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Bristol Seafood Named ‘2016 Vendor of The Year’ by Santa Monica Seafood

February 15, 2017 - Aquaculture News, News-NorthAmerica
Bristol Seafood Named ‘2016 Vendor of The Year’ by Santa Monica Seafood

Bristol Seafood is pleased to be named the “2016 Vendor of the Year” by Santa Monica Seafood, a leading supplier of quality fish to Albertsons/Vons and other West Coast companies.

Roger O’Brien, CEO of Santa Monica Seafood noted, “We chose Bristol Seafood as our Vendor of the Year because they epitomize a great vendor partner. They have a very high fulfillments rate, little to no quality issues, and they are great at not only providing us market data, but also presenting us several options before we make a strategic purchase.

Because of this excellent relationship and partnership we have with Bristol Seafood, our purchases from them in 2016 increased 26%. We like to reward vendors who service us as well as Bristol Seafood has with more business.”

Added Peter Handy, CEO and President of Bristol Seafood, “We are honoured to be recognized by an industry leader in traceable and sustainable seafood, and are excited to share our commitment to quality with the West Coast.”

Additionally, Bristol Seafood is proud to announce the hiring of Ted McDermott as Regional Sales Manager of their new branch on the West Coast.

McDermott recently served as Fresh and Frozen Sales Representative of E&E Foods, a Seattle-based seafood processor and wholesaler. He has more than 10 years of experience working in the seafood industry, and is passionate about integrity and quality in the marketplace.

“That’s what attracted me to Bristol,” said McDermott, “They have a vision of transparency and quality for seafood that I really wanted to be a part of.” McDermott spent time in Maine as a graduate of Colby College and is an experienced fly fishing guide as well.

Jimmy Davolio, Vice President of Sales at Bristol Seafood, noted “Ted is an excellent addition to our team on the West Coast and brings the knowledge and integrity that make Bristol a truly special company.” McDermott will cover the West Coast from his offices in Seattle.

About Bristol Seafood

Bristol provides quality seafood to people who care about what they eat.  Founded in 1992, the company enjoys a nationwide following due to steadfast adherence to its uncompromising Maine standards.  Bristol pairs efficiency-building technologies with finishing done the old-fashioned way – by hand.  In 2016, Bristol reported record sales for the second consecutive year, and shipped more than six million pounds of seafood from its facility on the Portland, Maine fish pier.  The company is the first and only processor of mussels, scallops, or fillets in the state of Maine to earn a Safe Quality Food Institute certification.

About Santa Monica Seafood 

Santa Monica Seafood, as a family-owned and operated company for the past 77 years, is the largest specialty wholesale distributor of fresh and frozen seafood in the southwestern U.S. Its corporate offices and main processing facility are located in Rancho Dominguez, California, and the company owns five additional seafood processing and distribution facilities in California, Arizona and Nevada.  Santa Monica Seafood also owns and operates two retail stores and cafes – in Santa Monica and Costa Mesa, CA – which specialise in seafood and seafood related products.

Source: Bristol Seafood/PerishableNews