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Plant-Based Seafood Company Ocean Hugger Plans to Re-enter Market After Shutting Down in June
They may be down, but don't count them out.
Ocean Hugger Foods, the plant-based seafood company behind Ahimi and Unami, announced in June that they would be ceasing operations. However, co-founder and CEO David Benzaquen recently confirmed to Food Navigator that they are planning to relaunch "bigger and better than ever."
Ocean Hugger, like many others, suffered a devastating blow when the coronavirus shut down the economy. As a company that relied on the foodservice industry...
Vegan Seafood Makers, Gathered Foods, Appoints New CEO
Gathered Foods, the makers of vegan seafood brand Good Catch, announced on Thursday that they have appointed a new Chief Executive Officer. Christine Mei will be joining the company as CEO, and will work alongside previous CEO and co-founder Chris Kerr.
Mei has a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas and an MBA from Rice University. She joins the Gathered Foods team with over 30 years of CPG industry experience. Her previous roles include serving as Corporate Senior Vice President for Beiersdorf’s Asia Pacific Region...
Plant-Based Seafood Company Ocean Hugger Foods Falls Victim to Pandemic
Ocean Hugger Foods, the company behind the first plant-based alternative to raw tuna and freshwater eel, announced last week that they are shuttering their operations.
“Due to the COVID-19 health crisis our world is facing, and the fact that our company sells exclusively to foodservice customers (such as university and corporate cafeterias, and restaurants) who are suffering greatly during time time, it is with tremendous sadness that we must report that Ocean Hugger Foods must cease operations,” a note from co-founder and CEO David Benzaquen and...
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