Maryland-based Mayorga Coffee is proud to announce a new distribution partnership with EMD Sales and Marketing Services. Through this partnership, Mayorga Coffee teams up with another local, minority-owned business that will take over distribution of freshly-roasted Mayorga Coffee into 173 Giant Food grocery stores throughout Maryland, DC, Virginia, and Delaware.

Martin Mayorga, President and owner of Mayorga Coffee notes, "As our only distribution relationship, this partnership with EMD to distribute Mayorga Coffee into local grocery chains is very important to us. We are grateful that our friends at Giant Foods introduced us to a group that has the same values and commitment to excellence as we do. We are looking forward to growing the reach of Mayorga Coffee as part of our commitment to properly represent and support coffee farmers and their communities."

James Sturgis, Jr., Director, Supplier Diversity & Trade Relations with Ahold USA believes that local businesses like EMD and Mayorga play an important role as partners with Giant. He states, "Supplier partners like Mayorga Coffee and EMD have valuable industry knowledge that helps us to be sure that we're meeting the needs of our customers in the way in which our customers expect. We are pleased that these two businesses have found a way to work together, not only to their benefit, but to the benefit of Giant and our shared customers."

Founded in 1997 by Martin Mayorga, Mayorga Coffee is a highly-recognized minority-certified artisan roaster with national wholesale distribution. Mayorga hand selects only Specialty-Grade coffee beans from estates and cooperatives with a commitment to growing top-quality coffees. With every cup of coffee comes a commitment to partnering with farmers, employees and retailers to further the health of our communities and the environment.