Libbey Inc. and the European-based companies Spiegelau and Nachtmann have announced an agreement in which Libbey will become the exclusive distributor of Spiegelau and Nachtmann glassware and serveware products to the U.S. foodservice industry, effective February 1, 2013.
Through this exclusive agreement, Libbey Inc. – the leading supplier of tableware to the U.S. foodservice industry, including glassware dinnerware and flatware products – will be offering new premium brand glassware choices for U.S. foodservice customers. Considered the “The Class of Glass,” Spiegelau is known for its fine stemware and other premium drinkware assortments. Nachtmann offers a variety of upscale serveware, decorative products, stemware, and drinkware for finer dining establishments.
“We are so pleased that Spiegelau and Nachtmann will be joining the Libbey family. This agreement directly supports our strategic goal to further grow our business in the foodservice industry,” says Stephanie Streeter, chief executive officer, Libbey, Inc. “These new choices for stemware and serveware certainly extend our high quality premium offerings. We can now provide our foodservice customers with the broadest tabletop choices available in the U.S.”
“Three great brands are joining together to fully serve the U.S. foodservice industry,” says Richard Voit, managing director, Spiegelau and Nachtmann. “We were attracted to Libbey because they possess many of the same attributes as Spiegelau and Nachtmann including a strong heritage and a reputation for high quality products. That, combined with a high performing sales team and effective distribution network, makes this agreement a mutually beneficial arrangement.”