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>d DISTRIBUTORS C.F. Gollott & Son Catch of the Day After 80 years in business, C.F. Gollott & Son Seafood Inc. knows what it takes to be a top-producing seafood processor on the Gulf Coast. By Eric Slack ased in D'Iberville, Miss., C.F. Gollott & Son Seafood Inc. has been a player in the domestic shrimp market since 1932. The company’s goal is to bring the best and freshest wild-caught domestic shrimp to its plant and customers. Founded by C.F. Gollott, who passed away in 1986, the company remains a family business. As it has evolved from selling crabs and oysters to shrimp, four generations of the Gollott family have been part of this resilient company. C.F.’s son, Arnie Gollott Sr., is the patriarch of the company and celebratcompany profile ed his 80th birthday in November. His five sons – Brian, Arny Jr., Dale, Nicky and Ben – repreC.F. Gollott & Son Seafood Inc. sent the third generation. The fourth generation includes Armond III, Dale, Shawn and Todd. Headquarters: D'Iberville, Miss. Employees: 70-85 A seafood processing business, C.F. Gollott & Specialty: Seafood processing Son also has a sister company, D'Iberville Cold Armond Gollott III, manager: “To maintain our market foothold, Storage, which was launched in the 1990s for we have to show that our prodblast-freezing shrimp and storing of product. ucts are different and better.” The company has between 70 to 85 employ- 70 food & drink • fall/winter 2012 • << C.F. Gollott & Son Seafood is in the fourth generation of family leadership, and processes approximately 12 million to 15 million pounds of seafood each year. B ees, depending on the season, and processes 12 million to 15 million pounds of product a year. The majority of the product – about 90 to 95 percent – comes from the Gulf Coast. “We operate about 10 months per year, running from May to February,” Armond Gollott III says. “The rest of the year is used for maintenance and upgrades.” Approximately 20 percent of the company’s product stays within the Gulf Coast region and a sizeable portion goes to lower Atlantic seaboard states. The company has a nice footprint in big markets such as Chicago and Boston, and in the Pacific Northwest, too.

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Food and Drink - Fall/Winter 2012
Tableside Chat
NYC Wine & Food Festival
Going Global
Beverage Focus
Caribou Coffee
Scooter’s Coffee & Yogurt
Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen
Distributors: Food Law
Progressive Gourmet
Rocky Mountain Natural Meats
Seattle Fish Company of New Mexico
Blue Mountain Growers
Dandrea Produce and Wines
Dorr Lobster
Gary’s Seafood and Specialties
Pohl Food Service Inc.
Supply America
Victoria Fine Foods
Bernatello’s Pizza Inc.
Best Mexican Foods
C.F. Gollott & Son
Clipper Seafoods Ltd.
Mountain Foods Products
Siedhoff Distributing
Sterling Pacific Meat
Producers: Business Strategies
Carib Brewery
Heroes Vodka
Mountain Pure Beverage Co.
Deli Express/E.A. Sween Co.
Family Fresh Pack
Haring Catfish Enterprises
Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Demerara Distillers
Walker & Sons Inc. – Slap Ya Mama
DRY Soda Co.
Good Time Beverages
Greencore USA
Jaindl Turkey Farms
McCall Farms
Nuovo Pasta Productions
Brewery Ommegang
R.L. Schreiber
Venus Wafers Inc.
Casper’s Ice Cream
Restaurants: Smart Marketing
Extreme Pizza
Buffalo Wings & Rings
Fatburger North America Inc.
Famous Famiglia
Francesca’s Restaurants Inc.
Aurelio’s Pizza
Yoshinoya America
Crepe Delicious
FREEB!RDS World Burrito
Razzoo’s Cajun Café
Independent Restaurants
Grand Central Oyster Bar and Restaurant
The Alicart Restaurant Group
The Optimist
The Olive Tree Italian Restaurant
The Epicurean Group
Salty’s Seafood Grills
Retailers: Shopper Marketing
Weigel’s Inc.
Royal Buying Group
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Food and Drink - Fall/Winter 2012