McClain’s carries products from national companies like Jelly Belly, Taffy Town, Boyer, Bone Suckin’ Sauce, DeLallo, and Braswell. It also specializes in distribution of Florida-produced products including Anastasia Confections, Davidson of Dundee, The Spice Lab, Reva Foods, and Tropical Blossom. The company also distributes Citra® products, which is a line of citrus-related housewares, including sippers, OJ squeezers, peeler knives, and fruit spoons. Citra is owned by the principals of McClain’s Old Florida Gourmet.
The company’s roots go back to 1987 when Doug McClain founded McClain’s Georgia Pecan. He sourced pecans from Georgia, bagged, and sold them through a large local flea market. Over the years, the business grew to include an ice cream business and additional products. In 2008, Kelly Abercrombie joined him as a partner intending to sell products at retail on the Internet. In the process, they discovered a need for a mid-level distributor to meet the needs of retailers that could not purchase from larger distributors. That same year, Taylor McClain Mock, Doug McClain’s daughter, joined the company, and now is the firm’s third partner.