Marley Coffee acquires distribution partner
Marley Coffee, a sustainably grown, ethically farmed and artisan roasted gourmet coffee, today announced it is working with LaRue Coffee and Roasterie, based in Omaha, NE, as its newest distribution partner servicing the Midwestern United States for office coffee service (OCS), grocery retail, and convenience stores.
LaRue Coffee and Roasterie has already established new distribution for Marley Coffee in Omaha at The Fantasy Convenience Stores, in Colorado at CRVS / Eagle Stores in Colorado and Kansas as well as Schrader Oil / Schrader C-Stores in Colorado. Marley Coffee recently joined LaRue at the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce's Buy the Big O! Show, the region's largest and most prestigious business-to-business trade show where the brand received a very warm response from the more than 5,000 attendees.
"We're excited to be working with our new friends at LaRue to help us spread the Marley Coffee movement deep into the heartland of America," says Rohan Marley, founder and chairman, Marley Coffee.
Larue is a family owned company, established in 1972 by Verlyn L'Heurueux, Founder and CEO, Services convenience stores, restaurants, institutions and business offices. Larue has facilities that cover 70,000 square feet to provide services in 11 states for their 10,000 clients.
"You don't get too many opportunities to work on a brand as compelling as Marley Coffee with a line of products that are simply exceptional," says Terry Herr, Vice President of LaRue Coffee and Roasterie. "We have already received a very positive response from our customers and are eager to work with Rohan, Brent and their team to create a strong presence for Marley Coffee in the Midwest."
"We continue to make steady progress in our efforts to make Marley Coffee available to coffee lovers wherever, whenever and in whatever format they prefer," says Brent Toevs, CEO, Marley Coffee. "The LaRue team is first class and we're fortunate to have them as part of our movement to expand Marley Coffee across the US."
For the home, Marley Coffee offers two new varieties of Jamaica Blue Mountain Ground and Whole Bean roasts and six varieties of certified USDA Organic Ground Coffee as well as Organic Whole Bean coffee and compostable Single-Serve At-Home Pods. Orders are also currently being taken for the new Marley Coffee RealCup, compatible cartridges for use in most models of the popular Keurig-brand K-Cup brewing system.
Marley Coffee is also available for the trade in Traditional 2.5oz Fracs, compostable Single-Serve Breakroom Pods, and Branded Vending and Foodservice Solutions. In addition, the company recently introduced its first mobile retail franchise concept, the Marley Coffee-brand Bike Caffe