Fortune International, the parent company of Fortune Fish & Gourmet, has acquired e-commerce company Lobster Gram.
This will enable Fortune to expand into the e-commerce market nationally, Fortune said in a release.
Lobster Gram has an e-commerce lobster sales website and an 18,000 square foot distribution center in Biddeford, Maine, which started as a one-man show in 1987 by Dan Zawacki, known as “The Lobsterman”.
“I have always admired Lobster Gram and how Dan successfully started a live Maine lobster home delivery company from his parents’ garage—now that is entrepreneurship,” Fortune International’s president and CEO Sean O’Scannlain said. “We have always considered entering the e-commerce business given the growth potential, and what better way than with an icon like Lobster Gram that shares our commitment to quality service and products.”
The deal marks the fourth acquisition for Fortune International in the last five years. It purchased JDY Gourmet in 2012, Chef Martin Old World Butcher Shop Sausage in 2014 and Coastal Seafoods in 2016.
Today, Lobster Gram sells over a million lobster grams. It has been featured on ABC, NBC, and CBS as well as in Oprah’s “O” magazine, USA Today and more.
“I am extremely excited to take the company my team and I built over the last 30 years to a new level with the support, incredible products and guidance Fortune brings to the table,” Zawacki said.