STAVIS SEAFOODS & G&C FOOD DISTRIBUTORS ENTER SELECT PARTNERSHIP

STAVIS SEAFOODS & G&C FOOD DISTRIBUTORS ENTER SELECT PARTNERSHIP

Initial Warehouse & Delivery Agreement to Expand
Seafood Reach for Both Companies

August 1, 2016 – BOSTON, MA – Stavis Seafoods, a family owned, international importer and first receiver of fresh & frozen seafood, today announced it entered a select partnership with G&C Food Distributors, one of the leading food service re-distributors in the United States. The partnership will start with the warehousing and delivery of more than 80 of Stavis Seafoods’ products. G&C Foods currently re-distributes more than 4,000 products to over 1,000 food service and retail customers in 28 states. This agreement will not only enhance Stavis’ supply chain options it will also significantly increase G&C’s seafood product line.

“We are very excited to welcome Stavis Seafoods to the G&C family. We look forward to servicing our customers with the high quality seafood Stavis has to offer,” said Ben Humes, G&C Foods Seafood Category Manager.

“G&C’s has a great reputation for customer service and this agreement is a vital part of our strategy to expand customer options. G&C’s re-distribution capabilities are an exceptionally efficient system for servicing customers, providing more ways for them to get the products they need. This agreement will focus on our frozen, pasteurized and branded seafood and will immediately offer food service customers more access to a wider range of seafood choices,” aid Richard Stavis, CEO of Stavis Seafoods.

This new agreement positions Stavis Seafoods as a premier seafood supplier to G&C Foods. Some of the initial products that will be available through G&C include pasteurized Foods From the Sea Pasteurized Crabmeat, Prince Edward Hard Clams, BOS’N Shrimp & Calamari, Canadian & South African Lobster Tails and Ocean Delight Ahi Tuna Grillers & Sliders. This agreement will provide G&C customers, both food service and retail, with unique, quality seafood products sourced worldwide. Stavis Seafoods has an inventory of more than 1,100 seafood products and imports from more than 51 countries and every ocean in the world.

This announcement builds on the momentum both companies are currently experiencing. G&C Foods recently announced plans to expand and upgrade its facilities. It was also named The 2nd Best Company to Work for in New York State 2016 by NYS Society for Human Resource Management for implementing business practices that created a people-first, participatory employee environment. Stavis recently finalized plans for a new Boston-based headquarters and processing facility. The facility will be the most technologically advanced and environmentally friendly seafood processing facility in Massachusetts and represents an investment in excess of $40 million at the Port of Boston, making it the largest, seafood-related, private investment in the Port’s history.

About Stavis Seafoods: Stavis Seafoods is a family business that has been a Boston Waterfront landmark since 1929. The company is a recent winner of the Massachusetts Family Business of the Year Award. Originally called Stavis Ipswich Clam Company, Stavis Seafoods sources from every ocean in the world and from more than 50 countries, including the United States. Working from an inventory of more than 1,100 seafood items, Stavis distributes seafood via air, truck and ship worldwide. Stavis Seafoods’ expert buying desks provide up-to-the-minute market information and extremely competitive pricing to all its customers. Stavis also offers a line of famous brands, including BOS’N, ChillFresh, Foods From the Sea, Boston Pride, Ocean Delight and Prince Edward. For more information about Stavis Seafoods, please call (800) 390-5103 or visit www.stavis.com.

About G&C Food Distributors:
Incorporated in 1976, G&C Food Distributors is a food service re-distributor of refrigerated, frozen and dry food headquartered in Syracuse, NY. The company stores and delivers over 4,000 food items to meet the needs of customers from Maine to Florida. In recent years, G&C has grown to be one of the most respected re-distributors in the Eastern United States. By embracing a “people-first” way of doing things, the company developed a participatory culture that is growing loyal, passionate employees with a true commitment to each other, customers and vendors. For more information about G&C Foods, please call 800-333-0949 or visit www.gcfoods.com.