Word from
Ceisa President

CEISA (the Circle of Specialty Food Distributors), is a close collaboration of worldwide food & beverage marketing and distribution companies that offer the world’s finest and most exclusive food and beverage products.

Only one distributor per country can be appointed and the final decision for membership rests on the company’s reputation in their respective market. Before admitting any new CEISA member, a thorough evaluation of the company and its’ marketing position is conducted by our board of directors.

Currently, CEISA encompasses 18 members, representing countries on the continents of northern and central Europe, Australia, Africa and North & South America.

At least once per year, members get together informally for meetings, networking, and to discuss new products, suppliers and food trends. These are usually held in a different CEISA member’s country each time.

Members also meet casually at various international food & beverage shows held all over the world, such as the ISM, ANUGA and SIAL.

Hannes Winkelbauer


CEISA members have in-depth Market knowledge and product know-how to develop strong brands for their clients.

We handle each brand as if it is our own, by employing proven marketing concepts which coordinate manufacturers’ ideas with the requirements of local markets. Also, highly trained, experienced and committed sales and distribution specialists are available to meet all sectors of the trade.

In the interest of the brand, each new product is carefully evaluated for market suitability, growth potential and achievable volume. Today, market research, in accordance with different national criteria, ensures a product’s success for both manufacturer and the trade.

Our motto is “think global, act local”. This applies to all CEISA members. Extensive knowledge of their markets, combined with frequent exchanges of important information on the international market trends are major advantages to manufacturers and trade partners who appoint a CEISA member for their brands.

Working with a Ceisa member ensures the best information and product knowledge available, and of course the finest foods available in the market.

If you’re a food manufacturer or supplier looking to grow your brand, working with a CEISA member can ensure success. To contact a current member for their market click here.