Beck & Bulow Seafood Business Gains Vertical Integration As It Expands In Alaska
Beck & Bulow has expanded to Alaska, an exciting development for the quality meats business. They acquired their own facilities on Kodiak Island, sitting directly on one of the busiest – otherwise the busiest – the fishing ports of the Americas. The seafood side of their business will now be fully integrated vertically. The fish are sustainably caught from the ocean, filleted and frozen on the docks at -40 degrees Fahrenheit to keep them perfectly cool.
The expansion involves a 7,500 square foot production facility including cold storage and full processing capabilities. The size of the new facility will allow Beck & Bulow to deliver sustainable seafood on a scale much larger than ever before. All the seafood they transport is naturally abundant and sustainably fished, a truly renewable resource. Kodiak has long been known for its incredible diversity of Alaskan fish, located in the first island of the Aleutian chain of islands. It’s an exciting prospect for New Mexicans to have access to this caliber and selection of seafood.
Beck & Bulow has been offering wild Alaskan seafood to its customers for about a year through a connection with co-founder JP’s brother, a commercial fisherman. This connection quickly showed the value of buying good quality fish. These new facilities will mean more choice and more fish available to retail and wholesale customers nationwide. Salmon has always been a bestseller, whether it’s royal varieties or sockeye salmon. Alaskan sablefish is another favorite, with a similar buttery texture and flavor to Chilean seabass. Wild Alaskan Spotted Shrimp and Golden King Crab always fly off the shelves when in stock.
Beck & Bulow was founded on the love of the American Bison, respect for the land and honor where food comes from. The company has since grown to provide a variety of carefully selected meats in addition to bison, including elk, wild boar, beef, lamb, poultry, Alaskan seafood caught in nature and more. They believe that a return to local butcher shops as an integral part of American communities has the power to transform the way we eat meat. The Beck & Bulow butcher’s shop on Cerrillos Road has been a huge success since it opened in March of this year.
Beck & Bulow is a local mainstay in the meat supply chain, supplying meat to thousands of families as well as a large shopping market. They serve over 250 restaurants and businesses, a Presbyterian hospital, and grocery stores throughout the Rocky Mountain region. They have partnerships with Santa Fe Community College and Santa Fe Indian School, and their meat has been featured by Edible and the Food Network.