Stavis Seafoods, a Boston-based international importer and first receiver of fresh and frozen seafood, entered a select partnership with G&C Food Distributors, a foodservice re-distributor based in Syracuse, N.Y. 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 foodservice and retail customers in 28 states. This agreement will enhance Stavis’ supply chain options and 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,” says Ben Humes, seafood category manager for G&C Foods.

“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 foodservice customers more access to a wider range of seafood choices,” says Richard Stavis, chief executive officer 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 Foods From the Sea pasteurized crabmeat, Prince Edward hard clams, BOS’N shrimp and calamari, Canadian & South African lobster tails and Ocean Delight Ahi tuna grillers and sliders. This agreement will provide G&C customers, both foodservice 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. And, Stavis recently finalized plans for a new Boston-based headquarters and processing facility, which is said to be the most technologically advanced and environmentally-friendly seafood processing facility in Massachusetts.