Carolina Rice

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Carolina Rice
Founded1920; 104 years ago (1920)
OwnerEbro Foods
ParentRiviana Foods Inc

Carolina Rice is a Houston-based rice company. It is owned by Riviana Foods Inc, which is owned by Ebro Foods, S.A.[1]


The New York-based Southern Rice Sales Company founded the Carolina Rice brand in the late 1920s. In 1946, Champion Rice Milling Company acquired Southern Rice Sales Company and changed its name to River Brand Rice Mills, Inc. In 1965, Riviana Foods was formed when River Brand Rice Mills, Inc. and Louisiana State Rice Milling Company merged.[2][3]

Today, Carolina Rice is sold in the northeast from Maine to Washington, D.C.[4]

Riviana foods inc.

Riviana Foods dates back to the founding of the Louisiana State Rice Milling Company, Inc., which was owned by Frank A. Godchaux, Sr., in 1911. In 1965, Louisiana State Rice Milling merged with Riviana Brand Rice Mills, Inc. to form Riviana Foods Inc. After being acquired by Colgate-Palmolive in 1976 and then sold back to the Godchaux family in 1986, Riviana went public in 1995.[5]

Carolina rice & mahatma rice

With similar sourcing, products and branding, Carolina Rice and Mahatma Rice appear to be sister brands.[2] Mahatma Rice was founded in the 1930s as part of the Louisiana State Rice Milling Company. It is currently distributed across the United States, while Carolina Rice is distributed in the northeast United States[6]

In the media



  1. "Spain-based food co. to combine brands into Houston-based business". Retrieved 2020-08-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 July 18, Olivia Tarantino; 2018 (2018-07-18). "17 Foods With Different Names on East vs. West Coasts | Eat This, Not That!". Eat This Not That. Retrieved 2020-08-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  3. "History of Riviana Foods Inc. – FundingUniverse". Retrieved 2020-08-15.
  4. "The Story of Carolina Gold, the Best Rice You've Never Tasted". Retrieved 2020-08-12.
  5. International directory of company histories. Vol. 27. Grant, Tina., Thomson Gale (Firm). Detroit, Mich.: St. James Press. 1999. ISBN 978-1-55862-668-3. OCLC 769042340.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  6. Lee, Christopher M. (1996). "The American Rice Industry's Organization for a Domestic Market: The Associated Rice Millers of America". Louisiana History: The Journal of the Louisiana Historical Association. 37 (2): 187–199. ISSN 0024-6816.

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