St Pierre's formed an alliance with one of Japan's largest food exporters in 1993. The Tokyo Mutual Trading Company. They had been the pioneers of Japanese food in the USA. They provided superior cooking condiments and expertise to St Pierre's. From that time St Pierre's started to import all its own products used for making sushi from Japan, to make the most delicious sushi possible. St Pierre's began in Wellington in 1984 as a seafood delicatessen. The range of products included Beluga Russian Caviar, sushi, smoked and fresh salmon – very innovative for the time!