The Lemonaders co-founders, has a long history in the supermarket, grocery supply and meat supply businesses. The Durban / Eritano Families have been in the meat business for over 100 years starting from their origins in both Russia and Italy.
1910’s to 1920’s
The Durban Family (German Immigrants) were butchers in Russia before the Bolshevik Revolution (October, 1917). They decided to leave the Russian Revolution soon thereafter the family split up into going to two different directions, Ohio, USA and the Patagonia Region in Argentina. The Durban Family furthered their meat business heritage in America.
1930’s to 1950’s
Created a Small Chain of Grocery and Meat Markets in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana (Eventually Opening Up Stores in California) Peter Durban started a small meat and grocery chain (1930’s) called Durban Foods in the Akron, OH area. As a member of the Volunteer Food Stores Coop, Durban Foods grew to a number of locations in Canton, OH, Youngstown, OH and Newcastle, PA. Peter Durban sold the business in the late 1940’s to move his family to Southern California to re-start the business there as Durban Meats. Peter’s sons and daughters (with the in-laws) continued in the food and meat businesses in different variations.
1970’s to 2020 ’s (The Next Durban Generations)