COOKE ACQUIRES US SEAFOOD DISTRIBUTOR
Cooke acquires US seafood distributor. Cooke Inc, a New Brunswick company and parent of Cooke Aquaculture Inc., has acquired All Seas Wholesale, Inc. of California, a distributor of up to forty species of fresh seafood, live shellfish, and frozen seafood products.
For 33 years, All Seas Wholesale, Inc. has been servicing the San Francisco Bay area’s hotels, country clubs, airline and event caterers, upscale retail markets, and restaurants as a same day purveyor of the finest quality seafoods.
“Purchasing All Seas allows us to continue to strengthen our vertical integration and distribute our True North Seafood products to additional markets,” said Glenn Cooke, CEO of Cooke Inc. “All Seas prides itself on being able to receive an order early in the morning and have it delivered fresh to the customer to serve on their lunch menu that same day, and that fits very well with our drive for high standards in both top quality products and customer satisfaction.”
“We are thrilled to have joined the Cooke family of companies,” said Peggy Howse, General Manager, All Seas Wholesale. “Cooke is respected globally for delivering delicious, sustainable seafood products and now All Seas Wholesale will be taken to the next level serving customers.”
“95% of All Seas Wholesale employees have been with the company for over 10 years,” added Howse. “Our devoted professionals have united with the top seafood team dedicated to offering freshest seafood imaginable.”
The terms of the transaction have not been disclosed as both companies are private family-owned businesses.
Last week, Cooke announced that it had also acquired Farallon Aquaculture de Nicaragua S.A. (“Farallon Nicaragua”), a vertically integrated producer of farmed shrimp and a leading supplier of branded fresh-frozen shrimp to major markets in Asia, Europe and the U.S.