Stavis Seafoods, Boston, Mass., entered a primary distribution partnership with R.W. Zant Co., Los Angeles, beginning Aug. 1, to include the warehousing and delivery of Stavis Seafoods’ products to R.W. Zant customers. R.W. Zant specializes in all aspects of protein and dairy wholesale distribution to foodservice and retail distributors throughout the Western United States. This agreement will not only enhance Stavis Seafoods’ supply chain capabilities on the West Coast, but it will also greatly expand R.W. Zant’s product offerings in the seafood category.

“R.W. Zant is very excited to welcome Stavis Seafoods to our portfolio of superior brands. We look forward to providing our clients with the extensive depth of seafood categories that Stavis Seafoods can provide to our company,” says Darrell Maynard, senior category manager for seafood at R.W. Zant.

“R.W. Zant is an ideal partner to help us expand our reach to the West Coast. They are committed to providing their customers with sustained competitive advantages by getting them the products they need efficiently. This agreement will enable R.W. Zant to offer a selection of our premium quality brands as well as a variety of frozen and pasteurized seafood to their customers while also expanding our access to potential new customers across the country,” says Richard Stavis, chief executive officer of Stavis Seafoods.

Some of the initial products that will be available through this partnership include Stavis Seafoods’ branded product lines (BOS’N, Foods From the Sea, Prince Edward, Ocean Delight and Boston Pride), as well as access to exclusive Stavis partnerships like Gaston-Brand Coldwater South African Lobster.