LAS VEGAS, June 2, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Prime Star Group, Inc. (Pink Sheets:PSGI) is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Gourmet Fusion Seafood, hasa signed a National Distribution Agreement with U.S. Foodservice, and received a National Vendor Identification Number. U.S. Foodservice is one of the country's leading food service distributors with approximately $19 billion in annualized revenue.
The San Diego Branch was the first of the U.S. Foodservice companies to begin marketing Gourmet Fusion Seafood Sliders and initial orders were successfully received. Jerry Ludeman, President of Gourmet Fusion Seafood stated, "The Gourmet Fusion Team could not be more pleased. From sales to production, shipping to payment, we are firing on all cylinders. Our packaging partners at UniSea, financial partners The Isaac Capital Group, JD Factors and of course, U.S. Foodservice, each performed beyond our expectations."
As a result of Gourmet Fusion Seafood's initial success with U.S. Foodservice,it will use its National Vendor authorization to begin building a national presence with U.S. Foodservice, starting with large markets such as Los Angeles and San Francisco. Gourmet Fusion Seafood has already introduced and shipped Lobster, Shrimp, and Salmon Slider samples throughout the Las Vegas and Reno markets.
The U.S. Foodservice sales force sampled the Lobster and Shrimp Sliders at the Vendor Fair in San Diego, California last January. The response by the sales people was overwhelmingly positive. Jason Paolini, President of U.S. Foodservice, San Diego, stated, "We are impressed with all the excitement created by Gourmet Fusion Seafood Sliders at the Fair, and believe they have the potential to become a top-selling seafood product in the San Diego market."
Nino Zizzo, corporate chef for the seven Busalacchi Restaurants in San Diego, stated, "The seafood sliders have been well-received." He added, "Gourmet Fusion's sliders fill a void in our restaurants. They are the perfect compliment to our cocktail hour and a wonderful addition to the menu as appetizers. Our customers say they taste fabulous."
Gourmet Fusion Seafood added the skills of Chef Brian Thompson to help create products that were both healthy and delicious. Throughout his professional history as a Personal Chef, Private Chef and Executive Chef for restaurants and catering companies, Chef Brian has navigated his "Chef's Career Path" from the public sector, to the private sector, and now through the manufacturing aspect of the Food Production Industry. Chef Thompson is developing a product line of delicious, wholesome foods. Also exciting for Gourmet Fusion Seafood was the opportunity to cook at the American Culinary Federation Golf Tournament in Las Vegas during May. Chef Brian Thompson was able to prepare Lobster, Shrimp and Salmon Slider snacks on the golf course for participating distributors and customers in the Las Vegas Market
Chef Brian stated, "We are excited about our National Distribution relationship with U.S. Foodservice, Inc. With the launch of our slider products and excellent distributors like U.S. Foodservice, we can supply quality foods to quality clients. These 'crab-cake like' medallions make great slider sandwiches, and are also great on salads, appetizers, and numerous creative entrees."
About Gourmet Fusion Seafood:
Gourmet Fusion Seafood manufactures healthy lobster, shrimp and salmon "slider" products for food service and retail customers. Gourmet Fusion Seafood uses wild caught Pacific Salmon, Maine Lobster, Gulf Shrimp and Tuna, which are both a low fat-fat protein and a heart- healthy source of Omega-3 fatty acids. All products are dairy free, all natural and contain no preservatives. Gourmet Fusion products are especially exciting to retail customers and foodservice users who desire great-tasting, all-natural, healthy, protein-rich seafood products.
About U.S. Foodservice:
U.S. Foodservice is one of the country's leading food service distributors, with approximately $19 billion in annualized revenue. The company services more than 250,000 customers with national, private label and signature brands and an array of services. The company proudly employs 25,000 associates in more than 60 locations nationwide. The company is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and jointly owned by funds managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Visit to discover how U.S. Foodservice can be Your partner beyond the plate®.
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