1880

1880

New England Roots

In 1880, Eddie B. Blount started an oyster packing company in West Barrington, RI. Oysters were the crown jewel of Narragansett Bay and served fresh throughout the northeast.

1940

1940

Blount Seafood

In the mid-20th century, Eddie’s grandson, F. Nelson Blount bought the Narragansett Oyster Company, located on the Warren, RI waterfront and consolidated the family’s seafood interests as Blount Seafood Corp.

By the late 1940s the bulk of the business was in bay quahogs, and our largest customer was the Campbell Soup Company.

1950

1950

Blount Seafood

In the mid-20th century, Eddie’s grandson, F. Nelson Blount bought the Narragansett Oyster Company, located on the Warren, RI waterfront and consolidated the family’s seafood interests as Blount Seafood Corp. The Whitecap oyster brand was born.

1960

1960

Blount Seafood switches to Ocean Quohogs for Campbell’s Soup

1970

1970

Ted Blount takes the reins at Blount Seafood Corporation

1980

1980

In the 1980s, Blount began to seek independence in new markets. Led by Nelson’s son, Ted Blount, this included lines of stuffed clams sold under the Point Judith Brand and mussels marketed under the Blount label.

1990

1990

By the late 1990s, soup seemed to hold the most promise. One of the first to recognize the potential of this new market was Ted’s son, Todd Blount, who set up the first dedicated soup production line in a corner of the Warren plant.

2000

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2004

In 2004, Blount moved its headquarters to Fall River, MA adding significant soup capacity for retail cups in addition to their successful foodservice line. In 2007, the name was changed to Blount Fine Foods to better represent a focus on prepared foods.


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2008

Blount became the proprietary manufacturer of the Panera Soup brand at grocery and club stores.

2010

2010

Blount continues to expand its Fall River Facility to over 108,000 square feet.

2015

2015

In 2004, Blount moved its headquarters to Fall River, MA adding significant soup capacity for retail cups in addition to their successful foodservice line. In 2007, the name was changed to Blount Fine Foods to better represent a focus on prepared foods.


2016

In 2004, Blount moved its headquarters to Fall River, MA adding significant soup capacity for retail cups in addition to their successful foodservice line. In 2007, the name was changed to Blount Fine Foods to better represent a focus on prepared foods.


2018

In 2004, Blount moved its headquarters to Fall River, MA adding significant soup capacity for retail cups in addition to their successful foodservice line. In 2007, the name was changed to Blount Fine Foods to better represent a focus on prepared foods.