Fortune International expands distribution to the Southeast with the opening of the new D’Artagnan warehouse and distribution facility in North Carolina

BENSENVILLE, IL & OXFORD, NC–(BUSINESS WIRE). in the expanding south-east market.

The new 40,000-square-foot warehousing and distribution facility is located in Oxford, North Carolina, a day’s drive from more than 170 million customers across the United States. The facility will begin serving primarily D’Artagnan produce, but will soon function as a regional hub to serve its retail and foodservice customers throughout the Southeast, including the greater metro areas of Washington, DC, Baltimore, Charlotte, and all of Fortune Fish & Gourmet – to offer a portfolio. Raleigh, Durham and Atlanta, and Tennessee and South Carolina over time.

Founded in 1985 by Ariane Daguin, D’Artagnan was sold to Fortune in March 2022 and is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortune Fish & Gourmet. As the largest distribution location for Fortune products on the east coast outside of New Jersey, the new Oxford facility is expected to create 23 new jobs for Granville County, North Carolina.

“The Southeast has an incredible culinary scene and gives us a wonderful opportunity to bring the best brands, service and quality to many new restaurants, retailers and customers,” said Sean J. O’Scannlain, Fortune President and CEO . “We are proud to expand and deepen our relationships on the East Coast with the tremendous support of Governor Roy Cooper, the North Carolina Department of Commerce and Granville County Economic Development.”

Ariane Daguin, Founder of D’Artagnan commented, “Our entire team looks forward to continuing to grow our sales in this beautiful region. We’ve been following the food scene in the Carolinas and Southeast for years and believe that as a premium supplier to a whole new generation of top chefs, restaurateurs and retailers, we can make a very positive impact like we did first in New York City and others big cities have done markets.”

“This is a great economic win and we welcome these new jobs into our home,” said Harry Mills, director of Granville County economic development. “When you combine this location with transportation infrastructure and a skilled pipeline of talent, distributors across any industry have the critical ingredients to succeed.”

Fortune International, LLC

Fortune International, LLC, is the parent company of Fortune Fish & Gourmet, a full-service processing and distribution company serving white tablecloth restaurants, private clubs, elegant hotels and gourmet retail stores featuring fresh, live and frozen seafood of the highest quality Quality supplies gourmet foods. The company processes more than 20,000 seafood and gourmet products daily, selected to exceed the high standards of its quality-driven customer base. Fortune currently serves more than 15,000 customers across the United States with a fleet of refrigerated trucks and nationwide through FedEx and major carriers. Visit www.fortunefishco.net for more information.

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