It is a bad year when it comes to supplies for canteens and the H&R sector in general, but Conor managed a master stroke: Aribologna's operational branch has in fact obtained an exclusive contract to supply fresh produce to all US bases in southern Europe until 2024.
Agribologna can currently count 2,500 clients in the big retail, restaurant, catering and traditional retail channels with an estimated turnover in 2019 of €230 million (company total). The Fresco Senso brand, Consorzio Agribologna and Conor are the leading contributors.
Angelo Palma, director
What is more, Gruppo Agribologna counts 130 producer partners covering 3,500 hectares, 21 platforms in Italy and 2 in Europe, 35,000 sq m of refrigerated warehouses and 220 employees, making it one of leading operators in this sector.
"Agribologna did not get discouraged by the pandemic. We launched new products such as 'Questo l'ho fatto io' as well as new environmental sustainability initiatives, including Progetto Sapience for water. What is more, Fresco Senso has introduced new fully recyclable pots that reduce plastic use by 83%," explains director Angelo Palma.
Conor, which suffered from the closing of restaurant businesses during lockdown, turned towards import-export activities and obtained an exclusive contract for the supply of fresh produce to all US bases in southern Europe until 2024.
"Our ability to reprogram was strategic. But, most of all, we did not stop product research, packaging innovation and sustainability processes. The fair itself is a positive sign, as is the attendance of Conor, Consorzio Agribologna and Fresco Senso.
The company continued expanding its network on the national territory, reaching 21 platforms with 35,000 sq m of refrigerated warehouses. At Macfrut, Conor will showcase its import-export activities, which saw the launch of Conor Bio&Fairtrade bananas: the first product entirely managed by Conor from cultivation in the Dominican Republic to distribution in Italy.
Conor Import supports and encourages producers to adopt standards that safeguard safety and sustainability. The program includes oranges, lemons, grapes, kiwifruit, apples, pears, nectarines, plums, grapefruit, pineapples, avocados, mangoes and coconuts.
The business unit dedicated to exports enables a vast selection of typically Italian products to reach nearby European countries, the Middle East, the Far East and the American continent. The program includes apples, plums, kiwifruit, pears, grapes and oranges.