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StarKist® Puts the Spotlight on Seafood at the 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™

, Friday, October 17, 2014, 9:00 AM

Highlighting the importance of incorporating seafood into a healthy diet, StarKist® is participating in the 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ (FNCE®), October 19 - 21 at the Georgia...

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Sam Hwi Lee, President & CEO of StarKist Co., Announces His Retirement

, Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 12:13 PM

StarKist Co., a subsidiary of Dongwon Industries, today confirmed that Sam Hwi Lee, President and Chief Executive Officer of StarKist, will retire on October 31. Lee, a StarKist Board of...

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StarKist® Pledges $100,000 to Support the Wounded Warrior Project®

, Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 9:00 AM

StarKist® is proud to announce it is joining forces with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) by pledging $100,000 in support of the non-profit organization's mission to honor and empower our nation's...

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StarKist® Kicks-Off #CharlieOnTheGo Summer Photo Sweepstakes

, Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 11:44 AM

America's favorite spokesfish, Charlie® the Tuna, is asking consumers to take StarKist® along on their summer fun with the launch of the first ever #CharlieOnTheGo summer photo sweepstakes. From...

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StarKist® Brings 'Charlie® The Tuna' Back To The Small Screen

PITTSBURGH, Friday, January 10, 2014, 6:17 AM

StarKist's beloved Charlie® the Tuna is swimming back into the television advertising spotlight as a classic hipster with a fresh new look. The leading...

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Introducing New StarKist® Ranch Single Serve Tuna Creations®

PITTSBURGH, Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 4:30 AM

StarKist Co. today announced the launch of its new Ranch-flavored Tuna Creations® as the latest member of the single serve tuna pouch family. Seasoned...

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Introducing New StarKist® Gourmet Selects™ Sardines Line

PITTSBURGH, Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 5:00 AM

StarKist Co., a leading producer, distributor and marketer of shelf-stable seafood products in the United States, announced today the launch of its...

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StarKist Celebrates 50th Anniversary In American Samoa With Commemorative "Made In America" Canned Products

PITTSBURGH, Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 4:00 AM

In celebration of its 50th anniversary in American Samoa, StarKist Co. today announced the launch of newly branded "Made In America" canned StarKist®...

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StarKist Board of Directors Appoints Sam Hwi Lee to Serve as New President and Chief Executive Officer

PITTSBURGH, Thursday, April 25, 2013, 11:12 AM

StarKist Co., a subsidiary of Dongwon Industries, today confirmed that Sam Hwi Lee, was named President and Chief Executive Officer of StarKist. Lee,...

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Hungry Girl Still Craving StarKist® for a Second Year Partnership

PITTSBURGH, Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 4:00 AM

StarKist's Charlie® the Tuna is kicking off the new year with a familiar friend – best-selling author and TV personality, Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien. For...

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StarKist Commits More Than $89,000 of Product to Hurricane Relief Efforts

PITTSBURGH, Thursday, November 1, 2012, 1:30 PM

StarKist Co. announced today its commitment to donate more than $89,000 worth of StarKist Flavor Fresh Pouch® products and cans to assist the various...

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StarKist Board Director and Former President of Nestle Korea, Sam Hwi Lee, Named by Dongwon Group as Interim President of StarKist upon Resignation of CEO In-Soo Cho

PITTSBURGH, Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 1:01 PM

StarKist Co., a subsidiary of the Korean-based Dongwon Group, today confirmed that current StarKist Board Director and former President of Nestle Korea,...

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Dongwon Announces Application To Preeminent Global Tuna Sustainability Organization

SEOUL, South Korea, Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 5:56 AM

Dongwon is pleased to announce its application to become a Participating Company with the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation...

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StarKist® Brings Charlie® the Tuna to Life in Happy Aquarium

REDMOND, Wash., Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 4:00 AM

Charlie® the Tuna makes his debut as a free in-game item for Crowdstar's Happy Aquarium game on Facebook. When players engage with a 15-second video...

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StarKist Launches New "Thanks, Charlie" Campaign

PITTSBURGH, Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 4:00 AM

Since 1961, Charlie® the Tuna has always recognized StarKist's taste and quality, now, in 2012, Charlie is finally getting the "thanks" he deserves....

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Market Basket Initiates Limited Regional Voluntary Recall of Market Basket Solid White Albacore Tuna in Water 5 oz. Product Due to Undeclared Allergen

TEWKSBURY, Thursday, December 22, 2011, 4:58 AM

As a precautionary measure due to mislabeling, Market Basket is initiating a voluntary recall of its Market Basket Solid White Albacore Tuna in...

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Introducing New StarKist® Autentico™ Canned Tuna

PITTSBURGH, Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 5:00 AM

StarKist Co., a leading producer, distributor and marketer of shelf-stable seafood products in the United States, announced today the launch of its...

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Introducing New StarKist SeaSations® Fish Fillets and Seafood Entrees

PITTSBURGH, Thursday, March 24, 2011, 4:00 AM

StarKist Co., a leading producer, distributor and marketer of shelf-stable seafood products in the United States, announced today the launch of its...

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Melissa Murphy, StarKist Co. Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Human Resources, Named Pittsburgh Business Times 'Women in Business' Award Winner

PITTSBURGH, Thursday, March 17, 2011, 4:00 AM

StarKist Co., a leading producer, distributor and marketer of shelf-stable seafood products in the United States, announced today that Senior Vice...

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StarKist Teams Up with 2011 Arnold Sports Festival

PITTSBURGH, Thursday, March 3, 2011, 3:00 AM

Charlie's pumped! StarKist Co., a leading producer, distributor and marketer of shelf-stable seafood products in the United States, announced today its...

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StarKist Co. Names In-Soo Cho to Serve as New President and Chief Executive Officer

PITTSBURGH, Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 3:00 AM

StarKist Co., a leading producer, distributor and marketer of shelf-stable seafood products in the United States, announced today that Mr. In-Soo Cho was...

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Charlie® the Tuna Celebrates 50 Years of Good Taste

PITTSBURGH, Thursday, February 10, 2011, 3:00 AM

StarKist's beloved Charlie® the Tuna swam into the hearts of consumers five decades ago and now is celebrating 50 years of good taste! Just in time for...

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Melissa Murphy, StarKist Co. Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Human Resources, Wins 'Best Executive' at The 7th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

PITTSBURGH, Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 4:19 AM

StarKist Co., a leading producer, distributor and marketer of shelf-stable seafood products in the United States, announced today that Senior Vice...

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StarKist Shines on Pittsburgh's Light Up Night with the Newest Light to Illuminate the City Skyline

PITTSBURGH, Pa., Friday, November 19, 2010, 3:00 AM

Sorry Charlie…there's a brand new light in town! StarKist Co., a leading producer, distributor and marketer of shelf-stable seafood products in...

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StarKist Delivers the First Low Sodium Flavor Fresh Pouches® to the Market

PITTSBURGH, Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 4:00 AM

To provide a solution to the pressing consumer concern regarding sodium, StarKist Co., a leading producer, distributor and marketer of seafood products in the...

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StarKist Launches New Website, www.StarKist.com, to Encourage Americans to Incorporate More Seafood in Their Everyday Lives

PITTSBURGH, Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 8:00 AM

Log on, pucker up and get ready to be 'Kist! StarKist Co., a leading producer, distributor and marketer of seafood products in the United States, announced today the launch of its dynamic new...

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StarKist Co. and Pittsburgh Penguins Team Up to Announce Three-Year Partnership

PITTSBURGH, Thursday, August 12, 2010, 8:00 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins and StarKist Co., a leading producer, distributor and marketer of shelf-stable seafood products in the United States, announced today a three-year partnership that will...

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StarKist Co. Headquarters Move to Equitable Gas Building on Pittsburgh's North Shore

PITTSBURGH, Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 8:00 AM

StarKist Co., a leading producer, distributor and marketer of shelf-stable seafood products in the United States, announced today that the company is now operating from its new headquarters in the...

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PUCKER UP AMERICA... STARKIST TEAMS UP WITH CELEBRITY CHEF SANDRA LEE TO LAUNCH ITS 'HAVE YOU BEEN STARKIST?™' HEALTH & HAPPINESS TOUR

PITTSBURGH, Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 11:12 AM

StarKist® will kick-off its "HAVE YOU BEEN STARKIST?™" HEALTH & HAPPINESS TOUR with celebrity chef and television personality Sandra Lee on June 3 in New York City. Created to educate consumers...

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PUCKER UP AMERICA... STARKIST TEAMS UP WITH CELEBRITY CHEF SANDRA LEE TO LAUNCH ITS 'HAVE YOU BEEN STARKIST?™' HEALTH & HAPPINESS TOUR

PITTSBURGH, Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 8:00 AM

StarKist® will kick-off its "HAVE YOU BEEN STARKIST?™" HEALTH & HAPPINESS TOUR with celebrity chef and television personality Sandra Lee on June 3 in New York City. Created to educate consumers...

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Pucker Up America: 'When Was the Last Time You Were ... 'Kist?'

PITTSBURGH, Wednesday, February 3, 2010, 10:20 AM

Pucker Up - it's time to get ... 'Kist! While February has long been synonymous with the romantic Valentine's Day kiss, this month StarKist® will celebrate with its own special sentiment - the...

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StarKist and Pittsburgh Steelers Team Up to Enrich the Lives of Pittsburgh's Youth by Supporting Urban Impact

PITTSBURGH, Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 8:00 AM

StarKist joins the Pittsburgh Steelers to proudly announce its support of Urban Impact, a non-profit group that enriches the lives of children living in Pittsburgh's North Side, with a...

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StarKist Launches 'Think Tuna' Campaign with Online Promotional Sweepstakes for StarKist Tuna Creations®

PITTSBURGH, Thursday, August 13, 2009, 8:00 AM

StarKist Co. today announced the new Think Tuna marketing campaign with the launch of an online promotional sweepstakes for StarKist Tuna Creations , a line of flavor fresh tuna pouches in a...

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