Miami-based CLR Roasters has expanded its green coffee supply base with the addition of three new green coffee growers. Initial supply contracts for over 1.4 million pounds of green coffee have been executed to support the company’s new supply deals, representing more than $4 million worth of new business.
“CLR Roasters has experienced 70 percent growth year-to-date and we anticipate its output will accelerate through the balance of 2012,” CLR CFO Dave Briskie said in a press release. “We are experiencing robust growth in a number of business sectors. We have recently been awarded expanded contracts in our Hospitality Sector, including new contracts in the Cruise Line business. We have also extended our contract with Signature Wellness Centers through August 2013, and we have received a six-month contract extension from our largest client in the Private Label Retail sector.”
The company also announced that its Josie’s Java House brand, which recently has become a fully registered trademark of the company, has been added to Walmart’s product assortment for distribution beginning this fall. Additionally, the company-owned Café La Rica brand has been added to Sam’s Club’s fall assortment, and the brand has been approved for distribution in Publix supermarkets. To support this growth, the previously announced purchase of two new packaging machines and a new high-output commercial grinder have been brought on line and became operational early this month.
CLR Roasters is a subsidiary of AL International