Chicken of the Sea, Orion Seafood partner


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
June 4, 2014

Orion Seafood International and Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods announce that effective immediately, the parties have entered into a business relationship to source and sell lobster and snow crab production from Maine and Atlantic Canada.

The companies will work together to provide customers with the responsibly sourced frozen shellfish products. Suppliers and customers will continue to interact with their Orion Seafood International and Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods contacts as they have done in the past. 

“We look forward to this new opportunity for the Orion staff, suppliers and customers,” said Charles Anastasia, Orion Seafood founder and CEO. “We know that this move will strengthen the leadership that Orion has developed in our core categories, North Atlantic lobster and shellfish.”

“We are excited about the opportunity to combine Orion’s shellfish expertise with the Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods distribution network,” said Bryan Rosenberg, Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods president. “The two companies will be well positioned to further develop the shellfish category, a market in which our group has a strong fundamental interest.”

Founded more than 25 years ago, Orion Seafood International is a global leader in North Atlantic lobster, snow crab, king crab and freshwater shrimp

Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods is a leading importer of seafood products with strong distribution in retail, club, foodservice and wholesale channels. The company is a division of the Thai Union Group, one of the largest vertically and horizontally integrated seafood companies in the world.

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