December 17/Brooklyn, N.Y./Press Release -- Iberia Foods Corp., manufacturer, importer and distributor of Hispanic, Caribbean and other specialty foods and beverages, announced that the company has acquired the assets of Marcas Food Distributors, an independent distributer of Hispanic and European foods located in Chicago. This strategic acquisition in the Midwest is a key initial effort towards long-term national expansion. The new company, Iberia Food Company of the Midwest, will be a base for growth in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana. Iberia Foods Corp. is presently under parent corporation, Brooklyn Bottling Corp., a branded, private label manufacturer and franchise bottler with a distribution network spanning over 25 states.

The new location will be the seventh distribution hub for Iberia Foods Corp. with existing distribution centers along the East Coast in New York, Miami, Orlando, Atlanta, Baltimore and Springfield, MA.

Recognizing the potential of the Midwest market for international food, Iberia Foods VP of Corporate Sales, Pedro Casais states, “This initiative is part of a larger vision to gradually expand Iberia Foods Corp. nationwide within the next 3-5 years. We pinpointed the void and realized that the Midwest region was thirsty for a more diverse portfolio of Hispanic and Caribbean products. Iberia Foods Corp. is the perfect fit to effectively address those needs.”