Foods International could have easily capsized from the start if
it hadn’t been for the innovation and optimism of one man.
Originally founded as H&N Fish Co. by Hua Ngo in 1981, H&N
Foods International started quite humbly with an immigrant and a
fishing boat. Mr. Ngo intended to be a commercial fisherman until
an unfortunate series of events jeopardized his livelihood leaving
him with a fishing boat that was no longer seaworthy. In true entrepreneurial
fashion, Mr. Ngo turned the obstacle into an opportunity by purchasing
a van and forging relationships with independent fisherman in San
Francisco to sell and distribute their catches of the day. Hauling
vanloads of fresh fish and seafood, Mr. Ngo began to establish similar
relationships with the small business owners of local markets and
restaurants in places like Chinatown and throughout the city.
years later, Mr. Ngo remains actively involved in the day-to-day
operations of H&N Foods International. Through the years, he
has managed to build relationships with many of the leading seafood
producers around the world with the same levels of loyalty and respect.
Partnerships in North America, Central America, South America, the
Pacific Rim, Europe and Australia have enabled H&N Foods to
supply and wholesale one of the industry’s most extensive
and diverse lines of fresh fish, live fish and frozen seafood as
well as 5 distinct packaged brands.
Today, H&N Foods International has evolved from one man driving
back and forth locally in San Francisco to a dedicated team of over
150 employees working tirelessly with customers all over the world.
With four HACCP-qualified locations on the West Coast and investments
in global logistics and new technology, the company continues to
meet the growing demands of its national and international customers
without sacrificing its commitment to quality and dependability—attributes
that solidified H&N Foods during its formative years. Ever cognizant
of its entrepreneurial roots, H&N Foods takes pride in creating
new business relationships whether they are with large corporations
or small businesses. Additionally, H&N Foods keeps strong community
ties as an active supporter of oceanic preservation institutes such
as the California Academy of Sciences and Ocean Trust. As an importer,
wholesaler, distributor and processor, H&N Foods actively seeks
out new sources for fine seafood products and remains dedicated
to providing all of its customers with extensive selections, professional
service and premium quality seafood.
Every one of our imported products is inspected prior to processing,
during processing and prior to shipment. If requested, inspections
are performed by independent third parties and written reports provided.
H&N’s products are specifically designed to meet the changing
demands for the US Seafood market. Our packaging is bi-lingual with
clear preparation instructions for each item. The seafood items
we supply are attractive, viable marketable products available with
an eye towards long term sustainability. The type of companies we
seek to do business with are those that want to establish a consistent
supply chain. We bring a morally highstanding, ethical and reliable
approach to the seafood industry that historically has suffered
under unpredictable swings in supply, quality and reliability.
H&N sources aquaculture as well as sea caught seafood globally.
Asia Pacific sources are Thailand, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh
and India; South and Central American sources are Ecuador, Mexico
Environmental concerns and consumer demand are pressing many traditional
seafood products to be produced through aquaculture. New technologies
in breeding, feed conversion and harvesting methods have created
a ten fold increase in shrimp production over the last decade. U.S.
Shrimp consumption is currently in excess of 1.26 Billion pounds
per year (in headless shell-on form) and continues to grow. Aquaculture
addresses today’s demand for pollution-free seafood, production
that is compatible with conservation of the Earth’s natural
H&N’s success is largely due to its reputation for supplying
consistently high quality fresh frozen seafood products to its customers
in a competitive and timely manner. H&N’s philosophy is
to treat each transaction, regardless of volume or dollar amount,
as a unique situation requiring a special expertise in purchasing,
currency regulations, costs, shipping logistics, financing techniques,
foreign exchange and government regulations.
Custom packaging design services for seafood products are offered,
resulting in the prompt availability of a wide array of images and
styles of bags, boxes and master cartons, produced overseas at highly
competitive rates, focused on end users needs. Images are being
made available to our suppliers online, and customers may review
their custom packaging on the Tiger Bay website, using their password
keys. Bi-lingual English and Spanish texts cater to the large and
growing Latino demand for fresh frozen seafood.
It is in these specialized areas that H&N personnel and agents
excel in order to provide a vital link between buyers and sellers
of frozen seafood, which ensures top performance and controls through
each stage of a transaction
Served (Domestic and International):
Wholesalers and Distributors
Retail Grocery Companies