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US$138 million transactions strengthen Connors Bros. as a leading North American branded seafood and canned protein products company Conference Call at 10:00 a.m. EST Thursday, December 23, 2004

  TORONTO, ON, December 22, 2004 — Connors Bros. Income Fund (TSX: CBF.UN, the \”Fund\”) announced today that its subsidiary, Bumble Bee Seafoods, (\”Bumble Bee\”), has executed a US$93 million transaction agreement with Castleberry/Snow\’s Brands, Inc. (\”Castleberry\’s\”) pursuant to which a Bumble Bee subsidiary will merge into Castleberry\’s. The Fund… Read More»


North America's Leading Albacore Brand Extends Premium Label with Ready-to-Heat Tuna Steaks for Dinner, Responds to Growing Convenience Trends

  San Diego, Calif., November 17, 2004 — At last, consumers throughout America can enjoy fish without the fuss thanks to new premium and ready-to-heat, entrée-style tuna steaks that will guarantee a high-quality seafood meal in only minutes.   Bumble Bee Seafoods, North America’s leading branded seafood company and number… Read More»


North America's Favorite Canned Seafood Brand Celebrates Milestone Sales, Honors 25th Anniversary of America's Second Harvest

  SAN DIEGO, CA, August 16, 2004 — Bumble Bee, North America\’s leading canned seafood brand, announced today that two of its newest canned tuna products — introduced to American households beginning the third quarter of 2003 — each exceeded the 10 million mark for number of cans sold as… Read More»


Companies Prepared to Affirm Safety/Compliance of Canned Tuna in Court

  San Diego, CA; June 21, 2004 — Responding to the filing of a lawsuit by California State Attorney General Bill Lockyer under The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, better known as Proposition 65, the U.S. Tuna Foundation (USTF) today stated that the industry strongly disagrees… Read More»



U.S.$385 Million Transaction Creates North America's Largest Branded Seafood Company

  SAN DIEGO, CA, February 11, 2004 – Bumble Bee Holdings, L.P. announced today that it has entered into a transaction agreement to combine with Connors Bros. Income Fund (TSX: CBF.UN). The transaction will create the largest branded seafood company in North America, with pro forma revenues of over CAD$900… Read More»


America's Favorite Albacore Brand Pays Tribute to Canned Tuna's 100th Birthday, Offers Consumers Affordable Domestic Gourmet Choice!

  SAN DIEGO, CA, October 9, 2003 – Bumble Bee Prime Fillet Solid White Albacore, the new gold standard in canned tuna, has expanded its distribution to supermarkets across the country in celebration of the industry\’s 100th anniversary. Canned tuna\’s new gold label, introduced earlier this year in markets along… Read More»


Just a 'Touch of Lemon' ™ Makes a Difference in Tuna, Says Lemon Zest Author, Renowned Food Expert.

  SAN DIEGO, CA, June 2, 2003 — “Touch of Lemon”™ is the buzz for lemon-enhanced foods that are gaining popularity among consumers and food professionals alike. Take renowned food expert-author and lemon enthusiast, Lori Longbotham, who says the new chunk light tuna – launched nationally this month and currently… Read More»


Bumble Bee Seafoods, LLC Announces Acquisition of Assets and Brands of Bumble Bee Seafoods, Inc. from ConAgra Foods, Inc.

  SAN DIEGO, CA, May 19, 2003 — Bumble Bee Seafoods and affiliates today announced the acquisition of the assets and operations of Bumble Bee Seafoods, Inc. (\”Bumble Bee\”) from affiliates of ConAgra Foods, Inc. (\”ConAgra\”). The acquisition, which was led by private investment firm Centre Partners Management LLC and… Read More»


  SAN DIEGO, CA, April 28, 2003 — Prime Fillet Solid White Albacore, a new, superior grade of canned albacore tuna and the most premium product of its kind available to consumers under the Bumble Bee brand, is gaining popularity among consumers in early phases of introduction.   Launched initially… Read More»