The Saucy Fish Co has expanded into the US

The Saucy Fish Co has expanded into the US

Icelandic Seachill has secured a listing for its The Saucy Fish Co. brand in the US.

From Monday, (9 March), The Saucy Fish Co.'s products will be sold in 390 Giant Carlisle and Giant Landover stores in eight states across the North East of the US. The chains are owned by Dutch retail giant Ahold.

The initial product line up will include three fish-and-sauce products, two of the brand's Foil Bake Bag products and two from a new range of Ready to Enjoy Salmon, designed specifically for the US market.

Simon Smith, sales and marketing director at The Saucy Fish Co., said the listing was "a great triumph" for The Saucy Fish Co.

"The US is the world's third-largest consumer of seafood, and it's been reported that consumption of fresh and frozen fish fillets has climbed 12% in 2013 and is at its highest level since 1984, so it's a great time to launch Saucy Stateside.

"Globally, we're aiming to become a EUR200m (US$28m) brand by 2015. We are confident that The Saucy Fish Co. will secure further US listings this year, and we expect this to be the first in a line of international announcements over the next 18 months."

In February, Icelandic Seachill annoucned it would cease production of its ready-meal business in the UK.

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The Saucy Fish Co. has today announced that from 9 March 2014 consumers in the US will be able to enjoy the brand’s distinctive fish and sauce combinations as the successful Grimsby, UK-based company expands into the American market just in time for Lent. This move to the US follows the international listing in Norway in February 2013 and demonstrates the brand’s global ambitions.

The Saucy Fish Co. will be sold in 390 Giant Carlisle and Giant Landover stores, which are based in eight states throughout the North East. The two sister Giant retailers are leading supermarket brands across the mid-Atlantic and are both a subsidiary of Ahold, the Dutch international retailer, who moved into the United States in the 1970s.

The initial product line up will include three fish and sauce products, two of the brand’s innovative Foil Bake Bag products and two from the new range of Ready to Enjoy Salmon. The selection of seven products heading Stateside include two new products designed specifically for the US market which reflect the nation’s palate.

The new products include Salmon with a Sweet Soy & Chili dressing and Tilapia with a Thai Sauce Foil Bake Bag. Other products include the best-selling Salmon with Chili, Lime and Ginger, Tilapia with Mango & Chili Dressing, Foil Bake Bag Salmon with Sweet Chili Dressing, Ready to Enjoy Steamed Salmon with Lime and Cilantro Dressing and Ready to Enjoy Roasted Sweet Chili Salmon with Tomato & Chili Chutney.

The Saucy Fish Co. brand launched in the UK in January 2010 aiming to provide shoppers with the inspiration and ease to cook fish confidently at home. In just three years, The Saucy Fish Co. has transformed the way millions of Brits think about fish. Pairing fine fish fillets with just the right sauce for a dish with maximum flavor and minimum fuss, Saucy Fish allows chefs of all abilities to create a simple but sensational fish dish in the comfort of their own home.

Simon Smith, Sales & Marketing Director at The Saucy Fish Co. commented: “This US listing represents a great triumph for The Saucy Fish Co. The US is the world’s third largest consumer of seafood, and it’s been reported that consumption of fresh and frozen fish fillets has climbed 12% in 2013 and is at its highest level since 1984*, so it’s a great time to launch Saucy Stateside. Giant Landover and Giant Carlisle stores are ideal retail partners for our debut as their customers are [insert insight].

“Globally, we’re aiming to become a €200 million brand by 2015. We are confident that The Saucy Fish Co. will secure further US listings this year, and we expect this to be the first in a line of international announcements over the next 18 months.”

Original source: The Saucy Fish Co