PORTLAND, Maine – August 29, 2022 – Bristol Seafood announced today it transitioned a significant portion of its wholesale packaging to reusable containers in partnership with Hannaford and Tosca.

“Sustainability is a foundational part of Bristol. Our transition away from polystyrene began ten years ago, starting with waxed corrugate, then to recyclable cardboard, and today with reusable packaging”, noted Iréne Moon, Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

Bristol Seafood’s operations center on sustainability. Over 99.5% of its products are sourced from fisheries certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council, farms certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council or Best Aquaculture Practices, or in an active and progressing Fisheries Improvement Project. The company recently became a Benefit Corporation and is the first Fair Trade Certified seafood company in the United States.

“As we continue to focus on minimizing our environmental footprint while we grow our business, we see reusable packaging as the next logical step. We are grateful for Hannaford’s ongoing enthusiasm and partnership in our sustainability initiatives and for Tosca’s work to support this supply chain,” continued Iréne Moon.

At Hannaford, we source and sell only sustainably raised, fished, and harvested seafood, and all our seafood comes with a double money back quality guarantee. We’re proud to work with Bristol and Tosca to bring reusable packaging and shipping totes to the seafood we provide in our fresh service cases, and this work will help us to enhance the sustainability of our seafood program,” noted Nathan Jewell, Category Manager.

Bristol’s reusable carton program launched in August of 2022. For retailers and distributors interested in learning how Bristol can help it to meet and exceed sustainability goals, please contact Iréne Moon at irenem@bristolseafood.com

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 was twice named to the Top 25 Seafood Product Innovations list and ranked on the Top 25 Seafood Sustainability & Conservation list. In addition, the company is a Benefit Corporation and the first seafood company in the United States to earn a Fair Trade certification. Bristol partners with retailers and distributors throughout North America and operates under the My Fish Dish, Seafood Singles, and Grab & Go retail brands. See more at www.bristolseafood.com, or contact Iréne Moon VP – Marketing irenem@bristolseafood.com and 207-318-3183.

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