"The positive effects of the vaccination campaign in the UK and US are livening up a market which actually never stopped when it comes to tomato products. Nonetheless, there are problems caused by the ongoing pandemic. I am talking in particular about the logistic sector, considering that 80% of our turnover is made abroad and considering that heat-shrink/laminate packaging is now more expensive. We use this raw material a lot when it comes to sauces, as they are placed in single-serve pouches with aluminum laminate."
Among the points of strength of Industrie Montali there is definitely the capability of interpreting a changing society thanks to innovation, practical packaging solutions, Italian traceable raw materials and organic, vegan and gluten-free products. The company boasts over 100 years of history and is now led by marketing manager and owner Stefania Montali.
She was the mind behind the range of ready sauces and pâtés, also available as single-serve portions, perfect for all those who want to eat well but do not have a lot of time to cook.
The following options of single-serve 90 gram sauces are available:
- Arrabbiata: distinctive spicy flavor;
- Boscaiola: the delicate flavor of Porcini mushrooms exalted by velvety cream;
- Basil: traditional tomato sauce enriched with basil for the lovers of simple and delicate flavors;
- Neapolitan: simple tomatoes meet the genuine flavor of healthy vegetables;
- Olives and capers: typical Mediterranean flavor;
- Pesto: the rich distinctive flavor of home-made pesto according to the traditional recipe.
The ready sauce range is also available in practical pouches with a lower environmental impact and which also counter food waste. Practical single-serve 90g portions boast the same characteristics of freshly-picked tomatoes as heat treatments are reduced to a minimum during processing.
"We were among the first to welcome the challenge of an innovative and growing market by also introducing an organic vegan range. The market recognizes the high-quality of our products, which also refute the prejudice that sees ready sauces far away from simple home-made cuisine. Then of course, a good quality/price ratio is needed in order to make it on the market, as people can tell if a product is worth what it costs!