Meralliance is a marketing and management structure, created in 2002 from the joining of two companies full of history: Narvik and Armoric.
The Armoric company was created in 1971 in Rosporden and taken over by the Miko group in 1979. Four years later, the factory was transferred to new premises in Quimper. In 1994, Armoric was bought by three shareholders: G.Charpentier, F.Thiebault and J.L Chabrol. In 1999, Armoric took over the company Profumer, based in Lorient and specialising in various species of smoked fish and carpaccio.
In 2001, Armoric bought the company Narvik in Ladivisiau. This company, created in 1988 by R. Gad, diversified in the 90s into blinis, tarama, potted meat and carpaccios. In 1997, it was bought by Brioche Pasquier, who launched the surimi business. In 2005 G. Charpentier bought F. Thiebault’s and J. L. Chabrol’s shares to become the majority shareholder.
(9/4/2014) Thai Union Frozen Products PLC (TUF), has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 Percent of MerAlliance, a leading European smoked-salmon producer which posted sales of USD 220 million as of ending 31 March, 2014.
Drugs discovered on board Greenlandic trawler Iceland
A fourth crew member of fishing vessel Polar Nanoq, which sails under the flag of Greenland, was arrested in the Icelandic port of Hafnarfjordur, after the police discovered a large quantity of hashish aboard.
Brussels validates Spanish fisheries control system Spain
The European Commission has notified Spain that it considers finalized the implementation of the action plan to remedy deficiencies in the Spanish fisheries control system, which was established by Decision of the EC on 30 July 2012.