is an online retailer and leading importer of specialties from Germany and throughout Europe, providing items, which are hard to find at local markets, available to consumers who seek the foods they enjoyed while living and traveling in Europe. is pleased to announce the acquisition of President Terri Nelson founded with her husband, Peter Nelson, in the 1990s. After her husband passed away in 2010, Nelson sold the business to her brother, who operated the chocolate importer until last month.

“When my brother decided he wanted to pursue other ventures, it felt only natural to bring the brand home,” says Nelson. “Together, the companies will reach a larger audience with a continued commitment to bringing the finest specialty foods to consumers in the United States.”

Under Nelson’s ownership, and will now be the largest importer of Lebkuchen Schmidt in the United States. In addition, the online retailer will offer traditional holiday specialties from Asbach Uralt Brandy Chocolates, Reber Chocolate Specialties, Niederegger, Underberg, Possmann, and Gerstacker from Germany.   They will also feature delicacies from Italy, Denmark, Scotland, the United Kingdom, France and selected specialty items from the United States. and offer custom services, such as gift wrapping and handwritten greeting cards. Both English and German speaking customer service representatives are available to handle orders and answer questions.

Terri Nelson has more than 25 years in the gourmet food and specialty liquor business. Prior to and, Nelson worked side-by-side with her husband Peter Nelson at Niche Import Co., which he founded in 1992, managing the specialty food business. She is also the proprietor of Phoenix Wine and Spirits, importers of specialty wines and spirits.