Seattle, Washington-based Ocean Beauty Seafoods is now the United States distributor for Findus, a brand of Nomad Foods in Sweden.
Ocean Beauty will show Findus’s fish-based range at Seafood Expo North America in Boston, Massachusetts from 17 to 19 March, and will add other Findus products in the future. The supplier will distribute a wide variety of the Findus’s seafood line, including breaded and value-added seafood, steamable flavored cod loins, and frozen portions.
“The expansion of Findus into the United States marks an exciting new chapter for this storied global frozen food brand,” said Harald Guimaraes, export director of Nomad Foods, in a press release from Ocean Beauty. “We look forward to working in close partnership with Ocean Beauty who is uniquely aligned with us in our desire to lead the industry in quality, sustainability and innovation.”
“We are very excited about building Findus’ footprint in the U.S.,” added Ron Christianson, vice president of domestic sales for Ocean Beauty Seafoods. “The Findus product line is a great complement to the seafood line we have built at Ocean Beauty and Findus’ commitment to quality and sustainability is also in line with Ocean Beauty values.”
Under the agreement, Findus products will be distributed via Ocean Beauty’s seven distribution locations: Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; Astoria, Oregon; Boise, Idaho; Dallas, Texas; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Helena, Montana.
Findus’s foodservice products will available in the second quarter, and retail products will be available in August 2019.