- What does D.E MASTER BLENDERS 1753 stand for?
D.E refers to Douwe Egberts, our flagship brand in the Netherlands and the roots of our company that can be traced back to 1753. MASTER BLENDERS refers to our many years of expertise, knowledge and innovation blending coffee beans and tea leaves to create the perfect taste and coffee and tea experience.
- What is D.E MASTER BLENDERS 1753?
D.E MASTER BLENDERS 1753 is a leading, focused pure-play coffee and tea company that offers an extensive range of high-quality, innovative coffee and tea products, well-known in retail and Out of Home markets across Europe, Brazil, Australia and Thailand. One of the largest companies (based on sales) operating purely in the coffee and tea industry, the company generated sales of €2.6 billion in 2011.
- What is a pure-play company?
A pure-play company has a single business focus, in this case coffee and tea.
- When was D.E MASTER BLENDERS 1753 founded?
D.E MASTER BLENDERS 1753 was founded on June 28, 2012, when the company was spun off from Sara Lee. However, the roots of our company go back to 1753 in Joure, the Netherlands, when the Douwe Egberts brand was founded as a grocery business and grew to specialise in coffee and tea.
- Who owns D.E MASTER BLENDERS 1753?
D.E MASTER BLENDERS 1753 is a publicly listed company on NYSE Euronext Amsterdam.
- What are your main brands?
We operate with a portfolio of more than thirty local and international brands. Some of the most recognised brands include Douwe Egberts, SENSEO, L’OR, Marcilla, Moccona, Café Pilão, Pickwick and Tea Forté. The Brands section of the intranet contains summary information and a link to the dedicated brand website where available.
- Which countries are you present in?
Our products are available in more than 45 countries, and we have a strong presence in 18 of them. Our brands are managed under our three operating segments:
Retail – Western Europe:
Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark and Greece.
Retail – Rest of World:
Brazil, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland, Australia, Thailand and Russia.
Out of Home:
The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, and Australia.
- What segments do you operate in?
We operate in the retail and Out of Home markets. Within our retail category our principal products are multi-serve and single-serve roast and ground coffee as well as instant coffee and tea. We sell these products predominantly to supermarkets, hypermarkets and international buying groups. In our Out of Home segment, we offer a full range of hot beverage products but focus on liquid roast and related coffee machines. These are sold either directly to businesses, hotels, hospitals and restaurants or via third party distributors.
- Where can I find information about the history of D.E MASTER BLENDERS 1753?
Click here to visit the heritage section of our website.
- Where can I get more information about D.E MASTER BLENDERS 1753’s products in my own country?
The best way to make direct contact is via the individual brand websites which you can link to from the brands section of this website. You can also complete the general contact form and we will forward your enquiry to the relevant country team.
- I would like to do business with you. How do I do this?
The best way to do business is with our country representatives. You can find more information about where are brands are present here. If you can’t find the answer to your questions then email us here.
- Where can I find information about your manufacturing processes?
We look closely at the way we design, source, produce, package, distribute and use our coffee and tea to ensure that throughout the lifecycle of our products we minimise the impact we have on the environment. You can read more detail on this in the sustainability section of our website.
- What is your position on social responsibility?
Our long-term vision is to use only certified coffee and tea in our blends. Already, we are the world's largest buyer of UTZ CERTIFIED coffee and tea and every year we buy increasing volumes of certified commodities. We support small farmers via the Douwe Egberts Foundation and we are active participants in the food industry’s main sustainability initiatives.
- Can I already apply to work for D.E MASTER BLENDERS 1753?
Yes, you can view and apply for open positions in our careers section here.
- Where are D.E MASTER BLENDERS 1753’s headquarters?
Our headquarters are situated in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The address can be found here.
- Where can I find more information about D.E MASTER BLENDERS 1753?
We will add more content to this website as we get closer to becoming an independent company. Please visit us regularly to get the latest information available.
- Can I subscribe to news alerts from D.E MASTER BLENDERS 1753?
Yes. You can sign up to our news and event alert service here.
- My question isn’t answered here, how can I get in contact for additional information?
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