Stavis ready to open new Peabody warehouse

Doors officially open March 6.

Boston-based Stavis Seafoods said Monday it is opening an additional 40,000 square foot warehouse facility just north of Boston in Peabody, Massachusetts, on March 6.

The facility will serve as the primary home for the company’s broad line of frozen seafood products.

The new facility will enable the company to put most of its frozen inventory under one roof, improving order fulfillment and warehouse efficiencies.

“Stavis Peabody represents a significant upgrade for us and is part of a larger growth strategy," said Richard Stavis, CEO of Stavis Seafoods.

“It provides us with more freezer space, more pick faces, more docks and better accessibility than we have ever had. These improvements will allow us to pick and stage orders quicker than ever before. It also gives customers an additional location near Boston to pick up fresh and frozen orders, alleviating congestion at our Fresh Center and improving service levels and cut off times across the board.”

Stavis Peabody will now serve as the company’s main facility for frozen items. The Stavis Fresh Center, located in Boston’s Marine Industrial Park, will serve as the main facility for fresh seafood, while the company headquarters will remain on Boston’s historic Fish Pier.

"Fresh and frozen seafood orders can be put up, wrapped and labeled to be ready for pick up at either location the same day. Having two pick up locations in the Boston-area ensures customers can get Stavis' full range of high quality seafood quickly," the company said. 

Stavis' Miami facility was upgraded to include processing capabilities while additional Miami sales staff was added to help serve the growing Southeast seafood market. 

Stavis also finalized plans for a new Boston-based headquarters and processing facility in the Massport Marine Terminal.

The facility represents an investment in excess of $40 million (€37.8 million) at the Port of Boston, making it the largest, seafood-related, private investment in the port’s history. Groundbreaking for the new building will occur in the spring of 2017. 

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