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E-commerce Seafood Retailer Acquires Washington Processor

April 4, 2023
Bellingham, Wash.-based Home Port Seafoods has been a supplier for Wild Alaskan in the past and gives the e-commerce retailer further access to its customer base.

E-commerce retailer Wild Alaskan Company has acquired Bellingham, Wash.-based Home Port Seafoods, a seafood processing company. According to reports, Home Port Seafoods — a 31-year-old company that processes filets, and vacuum-packed and frozen seafood — is expected to operate as a standalone business under Wild Alaskan.

Christine Benson will be elevated from vice president to CEO of Home Port Seafoods as a second-generation operator of the business, which produces millions of pounds of seafood per year and has been a supplier for Wild Alaskan for years, Benson said in the original news release.

Wild Alaskan Company will now have access to Home Port Seafood’s large network of both retail and food service customers, and the ability to grow Home Port Seafood’s current production capacity and customer base, according to Arron Kallenberg, founder of Wild Alaskan Company. Wild Alaskan Company, founded in 2017, delivers sustainable and wild-caught fish to customers through its website.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.