RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Santa Monica Seafood announced it has acquired the customer base, the corporate name, the inventory and other assets of Long Beach Seafood Co., a Los Angeles-based seafood distributor that has been in business for the past 90 years. Tony and Star de Lucia, President and VP of Sales of Long Beach Seafood, respectively, have joined Santa Monica Seafood and will continue to focus their efforts on sales to their customers.
Santa Monica Seafood is a private, family-owned and -operated company that has been in the business of supplying quality seafood products for the past 72 years. The Company will have approximately 300 employees, with the largest seafood sales, customer service, purchasing and delivery teams servicing Southern California and the greater Las Vegas and Phoenix areas.
Anthony Cigliano, President of Santa Monica Seafood, indicated, "Long Beach Seafood was one of our most well-respected competitors in Southern California. Both companies are quality-minded organizations with over 160 years of combined history in the seafood distribution business. The combined customer base of Santa Monica Seafood and Long Beach Seafood represents the largest segment of the highest quality restaurants, hotels and country clubs in Southern California, Nevada and Arizona. We are proud to have Tony and Star de Lucia join our family of employees."
ABOUT SANTA MONICA SEAFOOD - Santa Monica Seafood, as a family-owned and -operated company for the past 72 years, is the largest specialty wholesale distributor of fresh and frozen seafood in the southwestern U.S. with its corporate offices and processing facility located in Rancho Dominguez, California. Santa Monica Seafood also operates a national FedEx distribution program called SMS Chef Express and has two retail stores - in Santa Monica, CA and Costa Mesa, CA - which specialize in seafood and seafood-related products. For additional information on Santa Monica Seafood, contact Mary Smith, Marketing Manager, at (907) 229-9608.
SOURCE Santa Monica Seafood Company