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LOS ANGELES --
, a sustainably grown, ethically farmed and artisan roasted
, is working with LaRue Coffee and Roasterie as its newest
for servicing the Midwestern U.S. for office coffee service, grocery stores and convenience stores.
Omaha, Neb.-based LaRue has already established new distribution for Marley Coffee at The Fantasy Convenience Stores in Omaha; at C.R.V.S./Eagle Stores in Colorado and Kansas; and at Schrader Oil / Schrader C-Stores in Colorado, according to the announcement. Additionally, Marley Coffee joined LaRue at the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce's Buy the Big O! Show, the area's largest business-to-business trade show.
"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," said Rohan Marley, founder and chairman, Marley Coffee.
The family-owned LaRue was established in 1972 by Verlyn L'Heurueux, Founder and CEO, and services c-stores, restaurants, institutions and business offices in 11 states.
"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," said 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."
Marley Coffee's offerings include compostable single-serve breakroom pods, branded vending and foodservice solutions and both ground and whole bean roasts. The Marina Del Rey, Calif.-based company also recently introduced its first mobile retail franchise concept, the Marley Coffee-brand Bike Caffe.
"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," said 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."