Just Born Quality Confections and Cémoi Inc. New York, a subsidiary of CEMOI Group of Perpignan, France, are partnering to expand the French chocolate products to the United States.

Pennsylvania-based Just Born will fully represent Cémoi and help bring awareness of the chocolate to defined customers, while offering in-depth knowledge in the market.

Founded by and operating under similar principles, this collaboration brings two like-minded companies together. Both Cémoi and Just Born are family-run, community-driven businesses that take into consideration the ecological and sustainability impact they have on the environment and the products they manufacture.

“We believe that both Just Born and Cémoi will greatly benefit from combining the two companies’ strengths in the integrated sales partnership,” says Matthew Pye, v.p. of corporate affairs. “This collaboration gives our loyal customers access to a larger selection of products that we know they’ll love.”

Cémoi, founded in 1814, has more than 200 years of heritage and is considered the French Industrial Chocolate Expert. The company uses a unique hands-on approach through their Transprence Program, which allows them to be heavily involved in the selection of the beans by working directly with cocoa bean farmers. This first-hand approach continues throughout all stages of the production process from selecting the bean to the actual finished product.

Just Born opened in 1923 as a chocolate company selling French style chocolates, since founder Sam Born learned the art of making chocolates in France before he immigrated to the United States. This opportunity to partner with Cémoi brings Just Born full circle back to its roots.

Just Born will also carry Cémoi premium chocolate bars and truffles at its three PEEPS & COMPANY brick and mortar stores, located in Center Valley, Pa., National Harbor, Md., and Mall of America, Minn. As well as on its website