Texas based Sustainable Sea Products Buys Dickie Poh Seafood, Keeping Dickie's Deviled Crab Line
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] February 1, 2017
Deviled Crab, an iconic Richmond, Virginia seafood specialty since the late 1970s, will continue to be available to consumers thanks to the absorption of the former Dickie’s Seafood and Veterans’ Best operations by Sustainable Sea Products International (SSPI).
Dickie Poh Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December, 2016. This happened after the company had supplied Ukrop's supermarkets with shrimp and other seafood for many years. Yet with the sale of Ukrops in 2010, Dickie Poh soon lost the account, and revenues fell by 75%. Since then the company has focused on building out new supply relationships. They took on a new owner in 2015, but that was not enough to prevent bankruptcy. Sustainable Sea Products was one of the largest unsecured creditors in the bankruptcy filing.
SSPI is the marketing and distribution arm of Texas-based Global Blue Technologie...
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