Stavis Seafoods amplifies US West Coast presence with new partnership
Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based importer Stavis Seafoods is entering into a primary distribution partnership with redistributor R.W. Zant Company, the company announced on 24 July.
Effective starting on 1 August, the two companies will store and deliver each other's products. The California-based, family-owned redistribution company, which is one of the largest within the country, specializes in protein and dairy wholesale distribution to foodservice and retail outlets throughout the Western United States. The agreement will give Stavis the opportunity to sell its inventory of more than 1,300 domestic and imported seafood products to more customers in the Western U.S. region and will allow R.W. Zant’s to considerably expand its seafood category offerings.
“R.W. Zant is very excited to welcome Stavis Seafoods to our portfolio of superior brands. We look forward to providing our clients with the extensive depth of seafood categories that Stavis Seafoods can provide to our company,” R.W. Zant Senior Category Manager Darrell Maynardsaid.
“R.W. Zant is an ideal partner to help us expand our reach to the West Coast. They are committed to providing their customers with sustained competitive advantages by getting them the products they need efficiently. This agreement will enable R.W. Zant to offer a selection of our premium quality brands as well as a variety of frozen and pasteurized seafood to their customers while also expanding our access to potential new customers across the country,” added Stavis Seafoods CEO Richard Stavis.
Products that will become more immediately available to R.W. Zant customers beginning next month include those under popular Stavis Seafoods’ brands such as BOS’N, Foods From the Sea, Prince Edward, Ocean Delight, and Boston Pride; customers can also get a taste for partnership-exclusive offerings, like Stavis’ Gaston-Brand Coldwater South African Lobster.