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About Us 2018-01-17T22:04:42+00:00

ABOUT US.

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.

Heritage

OUR HERITAGE

Manufacturing

RESPONSIBLE MANUFACTURING

Good Design Award

AWARDS

OUR HERITAGE.

1946
1971
1991
1994
1995-2000
2007
2008
2009
2011
2012-2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

1946

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.

1971

Henry Melzer and associates establish Vandel International, specializing in distributing housewares to domestic retailers. Henry’s son Steven joins the firm.

1991

Epoca is founded by Steven, concentrating on Italian made imports.

1994

Epoca obtains the North American distribution rights for Ballarini, a renowned Italian cookware brand.

1995-2000

The Primula brand is launched as a distributor of espresso coffee makers, and Epoca expands its distribution facilities.

2007

Primula Tea experiences impressive growth as the world’s largest purveyor of flowering teas.

2008

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.

2009

Epoca continues to expand its presence in China, opening regional offices, increasing capabilities in sourcing, engineering, manufacturing, QC and merchandising.

2011

Epoca marks its 20th anniversary with a company wide restructuring and moves its corporate headquarters to Boca Raton, FL.

2012-2014

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.

2015

Epoca secures a licensing agreement with Time, Inc., launching Cooking Light branded cookware, bakeware and kitchen accessories.

2016

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.

2017

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.

2018

Continuing to embrace the social commerce business model, Epoca is granted licensing for the BuzzFeed lifestyle brand Goodful.

RESPONSIBLE MANUFACTURING.

Regional Offices
Operations Headquarters

Ningbo, China

Guangzhou, China

Yongkang, China

Worldwide Headquarters
Dedicated Walmart Office

Boca Raton, Florida, USA

Bentonville, Arkansas, USA

GLOBAL DESIGN AWARDS.

It is an honor to be recognized for our forward-thinking designs.

Flavor-It 3-in-1 Beverage System
Good Design 2013

Micro Pop Popcorn Popper

Ecolution® Micro Pop Microwave Popcorn Popper
Good Design 2016

Burke Cold brew Carafe

Primula® Burke Cold Brew Coffee Maker
Red Dot Product Design Award 2017

Park Pour Over

Primula® Park Pour Over Coffee Set
Good Design 2017

addison tea steeper

Primula® Addison Glass Tea Steeper
Good Design 2017