MIAMI, FL, October 10, 2012. Tierra Nueva, a local (Miami) chocolate factory, has been awarded ECRM’s 2012 Buyers Choice Award for Best Non-chocolate Candy. The company specializes in private label production as well as company owned and manufactured premium chocolate and coffee bars. Tierra Nueva’s President John Alexander said “We are so honored and ecstatic to receive this award especially since it has been awarded to us by our peers in this year’s show. This is huge for us because we went up against some of the industry’s giants such as Hershey’s and Nestle to name a few.”
Since launching in 2008 Tierra Nueva has made excellent strides. Their new hot item Coffee Thin has been received with high remarks. Coffee Thin is a blend of 100% natural coffee with a creamy smooth feeling. These sweet squares have the same bite and snap as a chocolate bar but with zero cocoa. It is considered the perfect treat for coffee lovers. Its products like these that Tierra Nueva believes will separate them in this extremely competitive space.
Tierra Nueva, is a privately owned company with a 42,000 sq ft facility in Miami Gardens. The factory has the production capability of 720 million tons a month which equates to about 8,640 million tons a year. The company spawned from the expertise of three commercial groups: CTI Group, Coco Nueva and The Cruz Family.
CTI Group: Based in the US and has over 20 years of experience selling products in local market with an existing portfolio of vendors top retailers.
Coco Nueva: Since 1982, the Hencorp Group of companies has provided financial services to a global client base. The Group operates futures and options in the coffee industry and it’s coffee and sugar brokerage groups are recognized leaders in their industries.
The Cruz Family: Brazilian group has over 130 years of experience in coffee, cocoa and chocolate production.
ERCM: Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM) was created in 1994 by Charlie Bowlus with the vision of streamlining the business process among retail buyers and their suppliers.