ANTICA PASTERIA REBRANDS AUTHENTIC ITALIAN FREE-RANGE EGG PASTA LINE

Elizabeth, New Jersey— Antica Pasteria has a new look for their line of authentic 100% Italian fresh free-range egg pasta. Made with only top-quality durum wheat semolina and free-range eggs, Antica Pasteria has been crafting pasta in Venice since 1937. Today, the fourth generation of pasta makers runs the family company, working hard to carry on the tradition of fresh, healthy and delicious pasta. Free of added preservatives, artificial flavors and hydrogenated fats, Antica Pasteria is crafted according to time-honored artisanal techniques in Italy. “Naturalmente Italiana” is the simple statement that characterized the brand’s values. With 30 years of international experience, Antica Pasteria is adept at working with private labels and markets of every size. Giulia Angoscini, Atalanta Business Development Analyst, explains the rebranding; “ We worked closely with Antica Pasteria to update the packaging for the U.S. market. The design is sleek, eye-catching and immediately grabs your attention.”

Highlighted products include Ricotta & Spinach Tortelloni, made using a centuries-old recipe combining the finest Italian whole milk ricotta with fresh, leafy green spinach, wrapped inside the pasta.
Porcini Mushroom Ravioli is an all-natural fresh egg pasta stuffed with marinated chunks of wild porcini mushrooms from the hillsides of northern Italy. Gnocchi, lasagna sheets, linguine, tagliatelle and more are also available in brand new packaging, as well as other varieties of tortelloni and ravioli. The pasta is available in retailers nationwide.

ANTICA PASTERIA REBRANDS AUTHENTIC ITALIAN FREE-RANGE EGG PASTA LINE

September 12 2019

CELEBRITY® GOAT CHEESE & LENBERG FARMS WIN AWARDS AT THE AMERICAN CHEESE SOCIETY CONFERENCE

Elizabeth, New Jersey— Atalanta and its exclusive suppliers Mariposa Dairy and Quality Cheese won multiple awards at the 36th annual American Cheese Society competition, held in Richmond, Virginia from July 31 until August 3, 2019.
The American Cheese Society (ACS) is the leader in promoting and supporting American cheeses, providing the cheese community with educational resources and networking opportunities, while encouraging the highest standards of cheesemaking. This year’s Judging & Competition, the largest competition of its kind for American-made cheeses, saw 1,742 entries.

Celebrity® Goat Cheese Original won 2nd place among fresh rind-less goat’s milk cheeses, its third award in the last several years. Celebrity® Goat Salted Butter won 3rd place in the goat’s milk butter category.

From Lenberg Farms™, Ashlyn, a creamy chèvre made from Canadian goat’s milk enveloped in a delicate white, bloomy rind, and bisected by a layer of vegetable ash, took home 3rd place among soft ripened cheese made from goat’s milk. Over the past several years Ashlyn has also received awards from The International Cheese & Dairy Awards and the Canadian Royal Cheese Awards. Ashlyn is a collaboration between Mariposa Dairy and Quality Cheese.

Tania is a Tuscan-style sheep’s milk cheese from Lenberg Farms™, made with 100% Ontario sheep’s milk. Aged for six months, the cheese develops a semi-firm, smooth texture and a mellow flavor with earthy undertones. Tania won 2nd place for sheep’s milk cheeses aged over 60 days.

Atalanta is an exclusive partner of Mariposa Dairy, a premium cheese company in southern Ontario, Canada. In 2009, Atalanta along with Mariposa Dairy launched Lenberg Farms, their artisanal brand featuring cheeses that require aging—goat and sheep’s milk cheese.

Quality Cheese Inc. is a Canadian cheese producer and an exclusive partner with Atalanta. They are a distributor and retailer of Italian specialty cheese and cheese snack products. Incorporated in 1988, the company produces a large selection of specialty cheese for the retail and food service sectors.

CELEBRITY® GOAT CHEESE & LENBERG FARMS WIN AWARDS AT THE AMERICAN CHEESE SOCIETY CONFERENCE

August 13 2019

DEMEDICI CELEBRATES 40 YEARS!

Elizabeth, New Jersey— This year, DeMedici Imports announced its 40th anniversary as an importer and distributor of specialty foods. From its small, 1979 beginnings in Sugarloaf, NY, it has grown to be a leader in taste education for the specialty food industry. DeMedici was the first company to import Tuscan extra virgin olive oil to the USA retail market with Badia a Coltibuono Tuscan extra-virgin olive oil. They continued to expand their collection of notable brands of oils, balsamic vinegars, wine and fruit vinegars, pasta, sea salts and more from Italy, France, Spain and Greece. Today, DeMedici's team of experts travel the Mediterranean to explore trends and discover the very best for the USA markets.

DEMEDICI CELEBRATES 40 YEARS!

May 17 2019

Elizabeth, New Jersey— This year, DeMedici Imports announced its 40th anniversary as an importer and distributor of specialty foods. From its small, 1979 beginnings in Sugarloaf, NY, it has grown to be a leader in taste education for the specialty food industry. DeMedici was the first company to import Tuscan extra virgin olive oil to the USA retail market with Badia a Coltibuono Tuscan extra-virgin olive oil. They continued to expand their collection of notable brands of oils, balsamic vinegars, wine and fruit vinegars, pasta, sea salts and more from Italy, France, Spain and Greece. Today, DeMedici's team of experts travel the Mediterranean to explore trends and discover the very best for the USA markets.

DeMedici's Executive Vice President, Steve Kaufman contributes the success of the company with strong brand partnerships and Atalanta's committed support. "Two things make DeMedici unique," states Steve Kaufman, Executive Vice President of DeMedici Imports. "First, we have a strong foundation of well known brands that were built on a philosophy of offering only the best of the best quality from the greater Mediterranean region-- not solely one country. Second, we have the commitment from Atalanta to live up to the original philosophy started 40 years ago."

In 2007, DeMedici was purchased by the Gellert Global Group thereby expanding their channels to a wider audience for their specialty products. In 2015, DeMedici officially became a division of Atalanta. Through growth and change, DeMedici has remained committed to its core mission – to honor a rich legacy of traditional, quality artisan food production passed down for generations.

"Looking to the future", Tom Gellert, President at Atalanta Corporation, says, "Our ongoing success depends on respecting traditional, artisan methods, but also embracing innovative techniques and products that combine both the traditional and modern approach to the highest quality specialty products."

The company looks forward to future success for itself, its partners, and its community.

Visit DeMedici at the National Restaurant Show to sample their FABI 2019 Award Product, A L'Olivier Basque Red Pepper Fruit Vinegar. National Restaurant Association Show: Booth #2409. At the Summer Fancy Food Show in June visit the DeMedici booth to celebrate their 40 years of growth and success with the team. Summer Fancy Food Show: Booth #2360. 

DECA & OTTO DULCE DE LECHE WINS GOLD SOFI AWARD

Elizabeth, New Jersey— The Specialty Food Association’s sofi™ Awards have been honoring the best in specialty food for 47 years. On May 1, 2019, Deca & Otto Dulce de Leche, made with 100% Colombian water buffalo milk, was honored with a GOLD sofi™ Award in the Dessert Sauce, Topping or Syrup Category. Winners were selected through a blind tasting process by a panel of 60 expert judges, including chefs, culinary instructors, recipe developers, food journalists and specialty food buyers. Products were evaluated on taste, ingredient quality and innovation—honorees are true innovators in their categories.

DECA & OTTO DULCE DE LECHE WINS GOLD SOFI AWARD

May 06 2019

Elizabeth, New Jersey— The Specialty Food Association's sofi™ Awards have been honoring the best in specialty food for 47 years. On May 1, 2019, Deca & Otto Dulce de Leche, made with 100% Colombian water buffalo milk, was honored with a GOLD sofi™ Award in the Dessert Sauce, Topping or Syrup Category. Winners were selected through a blind tasting process by a panel of 60 expert judges, including chefs, culinary instructors, recipe developers, food journalists and specialty food buyers. Products were evaluated on taste, ingredient quality and innovation—honorees are true innovators in their categories.

Deca & Otto Dulce de Leche is the most sophisticated version of the traditional South American milk caramel spread. For an elegant texture and captivating flavor, 100% grass-fed water buffalo milk from Colombia is carefully heated and gently sweetened. The result is a decadent confection with a silky and smooth texture, a glossy-bronze color and a natural sweet taste. It is mostly used and enjoyed as a topping for desserts such as, ice creams and custards or used to enhance cakes, pastries and cheesecakes. Buffalo milk has 30% less cholesterol than other milks, plus more protein and a significant amount of calcium. The product is low in sodium, all-natural and wonderful drizzled on an apple or enjoyed straight from a spoon.

Deca & Otto crafts dairy products strictly from 100% grass fed water buffalo, who roam free on their own Colombian farms. Preservatives and antibiotics are never used. Their product line includes Burrata, Ciliegine and Dulce de Leche. Deca & Otto Dulce de Leche will be showcased at Atalanta Booth #2336 at the Specialty Food Association's Summer Fancy Food Show, which is held at the Javits Center in New York City from June 23-June 25, 2019.

Founded in 1945, Atalanta is the largest privately held food importer in the United States. Atalanta is a part of the Gellert Global Group, a third-generation family-owned business which consists of many of the leading North American food importing companies and has imported fine food products for over 100 years. Deca & Otto Dulce de Leche marks Atalanta's seventh sofi™ Award since 2014.

A L’OLIVIER BASQUE PEPPER FRUIT VINEGAR WINS FOOD AND BEVERAGE (FABI) AWARD FOR BREAKING NEW GROUND

Elizabeth, New Jersey— Each year, The National Restaurant Association Show names the winners of the Food and Beverage (FABI Awards), recognizing food and beverage products that innovate in taste, creativity, packaging and profit potential. On March 7, the 2019 FABI award winners were announced. These important products will shape the future of taste throughout the industry for years to come. De Medici’s A L’Olivier Basque Pepper Fruit Vinegar was honored with this distinction. Since 2014, DeMedici and their parent company Atalanta have received ten FABI’s, with De Medici recognized for several FABI’s for their innovative products.

This year, De Medici Imports celebrated its 40th anniversary as an importer and distributor of specialty foods. Founded in 1979, this fine vinegar represents De Medici’s mission to source premium products crafted by artisans who produce the best quality the world has to offer.

“We’re proud to be recognized with this FABI,” says De Medici Imports Executive Vice President Steve Kaufman. “It is one of the greatest validations for this truly innovative product from our long-time partner A L’Olivier.”

Since 1822, A L’Olivier has been a purveyor of extra-virgin olive oils and vinegars to refined Parisian palates. With beautifully presented products and a world-renowned reputation for quality, their product line has expanded over time to include infused olives oils and fresh fruit vinegars, like this Basque Pepper Fruit Vinegar. Crafted with bell peppers and the famous Piment d’Espelette pepper of the Basque region, it’s a mix of 40% fruit pulp and premium white wine vinegar. The fresh fruit pulp’s vibrant flavor delivers until the bottle’s last drop, whether it’s used to glaze a rack of lamb, add a pop of flavor to roasted chicken or brighten up grilled calamari. The fruit vinegar also makes a great salad dressing when paired with extra-virgin olive oil and sea salt, and a fun addition to a Bloody Mary.

Thomas Gellert, President of Atalanta, states, “one of our company’s core values is to ‘live by innovation’ and we are very excited and proud to be once again recognized by the National Restaurant Association for A L’Olivier’s Basque Pepper Fruit Vinegar. This is our tenth FABI award and our team continues to strive to find the most innovative specialty partners and products.”

A L’Olivier Basque Pepper Fruit Vinegar will be highlighted at the 2019 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, which will take place May 18-21 in Chicago at McCormick Place. Show attendees will be able to sample A L’Olivier Basque Pepper Fruit Vinegar at FABI Award Tasting events and at the Atalanta Booth #2409. We look forward to seeing you there.

A L’OLIVIER BASQUE PEPPER FRUIT VINEGAR WINS FOOD AND BEVERAGE (FABI) AWARD FOR BREAKING NEW GROUND

March 20 2019

ATALANTA’S EXCLUSIVE BRITISH CHEESE BRAND BELTON FARM LAUNCHES NEW RANGE

Elizabeth, New Jersey— Great British Cheesemaker Belton Farm is excited to introduce a new branded range of six, regional British cheese. These cheeses are handcrafted by the skilled Belton Farm Cheesemakers who use free-range local milk from small family farms and pride themselves on their cheesemaking heritage and provenance. Their skills and knowledge were confirmed after defeating over 5,000 dairy entries to be crowned Supreme Champion at the 2018 International Cheese Awards held in Nantwich, Cheshire.

When asked about the partnership with Belton Farm, Thomas Gellert, President of Atalanta, stated, “As a 3rd generation family-owned business, we are honored to partner with Belton Farm, a 3rd generation family of cheesemakers. We respect and are humbled by their success- consistently winning international acclaimed awards and yet at the same time we understand their drive and passion for high quality care they put into every piece of cheese. We are proud to be associated with such a quality cheesemaker and are confident that our partnership will be a success!”

These are the new products on offer, available in a 6.3 oz pre-pack from the Belton Farm Great British Cheese Brand:
• Cheshire: Light and crumbly texture with subtle hints of fresh citrus
• Double Gloucester: Smooth texture with a creamy, buttery flavor
• Sage Derby: Creamy Derby cheese marbled with a delicate sage infusion
• Double Gloucester Onion and Chive: Smooth and buttery Double Gloucester infused with onion and chives
• Port Wine Derby: Creamy Derby cheese marbled with a delicate Port infusion
• Saxonshire: A delicious combination of the Brit’s five favorite regional cheese: Cheddar, Derby, Double Gloucester, Red Leicester and Cheshire layered to perfection - a true taste sensation

Commenting on the new launch Justin Becket, Managing Director, of Belton Farm, said, “The Belton Farm brand has been an established specialty cheese brand in the U.S. for over 25 years and is well known for its quality. This specially selected 6.3 oz pre-pack range gives customers choice and flexibility.”

Belton Farm, working alongside UK export partners Coombe Castle International, has joined forces with Atalanta Corporation to deliver their award-winning range of classic, contemporary and vat-made Great British Cheese to customers and consumers state-wide. The new Belton Farm cheese range will be available from early April as 6.3 oz (179g) retail pre-packs.

About Belton Farm
Owned since 1922 by the Beckett family, cheese has been made at Belton Farm for nearly a century. Located in the stunning Shropshire countryside just outside Whitchurch, Belton Farm is an independent family-run business which produces a comprehensive range of great tasting classic and contemporary Great British cheese. Cheese is stocked by leading retailers, specialist cheesemongers and delicatessens across the UK and also exported to many countries across the globe including USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia and Europe.

ATALANTA’S EXCLUSIVE BRITISH CHEESE BRAND BELTON FARM LAUNCHES NEW RANGE

February 25 2019

SWISS CHALET FINE FOODS TO JOIN ATALANTA

Elizabeth, New Jersey— In 2019, Swiss Chalet Fine Foods will become a division of Atalanta Corporation. Founded in 1945, Atalanta is the largest privately held food importer in the United States. Atalanta is a part of the Gellert Global Group, a third-generation family-owned business which consists of many of the leading North American food importing companies and has been involved in importing food products for over 100 years.

Swiss Chalet Fine Foods was founded by Hans and Claire Baumann in 1968 with the goal of bringing fine European and imported ingredients to the foodservice industry. Swiss Chalet has been a Gellert Global Group member company since 2007. Throughout its history, Swiss Chalet has been known to bring quality ingredients and specialty foods to chefs nationwide and is a key ally to foodservice operators and in-store bakeries to assist on upgrading their product offerings.
“The combination of Swiss Chalet Fine Foods and Atalanta will better enable us to be a part of more food experiences” says Tom Gellert, President of Atalanta.“We will leverage the strengths of both organizations—our people and our products- to achieve greater success.”
The move will further strengthen Swiss Chalet’s position as a top specialty ingredients supplier to the foodservice industry. Together with Swiss Chalet’s diverse portfolio and Atalanta’s highly respected standing, the company will be well equipped for long-term success. Atalanta plans to enhance its reach across various channels, such as national chain restaurants, retail, and manufacturing. The Gellert Global Group continues to grow and leverage its companies to better meet the needs of the food industry.

For more information on Swiss Chalet Fine Foods visit: www.scff.com

SWISS CHALET FINE FOODS TO JOIN ATALANTA

February 20 2019

Acquisition of Anco Fine Foods & Corman Ship Supplies

The Gellert Global Group is proud to announce the acquisition of two business units from Schratter Foods. Anco Fine Cheese will strengthen our position as a leading cheese importer. Corman Ship Supplies will better position Swiss Chalet the rapidly growing Cruise Line sales channel.

Acquisition of Anco Fine Foods & Corman Ship Supplies

February 06 2018

Elizabeth, NJ, February 5, 2018- Atalanta Corporation, a leading specialty food importer has acquired ANCO Fine Cheese – a business unit from Schratter Foods Inc.

The All Nations Cheese Organization (ANCO) is one of the largest and broadest specialty cheese importers in the US.

Tom Gellert, President of Atalanta, said "For decades, ANCO has been one of the most established importers of specialty cheese to the US. Together with Atalanta's own rich history, we have a unique opportunity to solidify our position as leaders in the specialty cheese and deli categories."

Atalanta and The Gellert Global Group are looking forward to gaining great synergies from ANCO's network of strong relationships with suppliers, customers, and the addition of a great team of people.

Miami, FL: February 5, 2018- Swiss Chalet Fine Foods, a leading importer and distributor of chef-inspired sweet and savory ingredients, announced the acquisition of Corman Ship Supplies – a business unit of Schratter Foods Inc.

Corman Ship Supplies is a distribution network dedicated to the growing Cruise Line Industry. This acquisition will enable Swiss Chalet to increase their offerings and service levels to the Cruise Line industry across the country.

Commenting on the announcement, President of Swiss Chalet Fine Foods, Steven D'Onofrio said, "I am excited to bring Corman into Swiss Chalet, their history of tailored service to the Cruise Lines will allow us to expand our reach to this growing market segment."

Swiss Chalet looks forward to gaining synergies from Corman's network of strong relationships with suppliers, customers, and the addition of a great team of people".

Atalanta Wins Top Awards at ACS

Elizabeth, NJ- Atalanta took home 6 ribbons at the 2015 American Cheese Society Competition, including two for First Place. Hosted in Providence, Rhode Island on July 31, 2015, the ACS held one of the biggest events of its kind, featuring 1,600+ American artisan and specialty cheeses. 267 companies submitted 1 ,779 products for the judging & competition.

Atalanta Wins Top Awards at ACS

August 06 2015

ATALANTA WINS TOP AWARDS AT THE 2015 AMERICAN CHEESE SOCIETY COMPETITION

Elizabeth, NJ- Atalanta took home 6 ribbons at the 2015 American Cheese Society Competition, including two for First Place. Hosted
in Providence, Rhode Island on July 31, 2015, the ACS held one of the biggest events of its kind, featuring 1,600+ American artisan and specialty cheeses. 267 companies submitted 1 ,779 products for the judging & competition.

Atalanta's Canadian partner, Mariposa Dairy took home several honors for its artisanal lines. Celebrity™ Original Goat Cheese, acclaimed for its wonderful creamy texture and recognized for its distinctively tangy taste, won First Place in the category of Fresh Rindless Goat's Milk Cheese Aged 0-30 days. This 100% Ontario goat's milk cheese is an exceptional product and has won 2 years in a row at the ACS competition. Lenberg Farms Lindsay Bandaged Cheddar placed second in the category Cheddar Wrapped in Cloth, Linen-Aged over 12 months. This cheddar is handcrafted in small batches using premium Ontario goat's milk, resulting in a unique and delightful cheese. 

Quality Cheese, from Ontario, Canada took First Place in the Fresh Mozzarella-8 ounce category with their Bella Casara Buffalo Mozzarella, a slightly salty, milky, mozzarella. Second Place for Open Category–Fresh Unripened Cheeses-Made from Cows Milk went to Stracchino, a cheese described as Gorgonzola without the blue. Eiffel Tower Brie took 3rd Place for Soft-Ripened Cheeses, and Oxford Street Buffalo, was awarded 3rd Place for American Made/International Style Cheese made from Sheep's, Mixed or other Milks.


Atalanta's Vice President, Tom Gellert states, "We are so proud of our cheesemaker partners. This recognition is a reflection of the
passion that they bring to their craft."


ACS Judging & Competition awards are given to cheese and dairy products that have achieved technical excellence and exhibit the highest aesthetic qualities. Products are recognized for their achievements in flavor, aroma, texture and appearance. For more information, visit http://www.cheesejudging.org.

Gellert Global Group Founders Endow Food Safety Research Chair at Cornell University

Elizabeth, NJ – Gellert Global Group’s Chairman and CEO, George Gellert and family announced an endowment for the Department of Food Science at Cornell University – Ithaca, NY.

Gellert Global Group Founders Endow Food Safety Research Chair at Cornell University

June 16 2015

Elizabeth, NJ – Gellert Global Group's Chairman and CEO, George Gellert and family announced an endowment for the Department of Food Science at Cornell University – Ithaca, NY.

The gift has created a new professorship at the University that will focus on prevention and control of bacterial foodborne illnesses and zoonotic diseases passed from animals to humans, including public health threats.

Gellert Global Group (GGGroup) is one of the largest collections of privately held food importing companies in North America. GGGroup has been involved in importing food products for nearly 100 years with a focus on product integrity and food safety. Today, the global corporation has staff members visiting over 150 suppliers on an annual basis. Food Safety is paramount to the GGGroup companies. Their proactive approach includes an in-house six-member Quality Control and Food Safety team with three Cornellians all of which oversee the strict adherence to quality with all supplying parties and execute Environmental Testing Protocol for cheese plants and a FSMA Audit Scope.

Gellert, a Cornell graduate,(BA '60, MBA '62, J.D. '63), acknowledged the importance of Cornell, both in his family and company growth. "The association my family and I have had with Cornell has been a crucial element to our success in the food business. As leaders in the food industry, it is important to contribute to a business environment focused on food safety."

The Department of Food Science at Cornell University integrates the disciplines of chemistry, biology, nutrition, physiology, biotechnology and engineering to ensure that all people have access to healthy, affordable food.

In May, the program's first research chair was announced Martin Wiedmann, Ph.D. '97. Gellert congratulated the recipient, "It is a privilege for us to see that Cornell continues its leadership role in this discipline. Professor Wiedmann is one of the world's leading experts on foodborne illness and we are honored that he will be the inaugural appointee." Wiedmann is an internationally recognized expert on microorganisms that cause foodborne deaths.

For more information on Cornell visit www.cornell.edu and to learn more about the Gellert family visit www.gellertglobalgroup.com.

Press Contact: Elizabeth Ackmann
(908) 393-7451 | news@atalanta1.com

Atalanta Mifroma Launch PR 2015

Atalanta Corporation will debut a new line of Switzerland Specialty cheeses from Mifroma at the Specialty Food Association’s Summer Fancy Food Show in New York, NY, this June.

Atalanta Mifroma Launch PR 2015

June 02 2015

Elizabeth, NJ – Atalanta Corporation will debut a new line of Switzerland Specialty cheeses from Mifroma at the Specialty Food Association's Summer Fancy Food Show in New York, NY, this June. Mifroma Premium is a line of the best artisan cheeses made across Switzerland. Carefully chosen from the 26 cantons, or regions, each reflects a piece of Switzerland's history, terrain and food traditions.

Mifroma Premium cheeses are the result of centuries of artisan knowledge and skills married with the most modern quality control and production technologies. The lush Alpine pastures and mountainous terrain of Switzerland are ideal for the free-ranging herds that produce the milk used to make these Alpine specialties. Most Mifroma Premium cheeses are crafted by one single dairy, and some carry the AOP label. This name protection guarantees the cheeses' quality and origin. AOP products not only safeguard heritage recipes and techniques, but also protect the legacy of specialty producers for generations to come. 

"Mifroma has done an excellent job in the last four years to create and establish their premium brand and we cannot be more excited to be working hand in hand with them to take it to the next level," remarks John Rodger, Vice President of the Cheese & Specialty Deli Division at Atalanta. Besides the most exquisite edible tour of Switzerland Mifroma is proud to announce Adopt-an-Alp, launched under the Mifroma Premium umbrella. The program invites retailers to adopt their Alp of choice and witness the production of these ne cheeses during the summer months. The retailer commits to a certain quantity which will ensure an exclusive on their Alp cheeses for the fourth quarter.

Atalanta's launch of the Mifroma line will coincide with an advertising campaign in trade and consumer publications to promote the line.

Atalanta is the exclusive importer of Mifroma Premium cheeses. For more information on these items, please visit www.atalantacorp.com or www.mifroma.com and visit booth #2540 at the Summer Fancy Food Show June 28-30, Javits Center – New York, NY.

Press Contact: Elizabeth Ackmann
(908) 372-7451 news@atalanta1.com

Gellert Global Group Opens New Warehouse in Carson, California

Elizabeth, NJ - The Gellert Global Group has announced the opening of their new 204,000 square foot warehouse located in Carson, California. The Group consists of leading North American food importing companies and has been involved in importing food products for nearly 100 years.

Gellert Global Group Opens New Warehouse in Carson, California

May 15 2015

Elizabeth, NJ - The Gellert Global Group has announced the opening of their new 204,000 square foot warehouse located in Carson, California. The Group consists of leading North American food importing companies and has been involved in importing food products for nearly 100 years. Andy Gellert, President of Gellert Global Group, remarked on the recent expansion, "The new space is a great opportunity to increase our presence on the West Coast and become more productive and efficient, in order to better serve our customers and suppliers." The Group supplies the needs of retailers, distributors, foodservice chains, hotels, cruise
lines, and food manufacturers. The combined revenues of the Group exceed $1 billion.

The new complex, Gellert Global Group West, includes ambient storage for almost 10,000 pallet positions. There are three temperature controlled zones: a 65° chocolate room for Swiss Chalet that accomodates over 2,100 pallet positions, a 34° room with 2,200 pallet positions, and a -5° freezer with 246 pallet positions. The
building will also host a test kitchen, training room, and soon a custom bonded storage area. The new warehouse, located at 810 E. 233rd st. Carson, CA 90745, will be managed by West Logistics.

Atalanta Corporation and Swiss Chalet Fine Foods will be moving to this new West Coast facility from their current residence in neighboring Vernon. The building will also accomodate product inventory for The Group's members Camerican International and JF Braun. 

For more information on the Gellert Global Group, visit www.gellertglobalgroup.com, or for Atalanta Corporation, visit www.atalantacorp.com.

Atalanta Awarded 2015 FABI for Quinoa Innovations

Atalanta Corporation has received two honors for its Del Destino Ready to Eat Quinoa Salad and the Del Destino Ready to Eat Quinoa trays at this year’s Food and Beverage Innovations Awards. The 2015 FABI Awards will be presented at the National Restaurant Association Restaurant Show May 16-19 in Chicago, IL.

Atalanta Awarded 2015 FABI for Quinoa Innovations

April 22 2015

Elizabeth, NJ - Atalanta Corporation has received two honors for its Del Destino Ready to Eat Quinoa Salad and the Del Destino Ready to Eat Quinoa trays at this year's Food and Beverage Innovations Awards. The 2015 FABI Awards will be presented at the National Restaurant Association Restaurant Show May 16-19 in Chicago, IL.


The FABI Awards recognize products that are unique, original, and new to the foodservice market. Voted on by a diverse panel of foodservice professionals, the awards identify new products that allow operators to capitalize on today's consumer trends and support new profit opportunities.


The innovative quinoa products represent Atalanta's continued focus on quality ingredients and trend-setting ideas. Del Destino's Ready to Eat Quinoa Salad utilizes pre-cooked quinoa and premium vegetables, and is a shelf-stable and ready-to-eat meal available in five distinct flavor combinations. Both products deliver great taste and convenience in a nutritious, high-protein, vegetarian meal. Daniel Sanchez, Senior Product Manager at Atalanta Corporation, has been a pioneer of the quinoa trend at Atalanta. He reflects on the recent award: "Atalanta is proud to continuously think outside of the box about what can simplify customers' lives while still getting the best ingredients. Through months of research and dedication, we have created a unique, healthy, and beautiful all around ready-to-eat meal. Developing the proper packaging has been a long road, but the finished product is now what we consider a meal that is fresher, healthier, and better tasting than what can be prepared at home."


Atalanta introduced Del Destino Ready to Eat Quinoa trays in both red and white varieties that offer restaurants immediate menu integration in a revolutionary packaging. Requiring no additional cooking or preparation, this versatile, shelf-stable and ready-to-eat quinoa delivers outstanding taste, consistent preparation without added labor costs, and superior storage and handling capabilities.


The recent nod from the NRA is a back-to-back win for Atalanta who took home two awards for Sweety Drop Peppers and Pivetti Skura Nera Black Flour in 2014. Atalanta's Vice President and third generation member of the family-owned company, Tom Gellert, describes Atalanta's impression on the food industry. "For over 70 years we have strived to make an impact on the way people eat. We feel the four main ways to do this are to offer a product that can provide a health benefit to the consumer, is authentic, provides a pleasant taste, and is deliverable in a cost effective manner. We believe that we have succeeded with these products in all four ways."


Atalanta is the exclusive importer of Del Destino Ready to Eat Quinoa Salad and Ready to Eat Quinoa. For more information on these items, please visit www.atalantacorp.com or booth #1815 at the NRA Show, McCormick Place – Chicago, IL.

Press contact:
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Atalanta Corporation Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Atalanta Corporation, a food importer specializing in cheese, charcuterie, grocery and seafood products, will celebrate their 70th year as a third generation family-operated business in early 2015.

Atalanta Corporation Celebrates 70th Anniversary

January 05 2015

Elizabeth, NJ – Atalanta Corporation, a food importer specializing in cheese, charcuterie, grocery and seafood products, will celebrate their 70th year as a third generation family-operated business in early 2015.

Atalanta's success in the food industry began in 1945 importing Polish hams. The late Leon Rubin and Herbert Moeller incorporated Atalanta Trading Company in New York City looking to fill the void in the U.S. domestic food importing market. Much of Atalanta's early success was centered on key relations with the international community that garnered exclusive contracts with the imported meats and cheese markets. In 1970, the company rebranded into what is now Atalanta Corporation and in the late 1980s, their continued expansion in both product diversity and personnel prompted a move to its current headquarters in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Today, Atalanta continues to operate as a "family" with four Gellert family members working in the business along with an additional 260 employees, "More than 70% of family-run businesses don't survive through the first generation, and 80% don't survive through the second generation. We are now on our third generation. That's a milestone." remarked Atalanta Corporation CEO George G. Gellert.

To ensure that the business continues to thrive, Atalanta places resilience and adaptability at the forefront of their business model while continuing to build strong relations with both customers and suppliers. George reflected on Atalanta's growth, "We started as a company that imported Polish hams and seafood, even beef and wood products, and we've diversified to thousands of products over the years." George's son Thomas, current vice president of Atalanta, follows, "70 years is significant. To hit this milestone means we have been able to adapt as business demanded. We have had to have flexibility and strength to navigate the ups and downs over these seven decades. Few family businesses have been able to achieve this. We have had hundreds of hardworking, dedicated employees that have helped us get here. Loyal customers, supportive suppliers have all contributed to our success."

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Atalanta Products Recognized by the Prestigious FABI Awards

The National Restaurant Association has announced its annual award recipients of the 2014 Food & Beverage Innovations Awards to be presented at the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, with Atalanta receiving two top honors. As the exclusive importer, Atalanta will receive two 2014 FABI awards for its Pivetti Skura Nera Pizza Flour and Sweety Drop Peppers.

Atalanta Products Recognized by the Prestigious FABI Awards

March 11 2014

Elizabeth, NJ - The National Restaurant Association has announced its annual award recipients of the 2014 Food & Beverage Innovations Awards to be presented at the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, with Atalanta receiving two top honors. As the exclusive importer, Atalanta will receive two 2014 FABI awards for its Pivetti Skura Nera Pizza Flour and Sweety Drop Peppers.

The FABI Awards recognize products that are unique, original and new to the foodservice market. Voted on by a diverse panel of foodservice professionals, the awards identify new products that allow operators to capitalize on today's consumer trends and support new profit opportunities.

Pivetti Skura Nera Pizza Flour is the newest product to offer innovation to the pizza and pasta industry. This distinct, black ash flour is produced by slow-roasted wheat, resulting in a hearty, toasted flavor, complemented by a deep smoky color. Dating as far back as the 18th century, Skura Nera was traditionally referred to as gran arso or "burnt grains", the remaining grains from the harvest that combined with the sun charred soil. Today, Skura Nera Pizza Flour presents an ideal taste and presentation for artisan style pizzas, pastas and breads.

Atalanta's Sweety Drop Peppers are sweet, little tear drop-shaped peppers with a brilliant red hue. This new and versatile pepper originated in the Amazon rainforest. Its sweet flavor and distinctive crunch is a colorful and unique topping for salads, pizzas or even baked goods.

Atalanta Corporation is proud to have Skura Nera Pizza Flour and Sweety Drop Peppers as part of its extensive line of award-winning products. Look for featured Atalanta items at this year's National Restaurant Association Show, Booth #2540, and the annual International Pizza Expo, Booth #347.

For more information about Atalanta Corporation, visit www.atalantacorp.com.

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Atalanta Corporation is a food importer specializing in cheese, charcuterie, deli meat, grocery and seafood products from around the world. Founded in 1945, Atalanta is the largest privately held food importer in the United States. Our product range has the versatility to meet the requirements of every market, from commodity to specialty.

The ancient Greeks revered the goddess Atalanta for her prowess as a hunter and the swiftness in which she acted. Our founders took this name for our company to emulate both her resourcefulness and ability to provide. Today, we pride ourselves in providing our customers, suppliers and partners the best possible service with speed and efficiency.

Our website features items from some of the most prestigious and revered brands from around the world. Whether it is our selection of gourmet cheeses, artisan charcuterie, specialty grocery, or our extensive line of gourmet Mediterranean items, this site will serve in understanding the vast capabilities at Atalanta.

We pride ourselves in building relationships with our customers and suppliers to create long-lasting partnerships, welcome and thank you for visiting atalantacorp.com.

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