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Cooking.com will provide e-commerce services for Marley Coffee.
Cooking.com Inc. continues to whip up a steady stream of new customers for its e-commerce services.
In December, Cooking.com signed up Marley Coffee as its latest outsourcing customer. Under the deal, Cooking.com, No. 178 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide, will redesign the web store and then manage the e-commerce operation of Marley Coffee, which is a direct marketing company co-founded by Rohan Marley, the son of the late Jamaican singer Bob Marley.
Specific financial terms weren’t released. On MarleyCoffee.com, the company sells organic, Fair Trade and Kosher-certified coffee sourced from Central and South America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific Rim. “This is a great opportunity for our visitors to benefit from Cooking.com's expertise and for Marley Coffee to provide additional value for our regular visitors to MarleyCoffee.com,” says Marley.
Since launching an e-commerce services business in 2007, Cooking.com has several well-known outsourcing clients in the food and cooking market, including TV network Food Network, BlogHer Inc., a news, entertainment and information network for women online, and celebrity chefs Rachael Ray and Paula Dean.