Published by undercurrentnews, 26 June 2018, original article
Fishing — and, most recently, retail — firm Sapmer has opened its third shop, this time in Concarneau, France.
The company told Undercurrent News it would open another consumer-facing shop at the Brussels seafood show in May, as part of a wider shift in its operations to manage the supply chain from catch to consumer.
Les Comptoirs Sapmer in Concarneau was officially inaugurated on June 20. Sapmer director Adrien de Chomereau; firm president Jacques de Chateauvieux, and manager of the new outlet, Cecile Hannot, were all in attendance.
“With the creation of the first Comptoir in mainland France, Sapmer takes a step forward in its evolution to become a leading player in seafood products, offering 100% natural products and 100% sustainable fishing directly from producer to consumer,” the firm said.
The French tuna and southern fishing company’s two other shops are based on its home island of Reunion. It has launched the products below, which at first will be sold exclusively in its own shops.
”Les Comptoirs Sapmer in Concarneau, just as the first two already established on the island of Reunion, is a new initiative,” said de Chomereau. “An initiative allowing us to offer our tuna and southern fisheries products directly to end consumers without intermediaries at a fair market price, while guaranteeing the quality throughout. We decided to place these products under our banner by creating the ‘Les Comptoirs Sapmer’ brand.”
Published by intrafish, 22 June 2018
French tuna firm Sapmer officially inaugurated its Les Comptoirs shop in mainland France, in Concarneau, on June 20.
The event, to which many catering professionals and representatives of the maritime community were invited, was attended by Adrien de Chomereau, director of Sapmer, Jacques de Châteauvieux, president of Sapmer and Cécile Hannot, manager of the outlet.
Les Comptoirs Sapmer is an “innovative fine fish shop concept, a culinary place of discovery to sublimate exceptional products stemming from sustainable fishing and a gourmet menu carrying the flavor of the Indian Ocean and southern seas,” the company said.
“Les Comptoirs Sapmer in Concarneau, just as the first two already established on the Island of Reunion, is a new initiative,” said de Chomereau. “Aninitiative allowing us to offer our tuna and southern fisheries products directly to end consumers without intermediaries at a fair market price, while guaranteeing the quality throughout. We decided to place these products under our banner by creating the ‘Les Comptoirs Sapmer’ brand.”
The shop has a sales and storage area of 100 square meters, where customers will be able to purchase a range of exceptional products directly from Sapmer vessels. For the inauguration of Les Comptoirs Sapmer in Concarneau, Jean-Marie Auber, a chef from the Reunion Island aboard one of
Sapmer’s ships, together with a local chef, made recipes based on toothfish and southern rock lobster, mahi-mahi and skipjack.
Published by fiskerforum, 25 June 2018, full article
La Réunion fishing company Sapmer has established a presence in mainland France with its first retail outlet there, offering 100% natural and sustainable seafood products direct from the producer to the consumer, and there are good reasons for setting up Les Comptoirs Sapmer in Concarneau.
‘We are driven, more than ever, by a pioneering spirit and a determination to anticipate changes in our sector,’ said Sapmer director Adrien de Chomereau at the opening of Les Comptoirs Sapmer.
‘Proud of our roots and our expertise, we wish to pay tribute to the talent of the men and women who go out to sea to fish for these outstanding products, while maintaining respect for the resources and the environment.’
It’s no coincidence that Sapmer chose Concarneau as the ideal place for its first retail outlet in France, and the company has strong links with this port that is also France’s tuna capital.
Published by ATUNA, 22 June 2018