About us

Company History

1997

Foundation

Foundation

Russian Fish Company (RFC) started operations in October 1997. Although there were many processing enterprises and smaller importers on the market, fish counters were constantly empty, and the founders of the company saw the need for establishing a reliable nationwide supply of quality fish and seafood. RFC first entered the market as importer from Norway of the most popular fish types  at the time – frozen herring and mackerel.

Foundation / 1997
1999

Product line expansion

Product line expansion

Following the financial crisis of 1998, RFC focused on import substitution by expanding its product range through its cooperation with suppliers from the Far East of Russia. Far Eastern fish products currently make up a significant portion of the company’s sales.

Product line expansion / 1999
2002

New development strategy

New development strategy

RFC started opening regional representative offices and branches supported by local sales teams which allowed the company to significantly increase its customer base in Russian regions. By 2007 over 35 branches and distribution warehouses were operating in the largest cities throughout Russia.

New development strategy / 2002
2008

Strategy revised

Strategy revised

After 2008 financial crisis, RFC development plans were revisited. Only 20 key branches were kept in the 20 most important regions along with regional sales representatives in all other cities, allowing the co to maintain established relationships with its customers.

Strategy revised / 2008
2010

Exclusive Suppliers

Exclusive Suppliers

RFC is the exclusive representative of the largest international fishing companies Marine Harvest (Norway) and Shetland Catch Ltd (Norway)

Exclusive Suppliers / 2010
2016

Management buyout

Management buyout

Company management together with its new partners buys out the Company from the founding shareholders

Management buyout / 2016
2017

Digital transformation

Digital transformation

Development of an ecommerce platform Fish.Digital for fish and seafood wholesale and creating an active sales process poised to automate and improve customer experience, as well as significantly expand RFC client base in all cities of presence

Digital transformation / 2017

The undisputed leader of the Russian fish wholesale market

Products

RFC branded packaged products can be found on the shelves of the largest retail chains

Fresh fish

Every third fresh salmon steak on the counters has been procured and delivered by the company's efficient logistics and operations

Delivery

Deliveries of frozen products from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok, over 5k unique delivery destinations annually

Russian Fish Company Global Footprint

Russian Fish Company is the leader in imports and distribution of fish and seafood in Russia

Vladivostok
Ports of entry
Murmansk
Ports of entry
Archangels
Ports of entry
St. Petersburg
Ports of entry
Krasnoyarsk
Novosibirsk
Tyumen
Yekaterinburg
Perm
Ufa
Chishmy
Nizhny Novgorod
Kazan
Samara
Moscow
Podolsk
Voronezh
Rostov-on-Don
Krasnodar
Sochi
Exporting countries:
Argentina,
Vietnam,
Greenland,
India,
Indonesia,
China,
South Korea,
New Zealand,
Peru,
Russia,
Thailand,
Turkey,
Uruguay,
Faroe Islands,
Finland,
Chile,
Ecuador
Ports of entry:
St. Petersburg, Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, Vladivostok
Our Branches in Russia:
Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladivostok, Voronezh, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Samara, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Podolsk, Sochi, Tyumen, Ufa, Chishmy, Murmansk, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Perm, Rostov-on-Don

Unparalleled sales terms for any type of business

Direct importer and the largest fish and seafood off-taker from fishing companies

Premium service level

Bespoke support to suit you and full access to our team and facilities

Instant ordering directly from your mobile device

Fish and seafood always available in stock throughout the country

Instant ordering directly from your mobile device

Fish and seafood always available in stock throughout the country

Direct importer and the largest fish and seafood off-taker from fishing companies

Premium service level

Bespoke support to suit you and full access to our team and facilities

Direct importer and the largest fish and seafood off-taker from fishing companies

Premium service level

Fish and seafood always available in stock throughout the country

Instant ordering directly from your mobile device

Bespoke support to suit you and full access to our team and facilities

Direct importer and the largest fish and seafood off-taker from fishing companies

Premium service level

Fish and seafood always available in stock throughout the country

Bespoke support to suit you and full access to our team and facilities

Instant ordering directly from your mobile device

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