Monday, June 20, 2011
Termination of Supply Arrangement With Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Results in Closing of Los Angeles-Based Pacific Pride Seafood Inc.
Pacific Pride Seafood Inc., which until last week was the supplier of fresh and frozen seafood to Tesco's El Segundo, California-based Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, has let all 25 of its employees go and closed its doors at 3264 Mines Avenue in Los Angeles.
As we reported in Fresh & Easy Buzz yesterday [See - June 19, 2011: Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Terminates Pacific Pride Seafood Inc. as Supplier; Company's Owner Tells Source He's Going Out of Business] Tesco's Fresh & Easy terminated its supply arrangement with Pacific Pride Seafood in order to fold its fish and seafood procurement into its in-house meat (and now seafood) operation, which it bought from its then quasi-in-house former meat supplier 2 Sisters Food Group last year.
Pacific Pride Seafood is owned by Charles Love, who's also the sales manager for the privately-held seafood wholesale company which until Friday, June 19 when it closed its doors had been in operation in Los Angeles, serving retail and food-service customers throughout Southern California since 1987.
Tesco's Fresh & Easy represented the majority of Love's sales at Pacific Pride Seafood Inc.
Losing the account supplying the 175 Fresh & Easy stores in California, Nevada and Arizona was too severe of a financial blow to Pacific Pride Seafood. Therefore, he was forced to close the nearly 25-year-old business.
June 19, 2011: Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Terminates Pacific Pride Seafood Inc. as Supplier; Company's Owner Tells Source He's Going Out of Business
June 20, 2010 - NLRB Judge Rules Against Key Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Supplier '2 Sisters Food Group' in Labor Relations Violations Case
June 21, 2010: The Missing Link in Tesco's Purchase of Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Meat Supplier '2 Sisters Food Group'
August 27, 2008 UFCW Union Reports Tesco Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market's Prepared Foods Supplier to Labor Board For What it Says is Unfair Firing of Six Employees
March 9, 2009: An English Village, A British Fresh Chicken Brand and Tesco Fresh & Easy's New 'Buxted' Discount Fresh Meat Brand: What Do All Three Have in Common?