As a LFS owner, thanks for the tip on who NOT to buy from. Any wholesaler who sells to the public is not supporting his retailers and we, in turn, should not support him. I'll just have to cross Consolidated off my list.
And, for what it's worth, Segrest Farms and all its' affiliates are privately owned.
NO! Segrest and Ekk Will are NOT privately held companies. They are owned by Merriweather Capital. As much as they like to appear down home and "folksy" they're not. Proof is in the pudding
At least with Consolidated you are supporting a local firm. From what I can tell they are privately held. So far. He buys fish from farms throughout Florida and resells them.