Marcatus QED incorporates with a vision to redefine the broker role from a price-driven middleman to a strategic partner. Relationships are established with like-minded partners at all levels of the supply chain.
Marcatus QED launches with more Food Safety & Quality Assurance team members than clients.
R&D Captive farms established to research challenges, advantages, and long term returns of sustainable agricultural practices
Global offices established in Canada (HQ), India, & Europe
Marcatus QED opens Greek supply for authentic source pepperoncini & Mexico to secure off-season supply of fresh crops for US manufacturers
Marcatus QED is the first global sourcing partner to offer multinational brand owners sulphite-free products
Marcatus QED builds a bulk-focused factory to model our bulk manufacturing standards
Marcatus QED has developed markets on two continents. Supply partners now have stability through access to global markets that need consistent supply in a full range of grades.
Marcatus QED establishes first large scale sustainable smallholder farmer program in Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh
R&D lab launches recyclable M-Bin to reduce supply chain bulk packaging waste. Made from sustainably grown trees, not oil like drums, M-Bin also ships and stores flat, offering a lower carbon footprint
Regional diversification. Exploring new regions (like Vietnam) that can supply semi-preserved products to increasingly global markets. Piloting technically innovative agri-practices (like greenhouse growing) in China.
Formalized industry-wide campaign in sustainable agricultural practices such as Drip Irrigation, Integrated Pest KManagement and Composting results in consistent supply, higher yields, and happier farming families.
Marcatus QED convenes suppliers for first Food Safety Industry Training Event. Now codified, our FSQA standards are easier to spread.
Volume and documentation fluency lead to VIP status with the world’s largest shipping line, Maersk. Marcatus QED can now offer clients unprecedented order predictability.
Marcatus QED launches low-acid and low-salt recipes; a win/win innovation that reduces waste while reducing costs for equally shelf-stable products.
Pilots and trials completed, Marcatus QED opens China office for business. And as the Mediterranean diet goes global, Marcatus QED develops supply partners in Spain.
Expanding supply diversification, Marcatus QED develops sources in Peru. And Vietnam moves from exploration into supply source.
Global food shortages due to extreme weather punctuate the need for bulletproof supply. Marcatus QED conducts agricultural trials in 5 countries in new region study.
Marcatus QED establishes Vietnam team
Marcatus QED signs industry’s first long-term contract with CPG brand owners to invest in years instead of seasons. The result is a reduction in exposure to volatility and risk inherent in agri-food supply.
Marcatus QED further develops global safety standards awareness in raw materials suppliers through gap analysis, education, and hands-on training to meet emerging GFSI standards before they’re formalized.
Marcatus QED collaborates with US FDA on first industry training to meet FSMA guidelines.
To raise the industry sustainability floor, Marcatus QED convenes teams from leading competing suppliers to expand the Responsible Farming Program and make a bigger impact within the wider industry. The stage is set for our practices to become standards.
Marcatus QED launches open innovation platform, plugging CPG brand owners + niche products into a global network, and a full-stack product development team.
Marctaus QED acquires co-packing factory IAP to as a logical natural service extension
Marcatus QED doubles down on smallholder farmer education to launch tech-based, the Marcatus Mobile Education Platform. Yields are increased by 20% within 3 months of the program launch.
Marcatus QED Wins a Guardian Sustainable Business Award. for empowering women farmers through the Marcatus Mobile Education Platform
Marcatus QED launches Website that brings together global partners under one digital hub.