Martin Bauer Group acquires peppermint leaf wholesale supplier Core Botanica

NORTH AFRICA – The Martin Bauer Group, company specializing in tea, foods, beverages, dietary supplements, and animal nutrition products, has announced that it has acquired Core Botanica, wholesale supplier of peppermint and spearmint Leaf.

The acquisition will expand the portfolio of products the Martin Bauer Group offers to the food, dietary supplement, tea, and beverage markets.

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“The addition of Core to our family of companies known as the nature network is all about entering the American raw botanicals space, and doing so for the benefit of our U.S. and international clients,” Ennio Ranaboldo, CEO of the Martin Bauer Group in North America, said.

“It is a continuation of the group’s long-term service and partnering strategy. That invaluable knowledge and best practices are now solidly part of, and smoothly integrated within, our business model and operations in the U.S.”

“Martin Bauer is the ideal company to take this company to the next level. Core has a record of sustainable agriculture procedures, organic farming practices, and cutting-edge product innovation,”

Barry Cooper – managing partner, Core Botanica

The acquired company will continue to operate as Core Botanica, while instantly benefitting from the active support of the Martin Bauer Group’s formidable agricultural team for current and future productions, as well as its quality standards.

Core was founded in 1994 by Cooper Venture Associates, a specialty tea company, and Essex Laboratories, Inc., an essenetial oil producer specializing in mint.

The company’s processing facility is located in the Pacific Northwest, a region renowned for cultivating high quality mint, the Martin Bauer Group said.

“Martin Bauer is the ideal company to take this company to the next level. Core has a record of sustainable agriculture procedures, organic farming practices, and cutting-edge product innovation,” Barry Cooper, managing partner of Core Botanica, said.

“Our vastly experienced farm management team, coupled with our vertically integrated grower base, proven quality systems, and outstanding manufacturing capability is a platform that Martin Bauer can build upon. The acquisition assures the future of Core and all of our local employees, so the founding partners are leaving with a profound sense of accomplishment.”

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Founded in 1930, Martin Bauer Group has stood for expertise in botanical products. It specializes in tea, foods, beverages, dietary supplements, and animal nutrition products. It provides bespoke solutions to their customers from the tea, beverage, dairy, confectionary, bakery and cereal, and ice cream industries.

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