Women Owned Wednesday – Galassi Foods, LLC

AT-A-GLANCE

Company Name: Galassi Foods, LLC

Founded: 2009

WBENC Certified:2015

HQ: Coralville, IA United States

Website: www.galassifoods.com

Slogan: Making the taste of homemade a reality for busy families.

Retail: Hy-Vee, FarewayWhole FoodsKrogerCostco, Sams ClubWal-Mart 

Company Background: 

After years of having what we call "Soul Food Sunday" where we spent hours cooking for family, friends and neighbors, our family started Galassi Foods in 2009.  People who enjoyed our cooking continued to comment on how we needed to bottle the recipes and sell them for everyone to enjoy. And that is how it all started, from our kitchen to yours! From our family to yours!  We took our favorite recipes and started to sell them. We started at local farmers markets and after a great response, we started selling to local grocery stores. Galassi Foods continues to grow with many national retailers. We take pride in listening to all of our customers and have grown with their needs and requests.

About the Products:

The four flavors have something for everyone.  Galassi Pasta Sauce is our traditional sauce derived from our Italian family recipe that has been passed down through generations.  Galassi Sweet Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce is for the sweet sauce lover and is the only sauce that we add extra sugar too.  Galassi Parmesan Cheese Pasta Sauce is for the cheese lover.  This sauce is made with the highest quality real aged parmesan cheese.  Galassi Mushroom sauce is an explosion of flavors.  Large slices of mushrooms mixed with our sauce makes for the perfect combination.  Galassi Foods is making the taste of homemade a reality for busy families!  Love in a jar!

On being a Women Owned business:

Starting a business is scary. However, starting a business in a male dominated field is even scarier. It was difficult to get people to take me seriously. I struggled with grocery stores thinking we were a small company and it was a hobby. When I learned of WBENC my entire company changed. After receiving our certificate, I took it with me to all of my meetings. For the first time they took notice and took me seriously. Women purchase 90% of all consumer products. They want to buy from women owned companies. 

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Posted on April 19, 2017 .