Apr 12, 2023 | Uncategorized | Return to News

April 12, 2023 – Saint John, NB and Waltham, MA – Cooke Inc. has completed the acquisition of Slade Gorton, one of the United States’ largest distributors, importers, and manufacturers of fresh and frozen seafood.

Headquartered in Waltham, MA, Slade Gorton maintains a storied legacy and a heritage spanning over 95 years in the seafood industry. Slade Gorton will continue to be led by fifth generation family members Kim Gorton, CEO, and her brother Mike Gorton Jr., EVP, Business Development, who will both remain in their roles and continue to be invested in the ongoing growth and success of the business.

Slade Gorton currently offers more than 800 premium seafood products and maintains long-standing partnerships with hundreds of leading North American foodservice and retail customers.

With nearly 4,000 employees and distribution locations coast to coast across the USA, Cooke offers a fully vertically integrated seafood harvesting, processing, sales, and distribution network to provide wholesale and retail customers with premium fresh and frozen seafood in every state.

The terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed as both companies are private, family-owned businesses.



Joel Richardson
Vice President of Public Relations, Cooke Inc.
40 Wellington Row, Saint John, N.B., Canada E2L 3H3
+1(506) 694-4900 office / +1(506) 721-1093 mobile

www.cookeseafood.com / www.truenorthseafood.com / www.sladegorton.com