Autocrat Natural Ingredients Acquires Coffee Extracts & Ingredients

LINCOLN, RHODE ISLAND (March 5, 2014) – Autocrat Natural Ingredients has acquired Coffee Extracts & Ingredients (CE&I), a leader in sourcing and supplying Fair Trade, Organic and Rainforest Alliance coffees.

According to Patrick Holmes, Autocrat CEO, “We are very pleased to announce the acquisition of CE&I. Their highly regarded reputation in sourcing sustainable coffees and Autocrat’s well established product portfolio will be combined to offer our customers an expanded selection of product offerings as we continue to provide innovative product solutions.”

The shared capabilities of each company will strengthen them as a trusted industry resource. Autocrat has made significant investments in research and development. Their commitment to building a world-class company has driven rapid growth by providing pro-active solutions and product ideas based on substantial insight into consumer behavior.

Autocrat is a privately-held leader in supplying extracts and natural ingredients to the dairy, food processing, and foodservice industries.  The company has more than 100 years of tradition and experience.  Autocrat is a leading supplier of coffee and tea extracts used to flavor products for some of the foremost companies in the food, beverage, and dairy industries.  The company excels in developing product solutions for a wide range of customer applications including ice cream, iced cappuccino, ready-to-drink beverages, energy drinks, yogurt, soy beverages, candy, snack bars, and alcohol products.

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