January 19, 2024

Ficacci Set to Debut New Offerings at Winter Fancy Food Show

The renowned Italian company Ficacci, located on the outskirts of Rome and known for its excellence in olive production, brings to the Winter Fancy Food Trade Show (Booth #1617) Jan. 21 to Jan. 23 in Las Vegas, the new Gourmet Jarred Antipasti, a flavorful line of authentic Italian antipasti featuring nine specialties, perfect to enrich any meal or to create the authentic Italian Aperitivo experience and crafted tasteful charcuterie board.

Ficacci presents its nine delicious Gourmet Appetizers SKUs: three bruschetta spreads (Spicy Bomb, Black Olive Spread and Garlic Spread) four grilled veggies (Peppers, Mushrooms, Borettane Onions and Artichokes) two Italian specialties (Sun-dried Tomatoes and Grandma’s Asparagus). The antipasti, featuring no preservatives, are available in glass jars of 10.2 oz, perfect as starters and side dishes due to the quality of carefully chosen ingredients. Thanks to the elegant design, they also make an excellent gift idea. Furthermore, the thermal pasteurization process contributes to the balance of the product, respecting the finest Italian gastronomic traditions.

Ficacci also brings to the show its Paper Tray Line of olives and the Mediterranean Olive Platter, the innovative products completely free of preservatives. The product’s 100 percent recyclable paper packaging makes it eco-friendly. They also come in a ready-to-use format, fancy enough to suit any table. The company aims to elevate the flavor of a beloved appetizer while prioritizing gourmet quality and eco-friendliness.

The newest addition to the lineup is the Mediterranean Olive Platter, weighing 1.65 pounds and perfect for gatherings or an Italian-style aperitivo. It features a tray with three separate areas for three types of pitted olives: Castelvetrano, Kalamata and an Italian Olive Mix with Sweet Peppers, with no preservatives and no liquids. The paperboard is made from 89 percent paper, highlighting its eco-friendly features.

The Paper Tray line, recognized at SIAL Paris in 2022 and at Fancy Food New York in 2023, offers a range of delicious and crispy olives made from carefully selected olives from the best cultivars, including the famous Gaeta. The range includes various options such as Cerignola, Castelvetrano pitted and unpitted, Bella Italia pitted mix and the latest addition – Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives.

The Paper Tray reduces the amount of plastic by 85 percent, manufactured with certified paper by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or PEFCTM Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, bodies whose primary goal is to manage forest-derived products correctly. Giuseppe Ficacci, the company’s Marketing and Export Sales Director explains that the technology used since 2021 for 100 percent recyclable eco-friendly paper packaging will help reduce plastic usage by 70 percent by 2030. Currently, the company consumes more than 180 tons of plastic containers.

Besides carrying premium olives, a crucial feature of the line is the sleek design, perfect for display: a fancy board for fancy tables. The customers find it convenient to carry the tray directly to their table. Designed with user-friendly features, the top and bottom plastic films can be easily removed, while the paper bottom can be recycled with other paper waste.

Game-changing development in the distribution of fruits and vegetables is driven the effort to reduce overpackaging. An increasing number of retailers are using Ficacci’s Paper Trays in their coolers, in line with guidelines aimed at reducing waste.

Find Ficacci Paper Tray in the United States at Rouses Markets, Harris Teeter, Mariano’s, Eataly, Dierbergs Markets, Associated Grocers and Costco. For Costco members, Ficacci has designed the custom-made Paper Board. In Mexico, Ficacci products are available at HEB.

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