Multiple Food Export Programs Help Seafood Company Increase Exports

Bristol Seafood, LLC is a processor of sea scallops and frozen ready-to-cook seafood. Bristol is committed to sustainable business practices and is the first Fair Trade-certified seafood company in the United States.

In 2022, Bristol Seafood LLC, participated in Food Export-Northeast’s Branded Program to gain brand awareness and international exposure while exhibiting at the 2022 Seafood Expo North America. Their show participation helped the Portland, Maine based supplier meet 15 new foreign buyer contacts and ultimately gained 1 agent relationship resulting in export sales of $300,000. Bristol Seafood, LLC also participated in Food Export’s “Raise Your Market Intelligence – Meet with International In-Market Reps at Seafood Expo North America” event. During this event, they met buyers from Europe, Mexico, Taiwan, South Korea, and Southeast Asia as well took the opportunity to learn more about export markets from Food Export’s In-Market Representatives. This activity resulted in a new agent relationship and first-time export sale of $31,000 to Singapore. This company also projects an additional $775,000 in export sales in the next twelve months from both programs.

Bristol Seafood, LLC is a processor of sea scallops and frozen ready to cook seafood. Bristol is committed to sustainable business practices and is the first Fair Trade certified seafood company in the United States. Also, the company is certified to the MSC’s chain of custody standard and operates an SQF certified processing plant. Bristol is also a certified B CorpTM, a global movement certifying businesses who are using business as a force for good, leaders for an inclusive, equitable and regenerative economy.

Bristol Seafood, LLC has taken part in Food Export programs since 2018 participating in Export Essentials Online, webinars, Market Builder, the Branded Program, Online Product Catalog, and has attended Buyers Missions, Focused Trade Missions, and Food Show PLUS! events.

Food Export uses funding from the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program (ATP) and the Market Access Program (MAP) to help America’s small businesses increase their exports of food and agricultural products. As exports increase, these small businesses are creating jobs and improving the strength and stability of our agricultural economy. Food Export – Midwest and Food Export – Northeast are non-profit organizations that work in collaboration with their member state departments of agriculture and the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. They offer a wide range of programs and services that help boost America’s agricultural exports and help small, American run and owned businesses succeed.


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