Barrett Distribution Centers is proud to announce an operating agreement with E.D. & F. Man Company, brokers of sugar, cocoa, molasses and coffee beans. Man is based in London, and has offices in 35 countries. Their U.S. headquarters are currently in Manhattan, but they will move to Miami in January as it is closer to the epicenter of their South American sugar business. The E.D. & F. Man Company has a multi-year agreement with the Mexican government to produce sugar, but they also buy the commodity from several other countries both north and south of the equator. The sugar is loaded on vessels, and in the northeast is brought into the Port of Albany for distribution. Barrett transports the cargo (packaged in “super sacks”) from the port to our newest distribution center, a 350,000 square foot foodgrade facility in Albany.