Seattle Fish Company acquires Denver, Colorado-based meat company

Published on
November 2, 2022
Lombardi Brothers Meats Owner Victoria Philips and her family.

Seattle Fish Company has acquired a regional meat purveyor based in Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.

Lombardi Brothers Meats is a specialty meat processor and distributor with a geographic footprint stretching through the U.S. state of Colorado. Post-acquisition, it will continue to operate as an independent brand but will partner with Seattle Fish Company on customer relations, investments, and distribution.

The company’s owners, Victoria and Vance Philips, said the move was made to strengthen the company’s resources and reach.

“Since 1947, Lombardi Brothers Meats has built strong partnerships based on exceptional customer service, top quality product, and pride in our work,” Victoria Philips said. “The investment by Armand Agra, a third-generation family-owned business with deep experience in meat, preserves the rich legacy of Lombardi Brothers Meats while providing the resources, collaboration, and scale to grow our brand.”

Armand Agra is a specialty meat and seafood distributor in the U.S. Mountain West, and a subsidiary of the Founders Group of Food Companies, is a food and beverage manufacturing and distribution conglomerate. Armand Agra acquired Seattle Fish Co. in November 2021.

Seattle Fish Co. President and CEO Derek Figueroa said his company is “excited to partner with the team at Lombardi Brothers Meats to support the company in its long-term growth and development.”

“Armand Agra’s investment in Lombardi Brothers Meats will allow us to expand our offerings, grow our influence in sustainability and industry leadership across a larger platform and lead a positive impact on a greater range of proteins,” Figueroa said. “We’re proud to say that our mission is to sustainably feed people, and now we can do so from the land and sea.”

Seattle Fish Co. has expanded its gourmet provisions portfolio in 2015 to include terrestrial proteins including chicken and game meats, gourmet sauces, sausages and deli meats, and beverages

“Under the wing of Armand Agra and Seattle Fish Co., Lombardi Brothers Meats will not only have opportunities for brandwide growth, but access to increased geography, new markets, and additional customers to continue their four generations of family-owned legacy,” Figueroa said.

The acquisition also includes The Ranch, a retail meat shop established by Lombardi Brothers Meats in 2020 in Denver.

Photo courtesy of Lombardi Brothers Meats

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