SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

MacKnight Food Group has plans to expand

 
 
Hamish Rose, president, of MacKnight Food Group, Inc., holds a platter of smoked salmon, in his office at 550 NE 185th St., surrounded by the company's products.
Hamish Rose, president, of MacKnight Food Group, Inc., holds a platter of smoked salmon, in his office at 550 NE 185th St., surrounded by the company's products.
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Company: MacKnight Food Group

Location: 550 NE 185th St., Miami.

Service: Smoked salmon purveyors.

Years in business: 16 years.

Management team: Hamish Rose, president.

Revenues: $7 million five years ago, up to $20 million at the end of 2012.

Employees: 50

Milestone: The company reached landmark deals this year, Rose said. “We launched a partnership with Wal-Mart to sell the MacKnight Salmon Burgers at their supercenters across the country and our Salmon Fleurettes are set to launch at Costco and Kroger this holiday season,” he said.

Hitting the $20 million mark at the end of 2012 was also a huge milestone: “We’re on pace for about the same in 2013 and hope to continue the momentum.”

Impact: “We love being a part of the Miami community and we are a making a positive impact on the local area,” he said.

The company plans to build a new facility across from its current one: “Based on increased demand we are opening a new facility, set to break ground by the end of this year, and will add 30 new jobs to the area.”

Key to success: “We pride ourselves on making the best quality smoked salmon and feel that our value-added items, like our salmon bacon and salmon chorizo, set us apart from other seafood companies,” Rose said. “We’ve also had a great deal of success in Miami and think that employee morale and low turnover rates are significant factors in the success of MacKnight.”

Strategy for next step: “We just try and do what we’re doing better every day,” Rose said. “We are always looking for ways to improve our business and working on participating in more trade shows across the country as well as internationally.”

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