SENA15: Crocker & Winsor’s seafood product diversity key to 120 years of success

American seafood importer Crocker & Winsor Seafoods is celebrating its 120th anniversary this year, and at Seafood Expo North America Robert Hallion, VP of sales and purchasing, said the company’s offerings started with humble beginnings but have grown more diverse over the years, which has helped ensure the company’s success.

“Two Cape Cod fishermen came up to Boston to sell their cod and haddock,” Hallion told SeafoodSource.

Today, the Boston company’s myriad of products ranges from good old-fashioned cod, tilapia and haddock to alligator to frog legs. Hallion said he sells frozen seafood imported from all over the world, with China being the company’s largest supplier.

With the economy in China changing, along with the increased domestic seafood consumption there, Hallion said he’s not worried, but mindful of the potential impact on his business.

“It's a competitive situation,” he said.

The company has no big moves planned for the immediate future, Hallion said, just the slow-and-steady approach that has kept the company successful for over a century.


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