Introducing the newest line of TABLE ONE READY-TO-EAT MEALS

Elizabeth, NJ— Plant-based, ready-to-eat meals are more sought after than ever before. With 75 years of experience in importing the finest specialty cheeses and gourmet groceries, Atalanta Corporation is excited to announce its
new line of Table One Ready-to-Eat Meals, perfect for the current moment and beyond.

Introducing the newest line of TABLE ONE READY-TO-EAT MEALS

October 27 2020

Today's consumers are seeking options that are healthy, affordable, and convenient. And now more than ever, they're looking for plant-based options.

• Nearly three out of five American adults are selecting better-for-you snacks and meal solutions more frequently than prior to the pandemic.1

• More than four in five American adults who buy better-for-you items find that affordability (90%), variety of flavors/options (89%), choices that offer nutritional benefits (86%) and convenience (84%) are important.1

• 53% of American adults report choosing pre-made meal solutions (i.e., heat and eat items) to make mealtimes easier.1

• Plant-based food sales spiked 90% during peak panic buying when compared to last years' sales and continued to outpace total food after panic buying subsided.2

Table One's Ready-To-Eat meals have it all. The home-style recipes are crafted with all-natural, non-GMO ingredients and without added preservatives. They are fast and convenient to prepare when you're in a hurry—just open and serve (fork included). Best of all, the four shelf stable Mediterranean-inspired dishes are completely delicious. Bob Gellert, Executive Vice President, commented, "We at Atalanta are extremely excited to continue to develop modern products that meet our customers' needs for more grab & go shelf stable foods while delighting their consumers' taste buds with original, exciting flavors."

This new line includes a tuna pasta salad, a quinoa salad, a wild rice bowl, and a lentil chickpea bowl with the latter three all delivering on plant-based diet needs.

The quinoa salad is sure to wow. With cannellini beans, tomatoes and a rich array of Mediterranean spices, this vegan, gluten-free bowl is perfect for lunchtime, or anytime. Lentils are a great source of plant-based protein and fiber. When combined with chickpeas, spinach and some amazing spices in the vegan lentil salad, they're sure to leave you satisfied. The apples in the wild rice salad provide a touch of natural sugar that are well balanced with black beans and spices to make a healthy, satisfying meal that's ready in no time! Please contact your Atalanta Sales Representative for more information. Product is now available to ship. We look forward to sharing Table One Ready to Eat Meals with you!

Sources: 1. Acosta, Gina. (2020). Pandemic Has Consumers Snacking Nonstop. Progressive Grocer. https://progressivegrocer.com/pandemic-hasconsumers- snacking-nonstop. The survey was conducted online within the United States by The Harris Poll on behalf of CVS Pharmacy between July 30-Aug. 3, 2020, among 2,033 adults ages 18+, among whom 1,749 have purchased better-for-you snacks/meal solutions for themselves, and 1,693 have purchased for themselves or others. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. 2. Plant Based Foods Association. Specialty Food Association. (2020). The Big Idea: Plant-Based Webinar. PlantBasedFoods.com. SpecialtyFood.com.

DALMATIA®’S NEW ORGANIC ROSE HIP SPREAD WINS AT THE sofi AWARDS

Elizabeth, NJ— Dalmatia Organic Rose Hip Spread was awarded bronze from the Specialty Food Association’s sofi Awards in the category of Fruits Spreads, Jams, and Jellies. With more than 1,800 entries this year, this accolade signifies innovation and sky-high quality. Products are evaluated on taste, ingredient quality, and originality.

The sofi Awards is in its 47th year of celebrating culinary creativity from across America and around the world. Each year, a panel of expert judges, including chefs, culinary instructors, recipe developers, food journalists and specialty food buyers, blind taste specialty products to select the best of the best.

Dalmatia, distributed exclusively by Atalanta, crafts a line of sweet and savory jams and spreads from the eponymous Dalmatia on Croatia’s beautiful Adriatic coast. The products are all-natural, prepared by hand, and made with the highest quality fruits, herbs, and flowers to create superb flavors. Their excellence has been recognized with four sofi awards in the last 16 years.

Rose hips, the fruit of rose plants, are the star in Dalmatia’s Organic Rose Hip Spread. These super fruits are rich in Vitamin C and bursting with antioxidants. Their aromatic flavor and gentle fragrance intoxicate. This delicious spread can turn an ordinary dish into a culinary delicacy. Mix with plain yogurt, serve with cheese, spoon over vanilla ice cream, or use to make elegant jam-filled cookies.

DALMATIA®’S NEW ORGANIC ROSE HIP SPREAD WINS AT THE sofi AWARDS

August 27 2020

Introducing the newest line of TABLE ONE Cheese Cups & Cuts, coming this fall.

Elizabeth, NJ— With 75 years of experience in importing the finest specialty cheeses and gourmet groceries, Atalanta is proud to offer its newest line of Table One cheeses, including Feta, Blue Cheese, Italian Parmesan, Gouda and more. Our vision at Atalanta Corporation, to be a part of every food experience, inspired us to launch Table One.

We know that not everyone's table looks the same—sometimes it is a kitchen table for six and sometimes it's a cubicle for one. No matter where your table is, or who is there with you, we have delicious products from Table One to support your everyday meals.

"We are excited to bring the Table One line to retailers and specialty stores across the country," says Scott Fegler, Atalanta's Director of Business and Commercial Development.

"The brand offers a range of quality products - whether imported or domestic- to fit within any budget."

Table One cheeses crafted with the highest quality milk and traditional methods. The assortment includes; Imported Feta crafted using 100% sheep's milk. Blue Cheese made in a Danish creamery with the freshest cow's milk for an earthy flavor and wonderful creaminess. With a mild, herbaceous flavor and a smooth texture, Table One Swiss originates from one of the largest sustainable and independently owned dairies in Germany. Made in small batches in Canada, the French style Brie is a luscious, buttery treat. Table One's other flavorful creations include our Goat Feta Blend, Italian Parmesan, Red Wax and Smoked Goudas, Fontina, Edam, Gruyere, and German Swiss. Available in pre-cut packs and cups, perfect for any application.

Table One will be available by September 1st, 2020. For more brand information, contact: Katie Baldwin Atalanta Brand Manager kbaldwin@atalanta1.com

Introducing the newest line of TABLE ONE Cheese Cups & Cuts, coming this fall.

August 13 2020

Elizabeth, NJ— With 75 years of experience in importing the finest specialty cheeses and gourmet groceries, Atalanta is proud to offer its newest line of Table One cheeses, including Feta, Blue Cheese, Italian Parmesan, Gouda and more. Our vision at Atalanta Corporation, to be a part of every food experience, inspired us to launch Table One.

We know that not everyone's table looks the same—sometimes it is a kitchen table for six and sometimes it's a cubicle for one. No matter where your table is, or who is there with you, we have delicious products from Table One to support your everyday meals. "We are excited to bring the Table One line to retailers and specialty stores across the country," says Scott Fegler, Atalanta's Director of Business and Commercial Development.

"The brand offers a range of quality products - whether imported or domestic- to fit within any budget."

Table One cheeses crafted with the highest quality milk and traditional methods. The assortment includes; Imported Feta crafted using 100% sheep's milk. Blue Cheese made in a Danish creamery with the freshest cow's milk for an earthy flavor and wonderful creaminess. With a mild, herbaceous flavor and a smooth texture, Table One Swiss originates from one of the largest sustainable and independently owned dairies in Germany. Made in small batches in Canada, the French style Brie is a luscious, buttery treat. Table One's other flavorful creations include our Goat Feta Blend, Italian Parmesan, Red Wax and Smoked Goudas, Fontina, Edam, Gruyere, and German Swiss. Available in pre-cut packs and cups, perfect for any application.

Table One will be available by September 1st, 2020. For more brand information, contact: Katie Baldwin Atalanta Brand Manager kbaldwin@atalanta1.com

Atalanta is part of the Gellert Global Group, which is active in restaurant operations and non-food industries such as real estate investments. Sister companies include Camerican International, Finica Food Specialties, JF Braun, and Tipico Cheese Products. Atalanta Corporation | 1 Atalanta Plaza | Elizabeth, NJ | atalantacorp.com Introducing the newest line of TABLE ONE Cheese Cups & Cuts, coming this fall.

ATALANTA STRONG STRIVING TO BE A PART OF EVERY FOOD EXPERIENCE FOR 75 YEARS

Elizabeth, NJ—Atalanta, the largest privately held food importer in America, is proud to celebrate 75 years of highest quality fine food. Although we did not get the opportunity to celebrate our 75th anniversary at the Fancy Food Show in New York City this summer, we want to extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to our employees, suppliers, customers and community. We would not have reached this milestone without your invaluable partnership and support.

ATALANTA STRONG STRIVING TO BE A PART OF EVERY FOOD EXPERIENCE FOR 75 YEARS

July 01 2020

At Atalanta, our Entrepreneurial Spirit and integral connection to the food industry have helped propel our success over the past three quarters of a century. We have weathered many storms throughout the years. During these unprecedented times, we continue to persevere, adapt, and work with our loyal customers to provide essential food needs to the public. We are 75 Years Strong, and we strive to be a part of every food experience. We are working hard to innovate, rebuild and stay strong together, as we are in this together.

"We have tremendous faith that we will persevere, our dedicated people, talented suppliers, ensure our ability to provide our customers with the best possible food experiences for years to come," says Thomas Gellert, President of Atalanta.

Atalanta's success in the food import industry began in 1945 importing Polish hams. Today, Atalanta Corporation imports thousands of unique items from across the globe. The expansion of our portfolio and customer base over the past 75 years parallels the growth of the market's demand for quality and specialty imported foods. We believe that together, we can build an even better and stronger future. Here's to the next 75 years!

Atalanta is part of the Gellert Global Group, which is active in restaurant operations and non-food industries such as real estate investments. Sister companies include Camerican International, Finica Food Specialties, KHI, JF Braun, and Tipico Cheese Products.

Four Extra-Virgin Olive Oils from DeMedici Imports Won Awards at the Eighth Annual New York International Olive Oil Competition

Elizabeth, NJ — Four extra-virgin olive oils from De Medici Imports won awards at the eighth annual New York International Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC) in May, the world’s largest olive oil quality contest. Marqués de Griñón, a medium blend from Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, and Mandranova Cerasuola, a robust Cerasuola from Sicily, received Gold awards. Silver prizes went to Mandranova Nocellara, a medium Nocellara del Belice from Sicily, and L’Intenditore Melchiorri DOP, a full-bodied oil from the foothills of Umbria. Quality olive oil exhibits fruitiness, bitterness, and pungency; the award winners demonstrated exceptional harmony and complexity.

900 olive oils from 26 countries were entered into the NYIOOC this spring. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, an innovative remote judging system allowed the analyses to take place in the homes of the international panel of 17 expert tasters. The judges blind tasted entries from around the world. In place of an awards ceremony in New York City, results were announced through an
interactive presentation on-line. Producers, distributors, retailers, food industry professionals, press, and consumers value the prestige this award brings and the high quality it connotes.

Four Extra-Virgin Olive Oils from DeMedici Imports Won Awards at the Eighth Annual New York International Olive Oil Competition

May 18 2020

Swiss Chalet Fine Foods Introduces Gluten-Free Tart Shells by La Rose Noire

Swiss Chalet Fine Foods, a division of Atalanta Corporation, is excited to announce its new offering, premium gluten-free tart shells. Crafted with fine, all-natural ingredients like free-range eggs and fresh butter, the tart shells are rich, flaky, and delicious.

Swiss Chalet Fine Foods Introduces Gluten-Free Tart Shells by La Rose Noire

May 13 2020

MIAMI, FL—Swiss Chalet Fine Foods, a division of Atalanta Corporation, is excited to announce its new offering, premium gluten-free tart shells. Crafted with fine, all-natural ingredients like free-range eggs and fresh butter, the tart shells are rich, flaky, and delicious. They can be used in dessert pastry recipes, filled with anything from lemon curd or vanilla bean pastry cream to berries or pumpkin cheesecake. Made by the pastry experts at La Rose Noire, the gluten-free tart shells are packed in biodegradable trays in line with their GO GREEN initiative. La Rose Noire has been one of the world's leading producers of quality bakery and pastry products since the company was founded in 1991. Their tart shells are perfect for pastry chefs, retail stores, and all kinds of bakers and cooks. These tart shells are available in three different sizes Large, Medium, and Mini. Ask your Swiss Chalet or Atalanta Sales Representative for more information or email info@scff.com

A Message to Our Community

In this trying time, we are reaching out to our valued customers. Atalanta’s 75 years of history have provided us with plenty of experience to draw upon. Our business has always been about adaption, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to adapt as needed to help serve our customers and our community.

“Our priority is the safety of our employees, our partners, and their families. We are working to ensure our supply chain continues, so we aid you in your ability to reach consumers,” says Thomas Gellert, President of Atalanta.
”Live by Innovation” is one of our core values, and we will continue to innovate and seek creative ways to service the needs of our partners. We have been tested throughout our history. We are strong. These challenges have made us more reliable, and we are confident this will as well.”

Atalanta seeks to partner with our customers and suppliers to provide creative solutions and support during this constantly evolving situation. Most of all, we are looking after each other to ensure safety and well-being.
Thank you for being part of the Atalanta community.

A Message to Our Community

March 17 2020

MARQUÉS de GRIÑÓN WINS at the 2020 LOS ANGELES OLIVE OIL COMPETITION

Elizabeth, NJ — Marqués de Griñón’s Oleum Artis, a premium extra-virgin olive oil from Toledo, Spain, has been honored with both a Best of Class Award and a Gold Medal Award at the 21st annual Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition in February. One of the top-ranking Olive Oil competitions in the United States and fifth worldwide, the LA International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition brings together the highest standards of integrity and professionalism in awarding medals to the best oils from around the globe.

Oleum Artis is an estate-harvested extra-virgin olive oil, pressed within two hours of olive harvest for maximum freshness and bottled in glass Bordeaux bottles used for the family’s word-class wines. The predominately Picual oil is blended with a touch of Arbequina for perfect balance. It has a gleaming, golden hue with vivid aromas of green tomatoes, artichokes, and mint. On the palate, it exhibits green vegetable and nutty flavors. Its polyphenol count is seven times that of the average oil. Oleum Artis is wonderful drizzled over vegetables, cured or cooked meats, seafood, and aged cheeses.

In 1292, the crown of Castile granted a vast area of land next to the Montes de Toledo to the Marshal. D. Payo de Ribera. Since then, the historic family estate has been producing excellent wine and olive oil. The Marqués, Carlos FalcÓ, has dedicated the last thirty years to revolutionizing fine wine and olive oil production in the La Mancha region. Oleum Artis also was also awarded Gold at the New York International Olive Oil Competition in 2018 and 2019. The 2020 LA International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition received 600 olive oil entries from 300 producers from around the world, from Algeria and Argentina to Tunisia, Turkey, the United States, and beyond. DeMedici Imports is the exclusive U.S. importer of Marqués de Griñón’s collection of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The product is available at specialty retailers nationwide and on-line at demedici.com.

MARQUÉS de GRIÑÓN WINS at the 2020 LOS ANGELES OLIVE OIL COMPETITION

March 02 2020

PIAVE GOES LYSOZYME FREE

Elizabeth, NJ— Piave—the deliciously nutty cow’s milk cheese from northern Italy’s Belluno region—is excited to announce that the majority of its line is now 100% free of lysozyme. Lysozyme is a protein derived from egg white, used as an all-natural preservative in cheesemaking. It is completely safe for most people—but for those with allergies to eggs, lysozyme can pose a risk. Lysozyme is used to prevent the problem called “late blowing,” which is the formation of gas during the fermentation that can occur in the ripening process of certain types of cheese. The effects can include holes and cracks in the cheese, as well as flaws in flavor.

Because Piave is crafted with milk from Lattebusche, a coop which sources high quality milk exclusively from its members, they can precisely control each step of the supply chain and prevent the level of unwanted spores. They have implemented a rigorous protocol, including training, technical measures, and parameters to ensure continuous improvement. In addition, two bactofuge units were installed in the cheese-making facility to remove any spores. These innovations enabled Lattebusche to completely remove lysozyme from its plant in 2017.

Piave is an artisanal cheese made using milk from the Bruna Alpina and Pezzata Rossa cow breeds that graze on the mountain pastures of the stunning Dolomites. Through the years this craft was protected and perfected by historic alpine cheese huts, or “maiolere” in local dialect. In 1960, the dairy farmers cooperative was formed and named Piave after the river that flows through the region, and since then the cheese has gained a loyal following throughout the world. In 2010, Piave received Protected Designation of Origin status. Each wheel of Piave is crafted from the cow’s milk of two milkings rather than one, as with Parmigiano Reggiano. Piave’s distinct process starts by skimming the evening milk’s cream and then mixing it with the whole morning milk. By combining the butter rich morning milk with the evening skim milk, each 13-pound wheel is an authentic replication of the treasured mountain cheese made for generations—now available to those with egg sensitivities and allergies.

PIAVE GOES LYSOZYME FREE

February 26 2020

ATALANTA CELEBRATES 75 YEARS OF CREATING GREAT FOOD EXPERIENCES

Elizabeth, NJ—In 2020, Atalanta Corporation is celebrating its 75th anniversary. The company kicked off the new year and this momentous milestone with a 200-person town hall and a 75th Anniversary reception on January 9th, which included all of their corporate headquarter employees, family, friends and business associates. The event took place at Kean University in Union, New Jersey. This marks the start of a series of celebrations that will take place throughout the year. Atalanta Trading Corp. started in 1945 in an office at 82 Beaver St., New York City, when Herbert Moeller and Leon Rubin began importing ham from Poland. Today, Atalanta imports thousands of unique items from more than 60 countries around the globe. The expansion of its portfolio and customer base over the past 75 years reflects the growth of the market's demand for quality and specialty imported foods.

ATALANTA CELEBRATES 75 YEARS OF CREATING GREAT FOOD EXPERIENCES

February 03 2020

Elizabeth, NJ—In 2020, Atalanta Corporation is celebrating its 75th anniversary. The company kicked off the new year and this momentous milestone with a 200-person town hall and a 75th Anniversary reception on January 9th, which included all of their corporate headquarter employees, family, friends and business associates. The event took place at Kean University in Union, New Jersey. This marks the start of a series of celebrations that will take place throughout the year. Atalanta Trading Corp. started in 1945 in an office at 82 Beaver St., New York City, when Herbert Moeller and Leon Rubin began importing ham from Poland. Today, Atalanta imports thousands of unique items from more than 60 countries around the globe. The expansion of its portfolio and customer base over the past 75 years reflects the growth of the market's demand for quality and specialty imported foods.

Atalanta is the largest privately held specialty food importer in North America. Atalanta is a third generation family food business - which is unique -most family-run businesses do not last that long. The Gellerts recognize that it takes the talents and entrepreneurial spirit of their team and suppliers to provide the best possible food experience to its customers. They encourage their team to continually search the globe for new and innovative products with the highest quality standards and pursue lasting relationships with their trusted partners.

The last five years have been especially productive and exciting. In 2018, Atalanta acquired ANCO Fine Foods, and in 2019, Swiss Chalet Fine Foods joined Atalanta. 2019 was a record sales year for the company, which hired more than 65 people, the most ever in a single year. The company continues to grow and thrive and is investing in a major upgrade of the IT systems along with warehouse infrastructure and expansion. They continue to invest in people, partners and technology which will set the corporation up for continued success.

"We have the structure to continue our growth,", George G. Gellert, Chairman of the Board said during January's town hall. "We have an excellent team. I want to thank everyone here in helping us accomplish 75 years...we look forward to our 80th!"

Atalanta is part of the Gellert Global Group, which is active in restaurant operations and non-food industries such as real estate investments. Sister companies include Camerican International, Finica Food Specialties, JF Braun, and Tipico Cheese Products. ATALANTA CELEBRATES 75 YEARS OF CREATING GREAT FOOD EXPERIENCES Atalanta

SNOWDONIA CHEESE COMPANY’S BLACK BOMBER CHEDDAR IS NAMED ‘BEST BRITISH CHEESE’ FOR THE 5TH TIME!

Elizabeth, NJ— Snowdonia Cheese Company is starting the year off with a bang, as their Black Bomber Extra Mature Cheddar has been awarded ‘Best British Cheese’ in the UK’s leading Trade publication Fine Food Digest’s Best Brand Guide for the fourth year, having achieved the award five times in total.
The awards are among the most prestigious in the UK food industry, and results are compiled from hundreds of responses provided by the country’s leading delis, farm shops, cheese-mongers and high-end food halls.

SNOWDONIA CHEESE COMPANY’S BLACK BOMBER CHEDDAR IS NAMED ‘BEST BRITISH CHEESE’ FOR THE 5TH TIME!

February 01 2020

Elizabeth, NJ— Snowdonia Cheese Company is starting the year off with a bang, as their Black Bomber Extra Mature Cheddar has been awarded 'Best British Cheese' in the UK's leading Trade publication Fine Food Digest's Best Brand Guide for the fourth year, having achieved the award five times in total. The awards are among the most prestigious in the UK food industry, and results are compiled from hundreds of responses provided by the country's leading delis, farm shops, cheese-mongers and high-end food halls.

John Newton-Jones, Snowdonia Cheese Company Managing Director said, "We're very proud to receive the accolade of Best British Cheese for the fifth time. A lot of care and expertise goes into our range of hand-crafted cheeses, so it's incredibly encouraging for this to be recognized by industry experts that we admire." Snowdonia Cheese Company was first awarded the accolade of Best British Cheese back in 2015, and Black Bomber has won the top prize four times since then. An exclusive partner with Atalanta, Snowdonia is known for its characterful brand, rich in personality, texture and taste, the Snowdonia Cheese Company has been creating its range of authentic, innovative and award-winning cheeses in distinctive colored wax since 2001.

Snowdonia Cheese Company® produce a range of award-winning handcrafted cheese in beautiful North Wales. Founded by dairy farmers and led today by the sons of dairy farmers. Enrobed in colorful wax, and each with its own unique personality, the cheese is made with pride and bursting with character. For more information and images, please contact: Katie Baldwin, Brand Marketing Manager 908 845 2018 kbaldwin@atalanta1.com

LENBERG FARMS™ & CELEBRITY® GOAT CHEESE WINS BIG AT THE ROYAL WINTER FAIR

Elizabeth, NJ—Lenberg Farms and Celebrity Goat Cheese, brands crafted by our Canadian suppliers Mariposa Dairy and Quality Cheese Inc., took home multiple awards at the Royal Winter Fair, the largest combined indoor agricultural fair and
international equestrian competition in the world. In its 97th year and known simply as “The Royal,” the fair is Canada’s most prominent agricultural event.

From Mariposa Dairy:
In the “Interior Ripened (except cheddars)” division, Tania Toscana Sheep Milk Cheese won first place. The Tuscan-style cheese is made from 100% sheep milk and has a mild, sweet, yet nutty flavor.

Lindsay Bandaged Goat Cheddar won second place in the category of “Cheddar-goat, sheep, buffalo” The earthy, nutty and slightly crumbly cheese is also cloth-wrapped and carefully aged on pine boards. It has the sought after crystallization of
a well-aged cheddar.

In the “Fresh Unripened Cheese” category, Celebrity Original Goat Cheese received first place. Celebrity Garlic & Herb Goat Cheese scored third place in the “Flavoured Cheese” group. Celebrity Goat crafts fresh goat cheeses from a close network of small family farms. Mariposa Dairy makes cheese with traditional French technique, four generations of family expertise, and impeccable care. They have a deep commitment to healthy animals and building and nurturing a sustainable
community.

From Quality Cheese Inc:
Ashlyn, a soft-ripened chevre, won second place among “Soft Bloomy Rind” cheeses. Enveloped in a white, delicate bloomy rind, a layer of vegetable ash cuts the ivory-colored interior. Ashlyn has a tangy, earthy, and beautifully balanced flavor.

Atalanta is proud to celebrate these prestigious awards with Mariposa Dairy and Quality Cheese Inc.

LENBERG FARMS™ & CELEBRITY® GOAT CHEESE WINS BIG AT THE ROYAL WINTER FAIR

November 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. 

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
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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.

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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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