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Issue Date: Vol. 52, No. 12, December 2012, Posted On: 11/8/2012

Marley Coffee Pacts With Mother Parkers For Canadian Foodservice Program

Emily Jed
TAGS: vending, office coffee service, coffee news, Marley Coffee, Mother Parkers Tea and Coffee, coffee foodservice distribution, Marley Canada distribution, Brent Toevs, Keurig-compatible RealCup portion packs, Sean Bredt

LOS ANGELES -- Marley Coffee has named Mother Parkers Tea and Coffee its exclusive foodservice distribution partner for all of Canada. The partnership will bring a full-service coffee program to universities, hotels, cafes, restaurant and convenience stores across Canada. It will combine Marley Coffee's line of sustainable coffees in all formats with Mother Parkers' equipment support program.

"I've had a relationship with Mother Parkers for over 30 years, and to partner up with Canada's leader in foodservice truly solidifies another business channel for us in Canada," said Marley chief executive Brent Toevs.

The company also reported that its recently launched Keurig-compatible RealCup portion packs of Marley-branded coffee are produced in partnership with Mother Parkers. | SEE STORY

Mother Parkers, which stakes its claim as the largest roaster in Canada and the fourth-largest roaster in North America, anticipates that Marley Coffee will represent up to 5% of its Canadian foodservice sales.

"Marley Coffee fits the growing demand for a premium, socially responsible coffee solution for the Canadian foodservice market for Mother Parkers," said Sean Bredt, vice-president of coffee and allied products at Mother Parkers. "Marley Coffee allows us to provide a full branded coffee solution with the unique cachet that only the Marley brand can deliver."

Marley Coffee is sold to the office coffee service, grocery, retail, online, service, hospitality and big box store industries. It is available for OCS in fraction packages, single-serve pods and portion packs, and for full-line vending through branded machines.

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