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MZB buys coffee business from Sara Lee

DBR Staff Writer Published 07 February 2012

Massimo Zanetti Beverage (MZB) USA has acquired a specialized gourmet food service coffee business from Sara Lee.

The business is supported by a roasting and packaging facility located in the Borough of Moonachie, Bergen County, New Jersey along with a workforce of 115 employees.

The acquisition is expected to expand MZB's total food service coffee business to more than 125 million pounds.

MZB COO John Boyle said the acquisition allows the company to roast and package gourmet coffees for the current and future food service customers.

Virginia-based MZB is a subsidiary of the privately held Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group.

Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group is an Italy-based privately held, vertically integrated organization of nearly 50 companies operating in over 100 countries that cultivates, trades, processes, roasts, packages and distributes coffee throughout the world.

The latest acquisition will increase Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group's global coffee production to more than 330 million pounds, supported by a workforce of more than 3,000 employees operating in over 100 countries.