Walmart adds exclusive wild-caught Alaskan seafood January 29, 2015, 02:37 pm By Store Brands

Bentonville, Ark.-based Walmart said it partnered with Trident Seafoods Corp., Seattle, to offer more wild-caught Alaskan seafood to its customers in select stores in Alaska and Washington. "The Alaskan" brand is a new seafood brand created by a Trident Seafoods and launching exclusively at Walmart. With the addition of this brand, Walmart will add 14 new items to its broad seafood offering, including Alaskan cod, salmon, rockfish, sole and crab.

Each of the new items is harvested only in Alaska and processed locally in Alaska or in the Pacific Northwest. The items are on shelves at each supercenter in Alaska and in 20 additional stores in Washington.

Walmart said it has proudly sourced seafood from the state of Alaska for many years and continues to work with the state, the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI), suppliers and others to provide customers with quality products at affordable prices.

The new items are also labeled as "Made in the USA." In 2013 Walmart committed to American renewal by announcing its intent to help boost job creation and U.S. manufacturing through buying an additional $250 billion in products that support American jobs by 2023, the retailer said. Trident Seafoods, a family owned business founded in 1973, operates more than a dozen fish processing facilities in Alaska coastal communities and is fully committed to maintaining abundant, sustainably managed fisheries. 

“Our customers shop with an eye for quality and value," said Scott Patton, market manager, Walmart U.S. "Like us, they’re also passionate about supporting local products. Some of the best catches in the world are found right here in Alaska, and we’re proud to add these items to our seafood assortment.” 

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