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U.S.: MBG Marketing enters global foods market

The world's largest grower-owned blueberry and blackberry marketing cooperative, MBG Marketing - the Blueberry People, has taken a strategic step into the global foods market by establishing a new business. 

In a release, the company said it had created the entity MB Global Foods, which would complement a commitment to growing its product portfolio in cooperation with Naturipe Value Added Foods. 

CEO Larry Ensfield, along with the MBG Board of Directors, is very enthusiastic about this new opportunity in partnership with Stephen Mullin and Paul Gibis.

These two food industry veterans will be managing MB Global Foods, a new international frozen fruit and vegetable business, from Hudson QC, Canada, beginning in March 2017.  

MBG Marketing plans to make substantial capital investments into two existing IQF (instant quick freezing) and value added processing facilities in Michigan and Georgia to support MB Global Foods' key initiatives, including the procurement of food stocks from around the world to support these processing capabilities.

"This is a very exciting time for MBG Marketing and its grower members. Our cooperative just celebrated its 80th anniversary and this new business opportunity gives us a good start on the next 80 years," Ensfield said.


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