Colavita Celebrates Momentous First Year In California Facility

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New Location in Dixon, CA Outperforms Expectations in Sales and Production

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“We’ve had a very strong first year, exceeding goals for sales and bottling,” says Paolo Colavita, Vice President of Colavita USA. “We’re proud that our investment in California is bearing fruit for our company, our employees, and our community of growers.”

This month, Colavita USA (http://www.colavita.com), the leading family-owned producer of one of the top-selling Extra Virgin Olive Oils in the United States, has much to celebrate on the first anniversary of its Dixon, California facility opening. Headquartered in Edison, NJ, Colavita USA opened the facility in Dixon to produce 100% Californian extra virgin olive oil, bottle international olive oils locally and expand its West Coast clientele, evidence of Colavita’s strategy for sales and distribution growth in the critical US market.

“We’ve had a very strong first year, exceeding goals for sales and bottling,” says Paolo Colavita, Vice President of Colavita USA. “We’re proud that our investment in California is bearing fruit for our company, our employees, and our community of growers.” Just in the first year, Colavita has already bottled more than 2 million liters of olive oil at the Dixon facility and grown sales of their California olive oil by over 50%. With the facility’s ideal location in proximity to California’s prime growing region, Colavita is well positioned to take advantage of the anticipated bumper olive crop in California this year.

“Here at Colavita, we are excited by the rapid growth of business in our California facility and our ability to further diversify and enhance our global production capabilities. With production locations in Rome, Edison and California, we can offer our clients unmatched production and logistical efficiencies,” said President and CEO of Colavita USA, Giovanni Colavita. “We aim to be a driving force in the domestic olive oil industry by partnering with local California growers and using our expertise in selecting, blending and marketing high quality, authentic oils to provide our clients a full range of offerings in the olive oil category.”

As a company, Colavita is always seeking investment opportunities to improve and enhance their production capabilities. “In order to maintain the high quality of our products, we aim to be a vertically integrated sustainable company that will improve production and expand our platform for exporting Colavita products across the globe,” says Anthony Profaci, Vice President of California Operations, Colavita USA. “We are currently exploring orchard and mill investments while keeping sustainability top-of-mind, and we’re at an advanced stage of planning for a solar panel system to power the entire Dixon facility.” Additionally, Dixon is on track to achieve SQF certification in early 2020, the same certification that Colavita recently accomplished for its Edison facility.

Today, Colavita remains the leader in the EVOO business in the US with ubiquitous US distribution at retail, in food service and on e-platforms. The Colavita Group’s total global business is over $250 million and the U.S. is its largest market.

For more information about Colavita, visit http://www.colavita.com or contact Alisha Zaveri (azaveri@colangelopr.com) or Maria Calvert (mcalvert@colangelopr.com). You can follow Colavita on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

About Colavita:
Colavita (http://www.colavita.com) – A long time ago in the quaint hilltop village of Sant’Elia a Pianisi, located in the Molise region of Italy, two small family businesses were born. They were both Colavita families. Today, the Colavita Olive Oil and Colavita Pasta companies are still family-owned and operating in the same town of their ancestors. They have since joined with another family-owned company, Colavita USA, and together they have shared the fruits of their respective crafts with American consumers for over twenty years.

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