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The Van Cleve Seafood Co. Announces GIANT Expansion

The Van Cleve Seafood Co. Announces GIANT Expansion

Virginia-Based Gourmet Seafood Line Debuts in 61 Giant Food Stores

July 19, 2015 - Spotsylvania, VA... The Van Cleve Seafood Co. today announced their launch into 61 premium Giant Food Stores in the Landover division. 

Named Virginia's Finest product, The Van Cleve Seafood Co.'s line of gourmet Chesapeake Blue Crab, Red Crab and Scallop and Bacon Pies will be rolled out in select Giant Food Stores this week. The original crab pie recipe dates back 150 years to the homestead of General Robert E. Lee.

The unpublished recipe was verbally passed down to the Van Cleve family from a descendant of the kitchen staff at Stratford Hall. It's been said that crab pies were a favorite of the Lee's.

"What started as a tradition of the Lee family has become a tradition of ours,"; said Monica Van Cleve,

President, The Van Cleve Seafood Co. "We are excited and honored to share this tradition with the entire mid-Atlantic region through Giant Food Stores."; 

According to the Van Cleves, the seafood pies bring families together for dinner, holidays and special celebrations. They've become a new staple during baby showers, bridal showers, weddings,

Thanksgiving dinners or Christmas brunch. 

“Giant is excited to introduce Van Cleve’s gourmet seafood pies to several of our stores in the Mid-Atlantic region,” said Rick Manzi, director of Meat and Seafood, Giant Food of Landover, Md. Giant has a long history of supporting local business partners and The Van Cleve Seafood Co. has a great reputation for creating quality products, which will now be available to many of our customers.”

The Van Cleve Seafood Co. pies are handmade in small batches along the Chesapeake Bay, using only the finest ingredients. They're flash frozen to retain the highest quality tasting experience and will be offered as a convenient bake and serve item in the seafood coolers.

The launch of The Van Cleve Seafood Co. line into Giant Food Stores will be supported with in-store demonstrations and co-sponsored events throughout the region this summer and fall. 

To learn more, please visit www.vancleveseafood.com