristol’s flagship Fair Trade product.
“Our customers value wild-caught, sustainably-harvested, socially responsible seafood options, and Bristol’s Fair Trade scallop delivers on those values,” noted Josh Dooley, Meat & Seafood Manager at QFC.
Mary French, Procurement Manager at Ocean Beauty, added “At Ocean Beauty, we work hard to source quality seafood in a sustainable and socially responsible manner. Our partnership with Bristol Seafood for our scallops enables us to accomplish this on a consistent basis, and we are proud to make Bristol Fair Trade scallops available in the Pacific Northwest for the very first time.”
About Bristol Seafood
Bristol Seafood is on a mission to make seafood America’s favorite protein. Since its founding in 1992 on the waterfront in Portland, Maine, the company built a nationwide following for its steadfast adherence to its uncompromising Maine standards. Bristol is committed to sustainable business practices and is the first to earn a Fair Trade certification for seafood harvested in US waters. Also, the company is certified to the MSC’s chain of custody standard and operates an SQF certified processing plant. In 2017, Bristol reported record sales for the third consecutive year and received Portland’s Business of the Year award.
About Ocean Beauty
Ocean Beauty Seafoods LLC has been a leader in food safety and quality for over 100 years, and is one of the largest seafood processors and distributors in the United States. Ocean Beauty is dedicated to responsible seafood resource management, community sustainability, and providing the best possible quality and service.
At The Kroger Co., we are dedicated to our purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit™. We are 450,000 associates who serve nearly nine million customers daily in 2,793 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Our Family of Companies operates an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized order online service – in addition to 2,258 pharmacies, 783 convenience stores, 307 fine jewelry stores, 222 retail health clinics, 1,472 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Our Company has been recognized as one of America’s most generous companies for our support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. As a leader in supplier diversity, we are a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable.