J Pieroni and Sons Ltd
A double-winner at the 2015 Scottish Independent Retail Awards, Pieroni & Sons was started as a family-run fishmongers by the current owners’ grandfather way back in 1948. Over the years it has grown to employ around 40 people as a wholesale importer and exporter of whole or processed white fish, fresh or frozen, and shellfish – as their catchphrase goes, ‘if it swims, we sell it’. They’ve also begun smoking their own premium grade smoked salmon and haddock. Their shop next to their processing premises in Ayr town centre offers a range of products aside from seafood, including poultry, game and a wide range of frozen goods.