Catania Oils Named Gorton’s “Outstanding Supplier of the Year”

AYER, Massachusetts…Catania Oils, leading processors and packers of edible oils including olive, vegetable, blended and specialty oils, today announced that it has been named “Outstanding Supplier of the Year” by Gorton’s Seafood.  Located in Ayer, Catania supplies oil to retail stores, restaurants and manufacturers. The company credits its success to the strong customer relationships its team forges and sustains.

Gorton’s Seafood, located in Gloucester, Massachusetts, created this award in 1999 as an annual Vendor Performance Program to recognize suppliers who consistently go above and beyond expectations. Today’s announcement marks the 10th time that Catania has won this prestigious honor.

Each month, Gorton’s measures product quality, on-time deliveries, trailer cleanliness, R&D technical support and continuous improvements. The competition is open to all ingredient and packaging suppliers to Gorton’s.

“Gorton’s and Catania have had a longstanding partnership; in fact, they are our oldest supplier,” noted Lisa Webb, Vice President of Operations for Gorton’s. “We value the relationship we have with Catania and understand that their repeated wins are the result of hard work by all of their employees.”

The partnership between Catania and Gorton’s spans more than 65 years and, according to Webb, the collaboration has resulted in both companies being “best in class”.

Anthony Basile, CEO of Catania Oils, said, “For generations, our mission has been to build long-term relationships with our customers based on education and trust and we’re proud to live up to that with Gorton’s.”



Catania Oils is a privately-held fourth generation family business that expanded from its modest roots in the early 1900’s to a multi-million-dollar supplier of quality oils for retail, food service, and bulk customers. The company provides both branded and private label oils. The 250,000 square-foot operation located in Ayer, Massachusetts is one of the largest indoor bulk oil processing facilities in the country and combines the latest automation technology with efficient processes and warehouse space to ensure a good price for the high-quality oils it produces. The company’s tagline, Authenticity in Every Drop, is supported by an in-house laboratory that tests the purity of each shipment. For more information visit



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Since 1849, Gorton’s mission has been to help people everywhere enjoy the goodness of great seafood. Headquartered in Gloucester, Massachusetts, Gorton’s is one of America’s oldest continuously operating companies, and continues to be the innovative leader in the seafood industry. Gorton’s full line of frozen seafood products spans from Breaded and Battered Fish Sticks and Fillets, to gluten free Grilled Fish, to Shrimp Scampi and innovative product lines such as Skillet Crisp Tilapia and Simply Bake Fillets. Gorton’s products are available nationwide in better independent and chain grocery stores.

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