About Us

The Charleston Nut Company is your lowcountry source for dried fruits and nuts. At Charleston Nut Company you will find a whole new approach to retail and bulk products. As owners of The Tides Commodity Trading Group, we have been in the specialty food commodity business for over a decade. Over the years we have developed strategic supply chain relationships with some of the world's premiere growers, processors, farmers, and importers. Our ability to source the highest quality product, coupled with our multi-million pound volume, enables us to pass along the savings to you.

We live by these simple principles: Family, Integrity, and Work Ethic.

As a local company, you have our pledge of providing only the highest quality products, competitive price, and superior customer service. We truly hope the above outlines our thought process and commitment to you.

The story started with two cousins Michael Porcaro and Greg Zaccaro; they saw a niche in the Charleston market and developed an idea to start a specialty food commodity company. Mike and Greg have been in the food commodity industry for almost fifteen years and they have found the highest quality products and best sources for nuts, dried fruits, and other speciality items. Now our eclectic product line has expanded to include over 1000 items, ranging from the savory to the sweet. Charleston Nut Company now functions in day-to-day bulk distribution, retail brand, hotel, and corporate gifting. From expertise and entrerpreneurial spirit the Charleston Nut Company was born and has grown into the established company it is today. The Charleston Nut Company has seen exponential growth in their first couple years of being in business and the hardworking staff plans to continue to grow the company.



The mission of Charleston Nut Company is striving to provide high quality products, superior customer service, dependable logistics, and integrity beyond ingredients. 

Look for us around town and check out the locations tab for where to find our products!


Our Core Values

Excellence. We always give our best as we relentlessly reach for and achieve ever higher levels of quality, service, and efficiency.
Passion. We work with an energy and enthusiasm born of believing in what we do, giving more when less would do and doing whatever it takes to get the job done.
Presentation. We know that appearances do matter whether it's our homes, our neighborhoods, our offices or ourselves. We never settle for less than our best, proving our pride and professionalism.
Integrity. We conduct our business and our lives by the yardsticks of honesty, fairness and respect and totally committed to keeping promises.
Completeness. We finish what we start and we check and recheck the details along the way to ensure that quality exists because of us.

Tides Enterprises Family of Companies

Charleston Nut Company and Hilton Head Popcorn Company are proud members of the Tides Enterprises Family of Companies. 

Tides Commodity Trading Group
Tides Enterprise
Tidal Processing
Charleston Nut Company
Hilton Head Popcorn Company
Caro, Inc.
Intercoastal Wholesale & Distribution, Inc.