Riviana Foods is one of the largest processors, marketers and distributors of branded and private-label rice products in the United States. The company s brands include Mahatma, which has been the best-selling brand of rice for more than a decade; Success instant rice; Caronlina, which sells in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic states; WaterMaid, which is the best-selling medium-grain rice brand in the South and Southeast; River medium-grain rice; S&W, which sells in the Pacific Northwest; and Gourmet House wild rice. Stevens & Brotherton, Riviana s United Kingdom subsidiary, markets and distributes branded and private-label rice, dried fruit and other food products. Riviana Foods is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ebro Puleva, a leading Spanish food group, which has interests in sugar, dairy and rice products. Based in Houston, Riviana Foods has packaging and distribution facilities throughout the U.S., including Carlisle, Ark.