In this article, we talk about ready-made sauces and we reveal 5 Italian sauces brands that should not be missing on the shelves of your supermarket abroad. Therefore, we will not only deal with the brands in the highest demand by our customers. We also want to point out some very interesting outsiders who will not go unnoticed in a store and will guarantee you excellent margins. As is the custom, let’s first take a look at the industry numbers.
The market for ready sauces and ready meals, in general, has been growing progressively for several years now, both in Italy and abroad. In our country, the sector has developed a total turnover of more than 500 million euros, recording double-digit percentage increases both in terms of volume and value. Abroad, the demand for ready-to-eat products is increasing too. The shopping carts of our customers prove this: enriched with ready-made Italian sauces, ready-to-heat first courses, quick condiments.
This happens because the consumers have less and less time for preparing food, and tend to choose time-saving products. Which often, as can be guessed, does not translate into economic savings, since ready meals have a higher cost than the sum of basic ingredients.
In this regard, what Italians and foreigners have in common is the search for quality. This is why in our selection of Italian ready sauces we have included medium-high range products, also taking into consideration two other factors:
With Bell Italia’s super offers on all the Italian ready-made sauces mentioned in this article, wholesalers and retailers from all over the world will immediately be able to enjoy a great advantage: convenience!
It’s time to unveil the 5 best Italian sauces brands according to Bell Italia. Are you ready to discover them? Let’s start!
If you want your customers to enjoy some of the best flavors of Italian cuisine, then offer them Giovanni Rana’s fresh ready-made sauces. First of all, they are very good and will conquer – we are sure – the palate of the most demanding consumers. Secondly, they are made with 100% natural ingredients (as well as shown on the label). And thirdly, they allow you to season pasta dishes, risottos, or gnocchi with taste and imagination, as well as main courses and side dishes. Or, again, to make inviting snacks, such as croutons or canapés to be served as an appetizer. You can use them cold, or hot if you heat them in the microwave. In short, they cannot be missing in your supermarket abroad!
The available variations are really many. Among the ready-made pestos, in addition to the classic Genoese recipe (with many pine nuts, a very rare element to find in ready sauces), with and without garlic, we find the Mediterranean pesto with pecorino and dried tomatoes, Pistachio pesto, Walnut pesto, and the surprising Radicchio pesto. Among the many ready-made sauces, we point out the excellent Black Truffle sauce, the one with Porcini Mushrooms, and the one with Artichoke Hearts. The latest addition is interesting: fresh “Cacio e Pepe” sauce (“cheese and pepper”, a historic Roman recipe) with Pecorino Romano DOP.
Their formats vary from 140 g to 180 g and contain on average 3 or 4 portions. The look is very captivating, with the signature “Giovanni Rana” which is now an institution in terms of quality and goodness “made in Italy”. As these are fresh sauces, the only small deterrent is the very short shelf life, about 50 days.
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Our second proposal concerns an Italian brand of excellence in the tomato sector: Mutti. Mutti ready sauces are a concentrate of tradition, love, experience, and culture. They are made using Mutti pulp in very fine pieces and natural ingredients, such as basil, olives, grilled vegetables, chili, legumes. The result is an excellent product in terms of flavor and quality, ideal for dressing pasta, rice, and cereal first courses in a few minutes. The retro look of the glass jars is very nice, where the symbol “100%-Italian tomatoes” stands out. We also recommend the pestos (in the green, red, and orange variants). They are excellent and above all light, because they contain tomatoes in a percentage higher than 50% and this has made it possible to significantly reduce the fat and salt content. They are available in the 280 g format and the shelf life is very long (about 2 years).
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The Barilla brand is a symbol par excellence of “made in Italy”-quality. Known and appreciated everywhere in the world, Barilla products are in great demand by our customers. Barilla Pasta, in particular, is always on promotion on www.bell-italia.com and every week several trucks leave our warehouse to reach the most disparate and distant destinations. The range is completed with ready-made sauces, ideal for dressing every pasta dish with ease and taste. They are prepared by combining 100% Italian tomatoes and simple ingredients, without the addition of dyes or preservatives. The assortment is very wide: sauce basil sauce, pecorino sauce, tomato sauce, and onion sauce; sauces with tuna, puttanesca, ricotta, olives, vegetables, amatriciana, arrabbiata. The glass jar has a 400g format, with a simple and typical Barilla look. Ragouts are also available (in many variations and twin 180 g format), 100% vegetable sauces, pesto, and organic sauces.
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Our fourth proposal concerns a historic Milanese gastronomy brand: Biffi. Biffi ready sauces are available both fresh and long-life and are increasingly requested by Italian and foreign consumers. In particular, those who are not satisfied with traditional products and are looking for superior taste and quality. In addition to the classic variants, we recommend the sauce with truffle cream, the one with tomato and mascarpone, and the excellent seafood sauce with shrimps, clams, squid, and cuttlefish. Authentic Italian delicacies, made with genuine ingredients and without preservatives, can truly make any first course precious. The look is less attractive compared to its competitors, but the real added value of Biffi ready sauces is the excellent value for money.
Fifth and the last proposal among the 5 Italian brands of ready-made sauces for your supermarket abroad is Zarotti. We are talking about a brand that, since the ’70s, has brought some of the best resources of the sea to the table: anchovies, tuna, mackerel. The combination of these delicacies with tomatoes has allowed the creation of the Zarotti “What a Sauce!” Ready sauces.
They are good and gluten-free and allow you to quickly season pasta, creating delicious and genuine fish recipes. We are sure that they will not go unnoticed in your store abroad and that your customers, after trying them, will return to buy them. After all, the name “What a Sauce!” itself already portends the satisfaction of the final consumer! Our proposed format is 200 g, in the variants sauce with mussels, clams, and mackerel (highly recommended!), Tuna, and marinara with anchovies and clams. The shelf life is definitely long (3 years).
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