West Coast Aquarium Wholesalers SDC and ERI to Merge
31 Aug, 2019
California-based marine aquarium livestock importers and wholesalers Sea Dwelling Creatures and Exotic Reef Imports announce a planned merger.
via Sea Dwelling Creatures
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, August 30th, 2019 – Sea Dwelling Creatures (SDC) and Exotic Reef Imports (ERI, El Segundo, CA), two of the largest Marine Livestock Wholesalers in the United States, announce a merger to create the Largest Wholesaler of Marine Aquarium Livestock in the World.
SDC/ERI will use the Sea Dwelling Creatures facility in Los Angeles as their corporate headquarters. They expect to consolidate their physical operations during the 4th quarter of 2019.
Sergio Salazar, President of Exotic Reef Imports, said, “We have always recognized Sea Dwelling Creatures as one of the leading wholesalers in our industry. There is tremendous synergy between our companies, and we are excited to bring our teams and resources together.”
With their combined buying power, advanced husbandry techniques, state-of-the-art fulfillment technology, superior supply chain, industry knowledge accumulated over decades of servicing the aquarium livestock industry–both within the United States and abroad–plus the merging of two very talented teams, the goal is to offer their clients even better customer service and an enhanced buying experience over a variety of platforms.
Brad Remmer, President of Sea Dwelling Creatures, Inc., states: “The new company will have a supply network that is unprecedented, producing the largest inventory, with more new and rare species available to our clients. This network will be further enhanced by SDC/ERI’s innovative coral propagation systems and new sources of captive-bred fish. The best practices of husbandry and shipping and handling techniques of both SDC and ERI will yield a higher level of animal care, while the company continuously strives for even further improvement and innovation.”
SDC/ERI are wholesale to the trade only, and they invite all retail customers to look at their websites and contact their favorite retailers/e-tailers for pricing. Aquatic retail businesses may contact SDC/ERI directly @ www.seadwelling.com or www.exoticreefimports.com
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