September 23, 2008

Giovanni Food Company, Inc. Ranks No. 4111 On The 2008 Inc. 5,000 List

LIVERPOOL, N.Y., Sept. 23/PRNewswire/ -- Inc. Magazine recently ranked Giovanni Food Company, Inc. 4111 on its annual ranking of the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in the country. The list is a comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy -- America's independent-minded entrepreneurs. Taken as a whole, these companies represent the backbone of the U.S. economy.

Louis DeMent, General Manager of Giovanni Foods, noted that this was a great honor for him and his company. "This is a very exciting time for us and we're looking forward to the growth opportunities that are ahead," said DeMent. "We moved into a new building a few years ago and we have high hopes for the future. I know this ranking would have made my father and grandfather very proud."

Established in 1934, the Giovanni Food Company started manufacturing pasta sauce when the DeMent Family first opened their Italian-style restaurant in Oswego, and their customers would ask to take the sauce home.

Since then, the sauces have grown in popularity and have maintained the same original flavors they offered in the 1930's -- including their well-known Luigi Giovanni and Maria Angelina brands. Recently, they have introduced a new brand, Tuscan Traditions, which is a higher end gourmet sauce that is available in both traditional and organic. They also have a Bruschetta topping in the Tuscan Traditions line and are working on some exciting new product offerings.

Over the past 20 years, Giovanni Food Company has also become recognized as a leading private label manufacturer of tomato based products. According to Mary DeMent, owner of Giovanni Food Company, Inc., they have built a strong reputation with their authentic, premium quality products and consistency. "It was a huge decision for us to move to a new location, but we see that this was the right move and the opportunities are out there. Making this list makes us proud and we look forward to what's ahead. We have a strong foundation here and many new and exciting ideas in the works," Mary added.

About Giovanni Food Company, Inc.

Giovanni Food Company, Inc. is a manufacturer of tomato based products. They are located in Liverpool, NY and produce both their own brands and many private label brands as well. The company manufactures pasta sauce, pizza sauce, and other specialty tomato based products. They have the capability to pack in retail sizes as well as institutional (#10 Can) sizes. They are the largest manufacturer of spaghetti sauce for USDA Food For Kids Program and Needy Families Program.

Giovanni Foods Company, Inc., located at 4645 Crossroads Park Drive in Liverpool, has been manufacturing a variety of homemade sauces and tomato-based products since 1934. For additional information please contact (315) 457-2373, email them at [email protected], or visit them online at

Giovanni Food Company, Inc.

CONTACT: Louis J. DeMent, General Manager, +1-315-457-2373,[email protected]