Iberia Foods Corp., manufacturer, importer, and distributor of Hispanic, Caribbean, and other specialty foods and beverages, has acquired the assets of Marcas Food Distributors, an independent distributer of Hispanic and European foods located in Chicago, Ill. This strategic acquisition in the Midwest is a key initial effort towards long-term national expansion. The new company, Iberia Food Co. of the Midwest, will be a base for growth in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana. Iberia Foods Corp. is presently under parent corporation, Brooklyn Bottling Corp., a branded, private label manufacturer and franchise bottler with a distribution network spanning over 25 states.
The new location will be the seventh distribution hub for Iberia Foods Corp. with existing distribution centers along the East Coast in New York, N.Y., Miami, Fla., Orlando, Fla., Atlanta, Ga., Baltimore, Md., and Springfield, Mass.
“This initiative is part of a larger vision to gradually expand Iberia Foods Corp. nationwide within the next 3 to 5 years. We pinpointed the void and realized that the Midwest region was thirsty for a more diverse portfolio of Hispanic and Caribbean products. Iberia Foods Corp. is the perfect fit to effectively address those needs,” said Pedro Casais, Iberia Foods VP of Corporate Sales.