Batory Foods and LMZ Soluble Coffee Form a Win-Win Vendor Partnership Adding Value to Customers Who Are Using Coffee in Beverage Bases and as Food Ingredients

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Batory Foods, a leading national distributor of high-quality food ingredients for a broad range of U.S. food manufacturers and suppliers, is pleased to announce its vendor program with LMZ Soluble Coffee Incorporated. In June 2011, the premier soluble coffee supplier transferred its LTL-order business (less than truckloads) to Batory Foods, which now manages service and documentation for those LMZ clients.

Batory’s broad sales force, vast product catalog and numerous national distribution points make this partnership ideal for LMZ, creating wider distribution and efficient order flow for coffee and associated products.

Batory Foods, a leading national distributor of high-quality food ingredients for a broad range of U.S. food manufacturers and suppliers, is pleased to announce its vendor program with LMZ Soluble Coffee Incorporated. In June 2011, the premier soluble coffee supplier transferred its LTL-order business (less than truckloads) to Batory Foods, which now manages service and documentation for those LMZ clients.

LMZ’s high-quality products are sourced from multiple origins—including Brazil, Colombia, India, Mexico and the emerging producers of the Far East. The supplier offers products for both traditional applications—including spray dried, freeze dried, agglomerated, decaffeinated and flavored—as well as for new innovations in the single-serve and retail markets.

“We decided to pursue this partnership because of coffee’s increasing popularity in beverage bases and as a food ingredient,” says Ethan Feuer, Vice President, LMZ. “Batory’s broad sales force, vast product catalog and numerous national distribution points make this partnership ideal for LMZ, creating wider distribution and efficient order flow for coffee and associated products.”

“This relationship is truly a win-win, adding value for both LMZ and our current and new customers,” says Bill Weisshaar, Senior Product Manager, Specialty Ingredients, Batory Foods. “Because we now handle LMZ’s LTL orders, the soluble coffee supplier can focus its attention on larger accounts while at the same time relying on our national sales force and distribution network to expand its base of LTL clients.”

The partnership will also allow more manufacturers to leverage Batory Foods’ strength as a single-source food ingredients provider. Customers that otherwise purchase LTL quantities of varied ingredients from multiple vendors can work directly with Batory Foods, purchasing LMZ’s soluble coffee products as well as products from Batory’s complete line of high-quality food and fine ingredients. This introduces time and freight-cost efficiencies into customers’ purchasing process.

“Coffee’s popularity and health benefits are increasingly important in food and beverage product development,” adds Feuer. “Batory gets us to those customers with greater speed, creating opportunity for clients looking to consolidate their ingredient purchases and delivering a higher level of customer service than we could possibly provide.”

ABOUT BATORY FOODS
Founded in 1979, Batory Foods is a leading national food ingredients distributor, offering manufacturers the industry’s largest portfolio of high-quality food and fine ingredients. With sales professionals covering every major market across the U.S., the family owned and operated business "thinks national" and "acts local," serving national, regional and local manufacturers with an abiding commitment to excellent customer service. Batory Foods’ network of distribution facilities services more than 6,000 customers, spanning the full food industry spectrum. (http://www.batoryfoods.com)

ABOUT LMZ
LMZ is among the oldest, largest and also the sole coffee supplier in North America dedicated exclusively to the soluble category. Its network of established producers, including those from Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, India and the Far East, utilize the most advanced production technologies to create the finest-quality soluble coffee products. LMZ meets the needs for manufacturers of traditional products—including spray dried, freeze dried, agglomerated, decaffeinated and flavored—as well as new innovations in the single serve and retail markets. With more than 50 years in the instant coffee business, LMZ has a long-held reputation for expertise, reliability and performance. (http://www.lmzco.com)

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