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Gelatissimo’s Italian heart beats proud with ICCI Award win

Australian Franchise News – 26-10-12


In a thrilling moment for the Gelatissimo family, Gelatissimo has won the 34th Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry Business Excellence Award 2012 in the Retail, Wholesale, Import and Export category.

The Award was judged on Gelatissimo’s leadership capabilities, networking, planning and the implementation of successful business innovations and strategies, along with the company’s environmental sustainability and community participation.

In the presence of his proud Calabrian parents, Franco and Pina and wife Carlii, Joint CEO, Domenico Lopresti, accepted the Award on behalf of Gelatissimo, acknowledging that although the business is an Australian franchise taking gelato to the world, it has an Italian heart.

Gelatissimo Australia’s largest gelato franchise Joint-CEOs and brothers Domenico and Marco draw on their Italian heritage and a work ethic demonstrated to them first hand as they grew up in their family’s suburban trattoria.

“Winning awards is always gratifying but we are especially honoured to have been recognised in the Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry Business Excellence Awards, because at its very heart, Gelatissimo is Italian,” says Domenico.

“It is because of hardworking immigrants, my parents included, who brought their culture and many of their tastes to Australia and we have followed their lead.

“Our distinct point of difference is that we make our gelato fresh in-store daily from secret family recipes with many ingredients imported from Italy, in machines designed in Italy. We value quality, freshness and flavour, which are the hallmarks of Italian food and our brand has become the total embodiment of traditional Italian style and sophistication.”

Domenico adds, “Gelatissimo’s international expansion is giving it the opportunity to educate the world about gelato, as it creates exciting new flavours that appeal to local taste, while retaining our undeniable Italian heritage. After all gelato is the universal language”.

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