Lakeside Mills is represented in the grocery retail
market place by these fine brokerage companies:

SellEthics Marketing Group, Inc.

"To glorify God by operating our business based on Christian principles creating an environment where our associates, customers and suppliers are respected and appreciated."

We believe this type of environment fosters optimal results. When employees believe in and are proud of the company they represent, strong business results naturally follow. We realize that many companies claim their customers and associates are important to them. We encourage you to survey any of our associates, customers, or suppliers, as that is one sure way to determine whether a company is truly living their purpose!

On-Shelf Marketing Group is a National food broker with over 500 personnel servicing all
Wal-Mart Neighborhood Markets and Wal-Mart Super Centers.

Our Mission... To provide the Best Possible Retail Execution on a National Level.

Acosta represents more #1 and #2 brands than any other sales agency in North America. With dedicated teams focusing on major retailers and full-time associates covering all key retailer territories, you can be sure that we're spending our time in stores taking care of your brands.

Founded in 1927, Acosta is a professional services company dedicated to delivering results, and we currently represent more #1 and #2 brands than any other sales agency in North America. That's why companies choose us to help them chart a course aimed toward success.

Blackford Brokerage is an organization which was started because, in the past trend toward national brokerages, we recognized that small to mid-sized companies were not receiving the service and attention they deserved. We believe that manufacturers should choose the best representation in every market, not some, and we are that choice. 

Blackford Brokerage offers a straight forward way of doing business whereby sales are the ultimate gauge of our success. Please contact us to put our premium service to work for you!


The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' divisions have responsibilities in regulatory and service areas covering agronomy; animal health; weights and measures; gas and oil inspection; crop and livestock statistics; USDA commodity distribution; state farm operations; food, drug and cosmetic testing for purity; agricultural marketing and promotion; agricultural marketing grading; international agricultural crop and livestock marketing; operation of the North Carolina State Fair and North Carolina Mountain State Fair; operation of five state farmers markets; research station operations; seed and fertilizer inspection; nursery and plant pest eradication activities; regulation of the structural pest control industry; agricultural environmental issues; state and federal agricultural legislation; and agricultural economic analysis.

When you eat out, are you eating products raised or processed right here in North Carolina? That's what we hope you are doing every time you go to a restaurant. Whether it's fast food or fine dining we encourage our North Carolina restaurants to buy NC and serve these great items to their customers.

The Foodservice Marketing section works with restaurants, chefs and food distributors to promote North Carolina food items. Next time you eat out, look for materials with the Goodness Grows in North Carolina logo and you will know you're enjoying products grown and produced by North Carolina farmers. That means it's not only the Best Tasting, it's also the Freshest available!

The North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association is the leading advocate and resource for the state's $17.5 billion restaurant and lodging industries. Representing the interests of more than 16,000 businesses, NCRLA is North Carolina's only statewide hospitality trade association and partners nationally with the National Restaurant Association  and the  American Hotel & Lodging Association.

The Association of Operative Millers (AOM) is an international organization, comprised of flour millers, cereal grain and seed processors and allied trades representatives and companies devoted to the advancement of technology in the flour milling, cereal grain and seed processing industries. It promotes among its members a spirit of fellowship and cooperation, and advances their interests in industry activities.
The North American Millers' Association (NAMA) web site. NAMA is the trade association of the wheat, corn, oat and rye milling industry. It is comprised of milling member companies operating mills in the United States and Canada and associate member companies representing the industries providing products and services to the mills. The aggregate production capacity of NAMA milling members is more than 160 million pounds of product daily, which is about 95% of the total U.S. capacity.
The South Carolina Department of Agriculture web site. Our mission is to promote and nurture the growth and development of South Carolina's agriculture industry and its related businesses while assuring the buying public of safety and security. Our shared vision is for the state economy to grow and prosper providing everyone, producers and consumers, opportunities to enjoy the fruits of agriculture.
The Hospitality Association of South Carolina is the state's trade association for the lodging and foodservice industry and was formed in 1993 by the South Carolina Hotel & Motel and the South Carolina Restaurant Associations, our membership divisions.  The two non-profit associations date back to 1947 and 1950 respectively.

The Carolinas Food Industry Council (CFIC) is a trade organization of both North and South Carolina whose mission is to improve the public image, effectiveness and profitability of companies in the food industry. We invite you to learn more about CFIC.


King's Restaurant started in 1936 with the opening of a country store built by Frank King. Frank's father, Richard, and his father, R.W., were also store operators in Kinston stretching back to the 1850's. While King's clearly has a foot in the past we have always tried to move forward with the times. Our menu has evolved a bit over the years, but some things never change. For example, we prepare signature items like Bar-B-Que the same way we always have and our recipes have stayed the same over the decades. The Carolina Oink Express was born in the mid 1990's in response to a customer request to ship Bar-B-Que to friends and relatives. We now ship a full line of Southern Goodness anywhere in the continental United States. I hope you enjoy learning a little more about our family and the restaurant and I feel sure you'll just love our food!

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