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     Since 1981, Gold Star Smoked Fish has been supplying New Yorkers with the finest Eastern European specialty foods and exquisite smoked fish crafted using authentic Eastern European methods. From its humble beginnings as a small smokehouse in Brooklyn, NY, Gold Star has expanded ten-fold and now consists of two affiliated companies.

Headquartered in Red Hook, Brooklyn, both companies service ethnic Russian, Eastern European, Middle Eastern, Asian, Kosher and Natural/Organic market segments. Gold Star’s distribution territory covers 46 states, while its own fleet of trucks delivers to as far west as Chicago, Illinois and as far south as the Washington, D.C. metro area. 


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Dozens of Exclusive Lines and Private Label products adorn the pages of Gold Star’s catalog. Our success does not stop there!   Gold Star Smoked Fish Corp. remains the leading supplier of the largest assortment of smoked fish specialties and the only local producer of Matjes Herring. Uncompromising in quality and authenticity to Eastern European traditions, the company is constantly innovating manufacturing processes and product lines. Great emphasis is placed in nutritional qualities and wellness benefits across all product lines.

Gold Star’s mission is to provide its customers with premium quality foods at value driven prices.  

This goal is attained by relentless sourcing of new products, imported from over a dozen countries and forging long-lasting relationships with domestic and foreign vendors.

Gold Star - Reach for the star!

1981
The first and only brick oven fish smokery was established in historical Red Hook area of Brooklyn
1990
Gold Star Smoked Fish Corp started to export its products all over the world.
1995
International Gold Star was established in addition to fish manufacturing company. Now this is a wide-spectre Imports and ...
2000
Gold star became the exclusive importer of chocolates Cemoi (France). Costco Wholesale is a new customer now.
2003
Premium Ukrainian brands like Veres, Sandora, Sadochok started to be exclusively imported and distributed by Gold Star
2006
Number of active customers became 500+ nationwide. Gold Star also exports to Canada and Central America.
2008
Gold Star is in Walmart Mexico with Solidarnosc (Poland) brand products.
2014
Sam's Club becomes customer of International Gold Star, Inc. in New York and Illinois (Chicago area).
2015
Famous American store chain Stop & Shop became a customer of International Gold Star in addition to 1000+ active custo...

OUR DISTRIBUTION AREA in USA

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FLEET OF TRUCKS

Utilizing its own fleet of trucks, Gold Star delivers daily in the NYC-area, bi-weekly to the Philadelphia-area, and weekly to the Midwest, Maryland, Virginia, and New England.  Gold Star ships to the rest of its distribution territory via customer-designated LTL common carriers.

1000+ STORES AND DISTRIBUTORS

Gold Star currently services customers in the majority of the continental United States, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.  The company currently has over 1000+ active customers, comprised of full-service distributors, major regional retail chains, independent supermarkets, and Eastern European ethnic stores.  

Some of our customers are :

 American Supermarkets with Russian Food

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IMPORT & DISTRIBUTION 

After 30 years in business, Gold Star has established an impressive network of vendors and freight forwarders around the world.  Utilizing this network, the company, regularly imports and distributes its primary product lines to customers nationwide.

 PRODUCTS

Gold Star is the premier Eastern European importer and distributor with an extensive assortment of major brands from this region. The company's product mix spans over ten categories : Fish & Seafood, Caviar, Deli Meats, Dairy, Grocery, Frozen, Beverages, Snacks, Confectionery and Breads.

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