STAVIS SEAFOODS AND R.W. ZANT COMPANY ENTER PRIMARY DISTRIBUTION PARTNERSHIP

STAVIS SEAFOODS AND R.W. ZANT COMPANY ENTER PRIMARY DISTRIBUTION PARTNERSHIP

West Coast Redistribution Leader to Offer Boston-Based Company’s Wide Range of Seafood Products

July 24, 2017 – BOSTON, MA – Stavis Seafoods, a leading international importer and first receiver of seafood, today announced that it will enter a primary distribution partnership with R.W. Zant Company, one of the largest redistribution companies in the United States. The partnership, which will begin August 1, 2017, will include the warehousing and delivery of Stavis Seafoods’ products to R.W. Zant customers. R.W. Zant specializes in all aspects of protein and dairy wholesale distribution to food service and retail distributors throughout the Western United States. This agreement will not only enhance Stavis Seafoods’ supply chain capabilities on the West Coast, it will also greatly expand R.W. Zant’s product offerings in the seafood category.

“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,” said Darrell Maynard the Senior Category Manager for Seafood at R.W. Zant.

“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,” said Richard Stavis, CEO of Stavis Seafoods.

Some of the initial products that will be available through this partnership include Stavis Seafoods’ branded product lines (BOS’N, Foods From the Sea, Prince Edward, Ocean Delight and Boston Pride), as well as access to exclusive Stavis partnerships like Gaston-Brand Coldwater South African Lobster. This agreement will give R.W. Zant customers, food service and retail, access to Stavis Seafoods unique inventory of more than 1,300 seafood products, including domestic seafood and seafood imported from more than 50+ countries and every ocean in the world.