Marley Coffee Continues International Expansion with New Distribution in South America Leading Distributor, Com.Dicalla S.A. Brings Marley Coffee to Chile
LOS ANGELES and SANTIAGO, Chile, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Marley Coffee (OTCBB: JAMN.OB), a sustainably grown, ethically farmed and artisan roasted gourmet coffee, today announced a distribution agreement with Com.Dicalla S.A., (Dicalla), which will make Marley Coffee available in South America for the first time. The agreement will initially introduce retailers and foodservice operators in Chile to Marley Coffee.
Retail distribution by Dicalla (www.Dicalla.cl) is expected to bring Marley Coffee to at least 60 grocery and specialty gourmet retail stores throughout Chile, the ribbon-shaped, mountainous country on the west coast of South America with a population of approximately 17 million. Com.Dicalla also services the office coffee service (OCS), vending and foodservice channels in Chile. The initial distribution order consists of six varieties of Marley Coffee Organic Ground and six varieties of Marley Coffee Whole Bean, both packaged in 8oz. bags.
"Chileans love premium quality coffee and we have many retailers and other partners in Chile who are eager to make Marley Coffee available to their customers," said Roberto Lasen, Gerente General, Com.Dicalla S.A. "For years we have provided our customers with the highest quality products and we're honored to add Marley Coffee to our portfolio. Their delicious, organic coffee and commitment to coffee farmers and sustainable business practices are values we admire and share."
"South America is among the world's largest exporters of coffee, so we are very proud to be among the premium coffees Dicalla has chosen to import to Chile," said Rohan Marley, chairman, Marley Coffee. "Marley Coffee is now in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Our movement continues to grow!"
"Chileans have a demanding palette when it comes to coffee, so we are very pleased that Dicalla has chosen to distribute Marley Coffee to its customers," said Brent Toevs, CEO, Marley Coffee. "We are building distribution across the globe as we make Marley Coffee available to people who appreciate our products and our mission."
For the home, Marley Coffee currently offers two new varieties of Jamaica Blue Mountain® Ground Coffee roasts and six varieties of certified USDA Organic Ground Coffee as well as Whole Bean Coffee and compostable Single-Serve At-Home Pods. The new Marley Coffee RealCup™, compatible with most models of the popular Keurig-brand single-serve coffee brewers, will be available in September 2012 in an array of roasts for both home and office use.
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 concept, the Marley Coffee-brand Bike Caffe (www.bikecaffe.com/marleycoffee), which has already started selling to franchise buyers.
All Marley Coffee products live up to the Rastafari standards of ITAL, standing for all things Pure, True and Vital. A portion of all sales of Marley Coffee supports the Kicks for Cause Foundation. Started by Marley Coffee, Kicks for Cause aims to build playable soccer fields and soccer camps for children of coffee-producing communities in Jamaica.
About Com.Dicalla S.A.
Dicalla is a leading company in Chile in the import, distribution and marketing of products for the vending industry, HoReCa, retail and foodservice business channels. Dicalla was the first company to sell single-serve "espresso coffee capsules" in Chile in1997. The Company has spent 15 years in the market offering high quality products of different origins, including many of Europe's most prestigious coffee brands. Dicalla is also a leading distributor of Bianchi vending machines, the undisputed leader in the manufacture of vending machines, cans and bottles, hot and cold products. The Company operates coffee machines for more than 1200 customers throughout the country.
About Marley Coffee
Marley Coffee (corporate name Jammin Java Corp) is a US-based company that provides premium, artisan roasted coffee to the grocery, retail, online, service, hospitality, office coffee service and big box store industry. Under its exclusive licensing agreement with 56 Hope Road, the company continues to develop its coffee lines under the Marley Coffee brand. Marley Coffee is a fully reporting company quoted on the OTCBB under the symbol JAMN. Learn more at www.MarleyCoffee.com, visit the corporate website at www.JamminJavaCorp.com, join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/MarleyCoffee, and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/marleycoffee.
Learn more about other Marley Family ventures by visiting www.BobMarley.com, The House of Marley at www.thehouseofmarley.com, Marley Beverage Company at www.MarleyBeverages.com, and 1Love.org at www.1love.org.
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