Acquisition Strengthens Product Offering and Provides Expansion in the Western US


GURNEE, Illinois, October 30, 2015 - ifiGOURMET, a leading importer of specialty ingredients and tools for professionals in the pastry, bakery, chocolate and confectionery segments, announced today that it has acquired the assets of Marque Foods, Inc. based in South San Francisco, California. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Founded in 2000, Marque Foods is a leading supplier of gourmet chocolate products, pastry ingredients and dessert products to culinary professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles and Reno, Nevada markets. Marque Foods currently offers a broad range of products (more than 1,100 products) for creating desserts including gourmet chocolate, coatings, ready-to-fill pastry, specialty fruit products, frozen desserts and other ingredients. The Company serves over 400 of the areas' leading bakers, pastry chefs, chefs and chocolatiers.

"We are more than excited to welcome Ramon Canova and the Marque Foods team to the ifiGOURMET family," said Bob Brownstein, President and Co-Founder of ifiGOURMET. "Adding Marque Foods to our organization enables us to better serve our existing distribution network and long-time customers in the Western United States and strengthens our offering of top quality specialty ingredients and dessert products. Ramon and his team reflect our core values and will be a great addition to our organization as we continue to build A Sweet Company."

"I am excited to be in a position to continue to serve our customers in the same dedicated manner in which they have become accustomed as we continue to build the Marque Foods organization and secure the futures of the Marque Foods team," said Ramon Canova, President and Founder of Marque Foods, Inc. "ifiGOURMET's exclusive product offering will provide our customers with many new and exciting options to create and inspire exceptional desserts."

About ifiGOURMET ifiGOURMET ( is a leading importer of specialty ingredients, convenience products and tools for culinary professionals. Serving culinary professionals in the bakery, pastry, chocolate, candy and ice cream industries across the United States - ifiGOURMET is A Sweet Company. The Company is partnered with a select group of the world's leading manufacturers of confectionery related products from Europe and South America. Born in the bakery business, ifiGOURMET works to provide outstanding products, dedicated customer care and a little inspiration to customers coast-to-coast.

Shelly Kreml, Director of Marketing, (847) 855-7400 ext. 784