Fortune International acquires Kansas City operations of Seattle Fish

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Parent company of seafood distributor and importer Fortune Fish & Gourmet bought the Colorado-based business.

In a press release, one of the US’s largest seafood distributors Fortune International writes that it has acquired Kansas City operations of Seattle Fish in the western U.S. state of Colorado.

Fortune’s president & CEO Sean J. O’Scannlain said: “This is our second strategic acquisition in the last twelve months in the region and an important one for our future growth plans. We are thrilled to welcome the gifted Seattle Fish Kansas City team to the Fortune family”.

Fortune subsidiary Fish & Gourmet has bases in Chicago, Minneapolis and Missouri. It imports many species of fish including farmed salmon from Scotlands’ Loch Duart, Canada’s Pacific Coast Skuna Bay, Faroe Island’s Hidden Fjord and Chile’s Verlasso.

Seattle Fish has operated in the Midwest as a seafood processor and distributor servicing retailers, restaurants and clubs since 2003. The company overall has been running for over 100 years and will be rebranded as Fortune Fish & Gourmet.

Executive Chairman of Seattle Fish James Iacino wrote that the acquisition was a “strategic and beneficial transaction for both corporations”.

“Seattle Fish has called Colorado and the Midwest home for over 100 years. We are looking forward to continuing that legacy while making strategic investments in our core market,” he added.