Expanding its Giusto Sapore line of imported Italian fine foods, Just Ryt Foods has added anchovies, antipasto, olives and bruschetta spreads. Each new category is carefully sourced to ensure excellent quality and authentic taste, as well as distinctive packaging for strong shelf appeal.
Imported from Sicily, known for the excellent anchovies found in the Mediterranean Sea, Guisto Sapore Anchovies are firm and meaty fillets, lightly salted and packed in sunflower oil. The selection in 90g (3.17-ounce) glass jars includes Flat, Hot and rolled with Capers, each retailing for $7.99. The flat Giusto Sapore Sicilian Anchovies also come is a 230g (8.1-ounce) size, packaged in a large mouth, glass Le Parfait jar with swing top lid for $17.99.
The Giusto Sapore antipasto selection is a delicious assortment of spicy and savory condiments, packaged in 10.23-ounce Orcio glass jars and carefully curated to complement a meat and cheese antipasto platter. Choices include Pearl Onions in Vinegar, Caper Berries in Vinegar, Quartered Artichokes in Oil, Spicy Garlic in Oil and Peperoncino in Vinegar, each retailing for $11.99.
The selection of olives includes “Nocellara” Castelvetrano, bright green olives from western Sicily (whole and pitted); Bella di Cerignola, extra large whole olives from southern Italy; pitted Greek Kalamata olives; and both a whole and pitted selection of Italian Style Mixed Olives.
Also packed in Orcio glass jars, Giusto Sapore Bruschetta Spreads include Black Olive, Green Olive, Garlic, Mushroom, Sundried Tomato and Eggplant Caponata (10.23 ounces for $11.99). These savory spreads are delicious on crackers, crostini and of course, bruschette. Or mix with mayonnaise to create aioli, with tomato sauce for pasta or as an accompaniment with grilled meats.
“We are excited to offer our customers this expanded selection of fine imported Italian foods,” says Justin Camparetto, President of Just Ryt Foods. “Each product is an authentic taste of Italy to be savored and enjoyed. As we like to say, from our family to yours ‘Buon Appetito’. ”
Giusto Sapore, (joos-stǒ sa-ṕo-ṝe), Italian for “Just the Right Flavor,” is the retail brand for Just Ryt Foods, Inc. The Florida-based company founded in 2010, specializes in importing Italian and Mediterranean fine foods.
A fleet of newly decorated delivery trucks from Peapod is now on the road in Brooklyn. The July 14 unveiling of the new livery is the culmination of Peapod’s open art competition which was inspired by and created to celebrate Brooklyn’s thriving community of artists, foodies and more. The five winning designs showcase the artists’ interpretations of Brooklyn and Peapod’s fresh groceries, and each will be featured on a delivery truck servicing New York’s metro region this summer.
“We launched this competition to thank our Brooklyn customers and celebrate the community,” said Jennifer Carr-Smith, Peapod President. “The submissions exceeded our expectations and truly captured the spirit of Brooklyn’s dynamic neighborhoods and Peapod’s passion for fresh food and excellent service. We hope New Yorkers will enjoy seeing the colorful designs on their streets and will continue to welcome Peapod into their homes.”
The redesigned trucks will begin delivering fresh groceries, prepared foods & meal kits and local specialties to Peapod’s New York customers. Peapod is available in 24 metro markets across New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Maryland, District of Columbia, and Virginia.
Gaia Herbs has promoted Tammy McIver-Gay and Elizabeth Lawson and added Elena Levitskaya-Lécué and Anna DeMers to its sales and marketing team. This new leadership team is expected to provide greater focus on the company’s strategic objectives, unify processes and unlock fresh opportunities for innovation, efficiency, and long-term growth.
“There’s a growing demand for authenticity, quality, and a relationship of deep trust with the products that consumers choose to bring into their homes. Gaia’s tenured history as a certified organic and seed to shelf brand has enabled us to gain the hearts of many emerging wellness seekers, allowing us to broaden the connections between plants and people,” said Angela McElwee, President of Gaia Herbs. “As the landscape for herbal products continues to broaden, we are thrilled to expand the Gaia team to better reach consumers. With the promotion of both Tammy and Elizabeth as tenured Gaia leaders and the hiring of Anna and Elena, we are led in these key areas by a strong and expert group of sales and marketing strategists, all of whom embody not just expertise in their respective areas, but also bring a spirit of authenticity and integrity to the work they do.”
McIver-Gay has been promoted to Vice President of Customer Development and Strategy. McIver-Gay has held numerous roles in her seven year tenure at Gaia, including leading the healthcare practitioner division, the ecommerce business, as well as launching the consumer direct business and serving on the executive team in various strategic planning capacities. Prior to joining Gaia, McIver-Gay spent seven years at Enzymatic Therapy as managing director of business development where she led the healthcare practitioner, distributor, pharmacy, international, and consumer direct divisions.
Lawson has been promoted to Director of Field Sales, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to this new role with 20 years of experience in the natural food industry. Prior to Gaia, Lawson served as the national account manager at Enzymatic Therapy where she was instrumental in growing and managing some of the company’s largest customers. Lawson’s professional journey ultimately led her to Gaia where she has spent the past nine years leading the eastern sales team, along with account management.
Levitskaya-Lécué joins Gaia Herbs as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, bringing extensive experience in progressive marketing and brand management, as well as digital and sales strategy for Group Danone, both in the U.S. and Europe. Her most recent role as the head of ecommerce at DanoneWave provided her with a digital perspective, which gives her a unique vantage point on the fast-shifting landscape of brands and channels. This combined with her traditional CPG background and passion for wellness and purpose-driven leadership, make her a natural fit for leading the sales and marketing teams at Gaia Herbs.
“I strongly believe that herbal supplements, as a way of taking care of health in a more natural and holistic way, are ready to cross over into mainstream,” said Levitskaya-Lécué. “Gaia is a company that brings together the past and the future, combining ancestral knowledge of herbal medicine, a sustainable seed-to-shelf operational model and a cutting-edge patented technology of delivering herbal extracts. Gaia is the leader in the herbal supplement market with a story that no other company can tell. I am looking forward to bringing this story to more consumers and retailers.”
DeMers also joins the team as Director of Strategic Accounts where she is responsible for the Whole Foods Market business, as well as strategically and thoughtfully growing Gaia’s presence with key retailers across all channels. With 30 years of sales experience and 12 specifically within the natural products industry, DeMers previously held positions at Clorox, Renew Life, Quigley, Alacer, and Rainbow Light.