EI offers imported, artisan and domestic cheeses that can make any store unique in its marketplace. With a 2,000 square foot cheese-cutting and wrapping facility, EI provides cheese to the traditional deli as well as the grab-n-go convenience coolers.
The 1997 acquisition of Wild Game Inc., launched the distribution of 500 specialty and exotic meat and charcuterie items such as venison, buffalo, ostrich, game birds, all natural pate, sausages and foie gras. Originally geared toward the foodservice trade, growth in this segment includes retail packaged products.
EI's niche in the industry is its range of perishable and shelf stable specialty foods for both the retail and foodservice segments. Product lines include: imported and domestic specialty cheese, exotic fresh meat and game, salami, pate and seafood, chocolate, par-baked bread, pastry ingredients, non-alcoholic beverages, and a diversified selection of shelf stable goods such as oil, vinegar, cookies, pasta and much more.
In 2000, EI acquired the license to the "Life in Provence" line of French specialty foods. Growth of this line extends into several categories while preserving the concept of the Provencal way of living. Lines from countries associated with "epicurean delicacies" include: Amber Valley from the UK, Cucina Viva from Italy, Chi Bao from Asia, Cocina Selecta from Spain, Le Village from France and Love of Fare from the United States.