SOURCE: American Seafoods

June 24, 2005 19:58 ET

American Pride Seafoods Teams Up With Zatarain's at the SouthWest Expo and Texas Restaurant Association Show

GREENSBORO, AL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 24, 2005 -- American Pride Seafoods, one of North America's premier seafood suppliers, and Zatarain's will combine efforts at the SouthWest Expo and Texas Restaurant Association show.

The two companies are working together during the show to create new and creative product samples for attendees. American Pride will provide catfish and sea scallops to combine with Zatarain's authentic New Orleans flavors for unique and flavorful product samples, which will be available at booth locations 1620 and 1521 throughout the three-day event, June 26-28, at the Dallas Convention Center.

"We're always looking for new, creative methods for product sampling at food shows, and Zatarain's works extremely well with our seafood products," said Randy Rhodes, vice president and chief sales and marketing officer of American Pride Seafoods. "These samples are the result of our search for unique and interesting flavors."

American Pride Seafoods produces five of the top 10 seafood species ranked by per capita consumption, including cod, Alaska pollock, salmon, sea scallops, and U.S. farm-raised catfish. Freshness and quality are among the top priorities for the products, Rhodes said, based on feedback and input from its customers.

American Pride Seafoods distributes its products through a variety of channels, including broad-line foodservice distributors, seafood specialty distributors, national chain account distributors and retailers.

"We are working to make American Pride the seafood brand that is known by consumers through extensive marketing across all market segments and channels," Rhodes said. "Our domestic scope of distribution includes the 48 contiguous states, and we also have our own trucking fleet to distribute products around the country."

About American Pride Seafoods and American Seafoods Group

With offices in Greensboro, Ala., and New Bedford, Mass., American Pride Seafoods is a diversified international company and a part of the American Seafoods Group.

American Seafoods Group is one of the world's leading companies in the harvesting, processing, preparation and supply of quality seafood. The company harvests a variety of fish species and processes the catch into an array of finished products, both on board its fleet of state-of-the-art vessels and at its facilities in Massachusetts and Alabama.

The company produces a diverse range of fillet, surimi, roe and block-cut product offerings, made from Alaska pollock, Pacific cod, sea scallops, and U.S. farm-raised catfish. Finished products are sold worldwide through an extensive global distribution and customer support network. From the ocean to the plate™, American Seafoods has established a global sourcing, selling, marketing, and distribution network bringing quality seafood to consumers worldwide.

For more information about American Seafoods Group or American Pride Seafoods, please visit our Web site at www.americanprideseafoods.com.

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Contact Information

  • American Pride Seafoods contacts:
    Wendy Dixon-White
    American Pride Seafoods
    334-624-4021, x. 2125
    Email Contact

    Bob Silver
    MWW Group for American Seafoods Group
    206-689-8505
    Email Contact

    Zatarain's contact:
    Dudley Passman
    Zatarain's
    504-367-2950, x. 320
    Email Contact