You don't become an agile global network overnight.

Over the years, we’ve learned a few lessons that make us different.

Defining Our Partnership Model

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.

2001

Food Safety & Quality is at the Core of What We Do.

Marcatus QED launches with more Food Safety & Quality Assurance team members than clients.

2001

Sustainable Agriculture Takes a Foothold

R&D Captive farms established to research challenges, advantages, and long term returns of sustainable agricultural practices

2001

Offices Established in 3 Countries

Global offices established in Canada (HQ), India, & Europe

2001

Greece & Mexico

Marcatus QED opens Greek supply for authentic source pepperoncini & Mexico to secure off-season supply of fresh crops for US manufacturers

2002

Preservative-Free Product Line Developed

Marcatus QED is the first global sourcing partner to offer multinational brand owners sulphite-free products

2002

Vertical Integration

Marcatus QED builds a bulk-focused factory to model our bulk manufacturing standards

2003

Global Sales Build Sustainable Supply Chains

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.

2003

Large Scale Smallholder Sustainability Program

Marcatus QED establishes first large scale sustainable smallholder farmer program in Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh

2003

Develops Recyclable M-Bins

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

2004

Regional Diversification Explored

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.

2004

Sustainable agriculture campaigns launched

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.

2004

1st Industry FSQA Training Event

Marcatus QED convenes suppliers for first Food Safety Industry Training Event. Now codified, our FSQA standards are easier to spread.

2004

Partnerships Growth with Strategic Vendors

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.

2005

Value Improvements to Product Lines

Marcatus QED launches low-acid and low-salt recipes; a win/win innovation that reduces waste while reducing costs for equally shelf-stable products.

2006

China & Spain

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.

2006

Peru & Vietnam

Expanding supply diversification, Marcatus QED develops sources in Peru. And Vietnam moves from exploration into supply source.

2007

5 Countries are Explored in One Year

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.

2008

Vietnamese Business Grows

Marcatus QED establishes Vietnam team

2009

Long-Term Partnerships Reduce Risk

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.

2010

GFSI Supplier Training Begins

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.

2010

1st US FDA Industry Training Event

Marcatus QED collaborates with US FDA on first industry training to meet FSMA guidelines.

2010

Expanding Responsible Farming to the Industry

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.

2012

Open Innovation

Marcatus QED launches open innovation platform, plugging CPG brand owners + niche products into a global network, and a full-stack product development team.

2012

Vertical Integration into Finished Goods

Marctaus QED acquires co-packing factory IAP to as a logical natural service extension

2012

Launch of the Marcatus Mobile Education Platform

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.

2015

Guardian Sustainable Business Award

Marcatus QED Wins a Guardian Sustainable Business Award. for empowering women farmers through the Marcatus Mobile Education Platform

2016

Marcatus QED launches NEW website!

Marcatus QED launches Website that brings together global partners under one digital hub.

2017
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