As we move into a fast-paced era of instant fulfillment and social commerce, Epoca maintains a firm commitment to quality, providing unrivaled service and a keen understanding of the 21st-century consumer, resulting in a strong and continuing history of growth. Our strengths are in our retailer relationships, commitment to operational excellence and ﬂexibility to meet the needs of an ever-evolving, digitally influenced marketplace.
Henry Melzer returns home from WWII. With an extraordinary linguistic ability, Henry becomes a partner in Remco, an international import/export firm selling housewares products from around the world.
Henry Melzer and associates establish Vandel International, specializing in distributing housewares to domestic retailers. Henry’s son Steven joins the firm.
Epoca is founded by Steven, concentrating on Italian made imports.
Epoca obtains the North American distribution rights for Ballarini, a renowned Italian cookware brand.
The Primula brand is launched as a distributor of espresso coffee makers, and Epoca expands its distribution facilities. Steven’s son Brian, joins the firm.
Primula Tea experiences impressive growth as the world’s largest purveyor of flowering teas.
Epoca refocuses its manufacturing efforts to China with the launch of Ecolution cookware and develops Hydrolon, the world’s first water based, PFOA free, nontoxic nonstick coating.
Epoca continues to expand its presence in China, opening regional offices, increasing capabilities in sourcing, engineering, manufacturing, QC and merchandising.
Epoca marks its 20th anniversary with a company wide restructuring and moves its corporate headquarters to Boca Raton, FL.
Primula and Ecolution experience accelerated growth with new product launches and expands into additional categories.
Epoca partners with celebrity chefs and personalities to create new lines of housewares.
Primula receives its first Good Design Award for the Flavor-It 3-in-1 Beverage System in 2013.
Epoca secures a licensing agreement with Time, Inc., launching Cooking Light branded cookware, bakeware and kitchen accessories.
Epoca expands its workforce as it moves into new state-of-the-art global headquarters, expands its national footprint with a new office in Bentonville, AK and expands their warehouse facilities into two new locations.
Ecolution receives a Good Design Award for the Microwave Popcorn Popper.
Steven’s son Joshua, joins the firm.
Epoca begins strategic partnership with BuzzFeed, innovating in social commerce, bringing the largest social media brand, Tasty, to Walmart.
The Primula brand receives two additional Good Design Awards as well as a Red Dot Product Design Award.
Continuing to embrace the social commerce business model, Epoca is granted licensing for the BuzzFeed lifestyle brand Goodful.
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