Retail partners are publicly committed to sustainability and transparency and work with FishWise to improve their product selection over time. They are often at the forefront of new product offerings and consumer education techniques, and demonstrate to other companies that sustainable seafood makes good business sense.
Co-op Food Stores
Co-op Food Stores, with two locations in New Hampshire (Lebanon and Hanover) and one location in Vermont (White River Junction) is one of the oldest and most successful consumer cooperatives in the country. Partnered with FishWise since 2007, the Co-op Food Stores actively promote sustainable agriculture and work closely with local farmers, bakers, fishermen, and other companies. They collaborate with FishWise to ensure that their extensive seafood cases include the most sustainable seafood choices for their customers.
BriarPatch Co-Op is a cooperatively owned business and the leading natural food store in Nevada County, CA. BriarPatch seeks to be a leader in social, environmental, as well as fiscal business responsibility and is committed to being a community resource. Selling healthy, sustainably produced food is a core objective of the co-op, and their partnership with FishWise, established in 2007, ensures that all fresh seafood in the store is labeled according to credible sustainability criteria. Click here for more information about BriarPatch Co-Op’s meat & seafood department.
City Market Onion River Co-Op
Partnered with FishWise since late 2012, the Onion River Co-op is a consumer cooperative, with over 8,600 members, selling wholesome food and other products while building a vibrant, empowered community and a healthier world, all in a sustainable manner. Located in downtown Burlington, Vermont, City Market provides a large selection of local, natural and conventional foods, and thousands of local and Vermont-made products. Click here for more information about City Market’s seafood department.
Davis Food Co-op
Davis Food Co-op of Davis, CA is a member-owned full-line supermarket with an emphasis on health and sustainability. It specializes in natural, organic, bulk, ethnic, and gourmet foods. Davis Food Co-op began a partnership with FishWise in 2005 in order to better provide sustainable seafood to their customers. Click here for more information about Davis Food Co-Op’s meat & seafood department.
Good Earth Natural Foods
Good Earth Natural Foods – with locations in Fairfax, CA and Tam Valley, CA – has the mission to provide the finest natural and organic foods available on the market to its customers. Since 1969, Good Earth has been committed to offering the local community access to a range of organic foods grown and prepared using a minimum of processing and no chemical pesticides or food additives. Joining forces in 2005, Good Earth Natural Foods was one of the first FishWise partners and continues to utilize the FishWise program to encourage sustainable consumer choices in their seafood purchases. Click here for more information about Good Earth’s seafood department.
Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating over 235 retail stores in eight Midwestern states. Hy-Vee is dedicated to promoting the well-being of their customers, their employees, their communities and the global environment. A commitment to seafood sustainability is a key part of this mission. Hy-Vee partnered with FishWise in August 2011 to develop policies that will support the best practices in the industry while realizing improvements in ocean health. Through this partnership, Hy-Vee, Inc. will provide information on its fresh seafood to help customers make informed decisions and will train their seafood employees on related sustainability issues. Over time, they will continually improve their sourcing to provide more environmentally responsible seafood choices.
Metcalfe’s Market is a locally owned and operated market with two locations in Madison, Wisconsin and one in the heart of downtown Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Since it’s opening in 1917, Metcalfe’s Market has led the way in environmental practices, including a Food Miles program and switching to 100% green power. Metcalfe’s Market furthered their commitment to a more sustainable Wisconsin by becoming a FishWise partner in 2010, and is now a leader in the sustainable seafood movement in the Great Lakes region. Click here for more information about Metcalfe Market’s seafood department.
The Natural Grocery Company
Employee owned since 2002, the Natural Grocery Company was founded in the early 1970s with a desire to nourish their community through quality, organic, wholesome foods. In addition to high quality sourcing, they are committed to minimizing their impact on the environment through operational systems such as composting, recycling, and using 100% green power. Their partnership with FishWise, established in 2004, ensures that all fresh seafood in the store is labeled according to credible sustainability criteria.
New Leaf Community Markets
New Leaf Markets are full-service natural food stores specializing in local and organic products. New Leaf is an independent company and the first grocer to partner with FishWise, continuing a commitment to sustainable seafood established in 2003. New Leaf is one of few markets in the country to sell only seafood deemed a “Best Choice” or a “Good Alternative”by Monterey Bay Aquarium”s Seafood Watch Program. Click here for more information about New Leaf Community Market’s seafood department.
New Seasons Market
New Seasons Market, FishWise partner since 2016, is a West Coast neighborhood grocer with a people-first culture that builds and sustains relationships for the greater good. The world’s first certified B Corp grocery store using the power of business for good, New Seasons started with a single store in Portland, Ore., in 2000 when three families and 50 friends united over shared values. Together with its 3,300 plus welcoming staff members, New Seasons offers a unique retail experience in which communities come together to realize the potential of a healthy, sustainable food system. With neighborhood stores in Washington, Oregon and California, New Seasons commits 10 percent of its after-tax profits back to the communities it serves. Click here for more information about New Seasons Market’s seafood department.
Nugget Markets is a supermarket chain in the greater Sacramento area that has been partnered with FishWise since 2005. Although the company has grown in recent years, Nugget is committed to the same principles that founders Mack and William were when they started the business: high-quality products and low prices. Nugget has not only demonstrated its commitment to sustainable seafood through its FishWise partnership, but also as leader in social responsibility by being deemed one of the nation’s Top 10 Places to Work by Fortune Magazine. Click here for more information about Nugget Market’s meat & seafood department.
Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op
Sacramento Natural Foods Co-oporiginated as a food buying club in 1972 and opened a storefront of primarily bulk foods in downtown Sacramento. Since then, the coop has grown dramatically and evolved into a full service store offering gourmet, specialty, and organic products. Partnered with FishWise since 2005, the co-op demonstrates its commitment to sustainability while being dedicated to the local community through shared ownership and the operation of its Community Learning Center. Click here for more information about Sacramento Natural Foods’ meat & seafood department.
Surf Market is a high-end specialty grocer in the Gualala area of Northern California. Since 2005, Surf Market has been working with FishWise in an effort to strengthen the retailer’s commitment to sustainability and ocean conservation and now hosts an annual Sustainable Seafood Festival to engage and educate the local community about seafood sustainability. Click here for more information about Surf Market’s seafood department.
Wild Roots Markets are full-service natural food stores specializing in local and organic products. With two locations situated in the San Lorenzo Valley of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Wild Roots Market is locally owned and became California’s first certified organic retailer in 2000. The company partnered with FishWise in 2003 and is committed to sourcing 100% organic products to its community members. Click here for more information about Wild Roots Market.