25 Apr Bristol Scallops Selected for New Product Showcase
PORTLAND, Maine – April 25, 2018 – Bristol Seafood will participate in the Maine International Trade Center’s upcoming Trade Day 2018, and its Fair Trade Scallops are one of six items selected to be in its New Product Global Showcase.
Maine International Trade Center President Wade Merritt introduced the selected companies at the preview event.
“The six Maine companies selected by the jury range from experienced exporters through those new to international markets,” Merritt said in a news release advancing the event. “All of these manufacturers have an innovative new product that is a key element in their strategy to increase export sales. We’re excited to highlight their efforts with an international audience at Trade Day 2018.”
The companies will exhibit their new products at Trade Day 2018 on May 18 at the Samoset Resort in Rockport. Attendees at the event will vote for “Best in Show,” with the winner announced during the awards luncheon. This year’s New Product Global Showcase is sponsored by TD Bank.
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 Maine International Trade Center
Maine International Trade Center (MITC) helps Maine businesses enter and expand global markets for their products and services. MITC offers one-on-one consulting and research, affordable group trade show participation, connections around the world, export reimbursement funds for small businesses, and more. Leveraging overseas synergy, MITC also works to increase international student attraction and foreign investment. A public-private partnership, MITC is funded through Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), corporate contributions, and membership dues of nearly 300 businesses and organizations.