LaRuche I Imports, Inc. is a major importer and wholesale distributor of Specialty and Non-Specialty food products.
Established in 1994, the company began its operation in Dallas, Texas as an importer of Norwegian Codfish (Stockfish). Due to strong sales and revenue growth following our first year of operation, our founding President/CEO, Mr. Uche G. Kanu relocated our corporate offices to Houston, Texas, affording us closer proximity to the Port of Houston.
Most recently, we have further expanded our product line by adding THE QUEEN OF THE COAST® BRAND…The World’s Finest Seafood Product!, consisting of the historically famous Portuguese Sardines, Tuna, and the exciting new Ready to Eat Tuna Salad. Imported from Portugal, THE QUEEN OF THE COAST® BRAND allows us to reach beyond the specialty food market to the global seafood market.
THE QUEEN OF THE COAST® BRAND is produced by Ramirez & Ca. (Filhos), S.A., www.ramirez.pt (established in 1853). Our alliance with the Ramirez organization in the distribution of THE QUEEN OF THE COAST® BRAND underscores our commitment to providing our customers with quality products. THE QUEEN OF THE COAST® BRAND benefits from over 150 years history of success by Ramirez, and positions Laruche Imports, Inc. to become a leader in the global seafood market. It was officially launched in the United States in the spring of 2005, primarily targeting quality and health conscious consumers.
Today, THE QUEEN OF THE COAST® BRAND is available at leading grocery retail chains and wholesalers, such as ACME MARKETS®, ALBERTSON’S®, EARTHFARE® WHOLEFOODS® MARKET, MARKET STREET®, BROOKSHIRE BROTHERS®, UNITED SUPERMARKETS®, MERCHANTS DISTRIBUTORS, INC., etc.
At LaRuche Imports, our goal is to be the market leader in the product categories we represent. To achieve this goal, we are committed to providing our customers “first class” quality products and services at affordable prices. Our elaborate marketing and distribution network makes it possible for us to conveniently reach and deliver products to our customers all over the world.
Our success is a result of the high level of confidence our clients have in the quality products we represent, as well as their satisfaction with our customer care that is second to none.