Through subsidiary Harris Teeter (about 95% of sales), Ruddick Corp. operates a chain of about 190 supermarkets in eight southeastern states and the District of Columbia. The majority of the grocery stores house pharmacies and feature niceties such as sushi bars, gourmet delis, and cafes. Subsidiary American & Efird (A&E) makes industrial and consumer sewing thread mainly for apparel, but also for the automotive, medical, and footwear industries. A&E manufactures the Signature line of sewing thread for consumers and distributes other companies’ sewing supplies. It runs about five North Carolina plants and has operations in nearly 20 other countries.


301 S. Tryon St., Suite 1800
Charlotte, NC USA 28202
Phone: 704-372-5404
Fax: 704-372-6409