Coppola Foods (the “Company”), a third generation Italian food family business from Salerno, in the South of Italy, is proud to be part of a selected number of businesses involved in the Italian governmental programme promoting true Italian made food products and directed against false, or Italian sounding products. This programme is developed by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development in collaboration with Federalimentare, the association of Italian food companies, and organised by Promuovi Italia SpA.
In Moscow, the Company will participate at the PRODEXPO, the leading international event for the food industry in Russia, from 11th to 15th of February 2013, presenting at the institutional stand of the Italian Ministry of Economic Development. The Company will also contribute with its premium Coppola products, including tomatoes, legumes, olive oil and pasta, to the seminars and cooking events which will be held at the stand in collaboration with the chefs from several top local Italian restaurants.
In addition, Coppola’s products will also be available on the menus of five top Italian restaurants in Moscow which have been selected as partners of this initiative in Russia.
Coppola’s line includes 100% Italian canned tomatoes grown in Southern Italy; traditional Italian legumes, packed in water with no salt added; extra virgin olive oil made from 100% Italian olives collected and milled in Southern Italy; and, 100% durum wheat semolina pasta made according to age-old quality traditions from Campania, shaped using bronze dies and slow-dried at low temperatures in order to keep the pasta proteinic and organoleptic properties unaltered.
Ernesto Coppola, Managing Director of Coppola Foods, has commented: “We are incredibly honoured to be involved in this campaign and work together with the Italian government and Federalimentare promoting true Italian quality and skills. It is estimated that two out of three food products sold outside of Italy as Italian are false or Italian sounding, totalling to an annual turnover of c.€60bn. Food is part of our national identity and represents a still unexploited resource, especially for the Southern regions of Italy. Russia is an important and exciting market that provides significant potential for growth. We hope that our traditional Italian staples will take its firm place in Russian cooking and will be enjoyed with family and friends.”For further information, images, or samples please contact Maria Suleymanova tel: +44 (0) 7985 282 492email: maria @ coppolafoods.comtwitter: @coppolafoodswebsite: www.coppolafoods.com
Coppola Foods is an Italian family business, with a long tradition of quality food products manufacturing and distribution. Our heritage dates back to 1908 when the Coppola family started serving and trading food in Mercato San Severino, Salerno, Italy. In 1952, Ernesto Coppola began canning and selling for the export markets the ripe and flavourful San Marzano tomatoes grown in the area. Today, as the third generation of the Coppola family, we continue to be passionate about food and deliver authentic Italian staples that are the cornerstones of the Mediterranean diet.
All our products are produced in Italy, using only all-natural and high-quality ingredients.