The Fulton Fish Market has been selling seafood from New York City docks since 1822. Starting this month, it’s also fulfilling online orders to restaurants in several cities across the United States.
The new e-commerce site, FultonFishMarket.com, has a special section for restaurant clients at Chef.FultonFishMarket.com. Buyers for restaurants can view and track orders, and create an online account with multiple ship-to addresses, allowing for faster checkout without having to re-enter billing and shipping information. Buyers can choose among several seafood criteria, including country of origin and whether fish was caught in the wild or raised on an aquaculture farm.
“Our seafood professionals pick the best seafood from millions of pounds of fresh fish” unloaded daily at the Fulton Fish Market in Bronx, N.Y., says Mike Spindler, CEO of FultonFishMarket.com. The e-commerce site accepts orders for seafood available from the approximately three dozen wholesalers that sell through the Fulton Fish Market.
Cyndi Metallo, vice president of product for FultonFishMarket.com, adds that the Fulton market specializes in selling seafood from U.S. waters, though it also provides seafood from markets as far away as Brazil, South Africa and New Zealand.
The e-commerce site divides seafood into seven categories: Oysters, Clams & Mussels; Lobster & Crab; Shrimp & Scallops; Finfish; Salmon; Tuna; and More Seafood , which includes such fish as Octopus, Squid and Shark.
The Fulton market has roots as a general merchandise and seafood market based in southern Manhattan and dating back to 1807. It became a dedicated seafood market in 1822, and moved in 2005 from Manhattan to the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center in the Bronx.
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