Conserve Italia Sees 40% Growth In Sale Of Organic Products
Bologna-based cooperative Conserve Italia has reported a 40% year-on-year growth in the sale of organic products, with turnover reaching €180 million in Europe in the first 10 months of its business year 2018/2019.
Germany, France, and the United Kingdom registered the highest growth during this period, the company said.
Recently, Conserve Italia launched a new line of Cirio tomatoes for French consumers, available in peeled tomatoes, mashed tomatoes, and organic pulp.
The 'Toscana' range of Cirio tomatoes has been introduced in Germany and will focus on the 'evocative appeal' of the Italian region.
The range includes purees and pulps made exclusively from tomatoes cultivated in the company's farms in Grosseto and processed in the Italian town of Albinia.
A Market Leader
Food processing cooperative Conserve Italia is a market leader in Italy, involving 14,000 agricultural producers and processing over 600,000 tonnes of fruit, tomatoes, and vegetables in its 12 production plants.
The aggregate turnover of the Conserve Italia Group is around €900 million.
The company owns food products brands such as Cirio, Valfrutta, Yoga, Derby Blue, and Jolly Colombani.
It also sells organic products under private-label brands.
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