Tomato Products

Our parent company, La Doria S.p.A, has for generations produced tomatoes and tomato-based products offering Italian provenance and quality. We always seek to meet our customers’ demands – both in terms of sustainable production and product specification. We continue to invest in production and harvesting techniques which increase productivity whilst protecting the environment.

Alongside La Doria, we work with long term supplier partners, both in Italy and across the world, to complement our range of tomato products. In a world of uncertainty, our mission is to ensure that our customers can have confidence in our ability to supply these key store cupboard items:

  • Peeled Whole Tomatoes
  • Chopped Tomatoes
  • Chopped Variants: traditional varieties with added ingredients such as herbs, chilli, onion, garlic, as well as innovative new recipes to meet any brief
  • Cherry Tomatoes, San Marzano Tomatoes: A wide range of varieties of tomatoes
  • Passata, Soffritto and Sugocasa: Traditional recipes with the taste of Italy
  • Purees and Pastes

Pasta Sauces & Pesto

The La Doria plant in Parma produces pasta sauces – both tomato based and white sauces – together with traditional pesto sauces, all made to customer specifications.

We have also developed vegan sauces to complement our ranges.

Baked Beans & Canned Pasta

The La Doria sites in the south of Italy produce baked beans and canned pasta to meet our customers’ requirements, using high quality ingredients and with the capability of adding inclusions.

We also partner with a leading French producer to enhance our range to include canned ready meals.

Pasta

Our shareholder, Pastificio Di Martino, has developed over many years as a leading producer of dried pasta centered in the home of pasta production in Italy – Gragnano. Across 4 factories, we produce a huge range of shapes, qualities and types of Durum Wheat and Egg Pasta including:

  • Premium Bronze Die Pasta, including IGP, the prestigious award for authentic Gragnano pasta
  • Wholewheat
  • High fiber
  • Organic
  • Regional shapes
  • High volume Teflon die pastas

…in almost any combination. We are happy to commission new dies for themed pasta products.

IGP Status

In October 2013, the authenticity and provenance of our Bronze Die Pasta was recognised with the prestigious IGP Award.

IGP stands for Indicazione Geografica Protetta, which means ‘protected geographical indication’ and guarantees the quality and provenance of traditionally made regional products.

Our IGP Bronze Die pasta is only made in the traditional pasta town of Gragnano, Italy, by traditional methods with premium Italian durum wheat and local Gragnano water and then slowly dried for up to 2 days at a temperature which never exceeds 50°C.

Our supplier partner in the north of Italy has for many years produced free-from pastas in a purpose-built unit using gluten free grains for both retail and manufacturing customers.

Canned Fish

By creating sustainable partnerships with canneries and managing the supply chain from fishery to finished product, we can be confident of the quality and provenance of our fish range.

Mackerel & Brisling Sardines

Our partner, the only fish canner in Scotland and ideally located at the ports which receive the mackerel and sardines, is able to produce both traditional and innovative recipe products.

Tuna

We supply responsibly sourced tuna from our partners operating around the world in order to ensure sustainable supply whilst protecting fisheries’ resources and the communities that rely on the industry to survive.

See our Seafood Sourcing Policy for more details.

Salmon

We source wild Alaskan salmon from MSC approved fisheries harvested once a year. Traditional and skinless and boneless pink and red salmon is responsibly sourced and adheres to the highest quality standards.

Sardines

Our Mediterranean sardines are sourced from our partner based in Morocco close to the port where fresh fish can be delivered daily. Producing traditional recipes alongside skinless and boneless sardines, we also take care to preserve natural resources particularly in terms of energy & water consumption.

Pilchards

Our Glenryck Pilchards remain an iconic brand and we seek to ensure we respect the history and quality of the product. 

Canned Vegetables

We supply seasonal vegetables and pulses from our shareholder and long-term partners in Europe.

Focusing on the quality of our products, we also ensure that we take care of the resources and people that produce our food so that we can protect the future.  

Our vegetable range includes:

Pulses

Red Kidney Beans, Butter Beans, Chickpeas, Lentils, Cannellini Beans, Borlotti Beans, Mixed Beans

Non-seasonal Vegetables

Marrowfat peas, Mushy peas, Processed Peas, Ratatouille

Seasonal Vegetables

Petit Pois, Petit Pois & Carrots, Mixed Vegetables, Artichoke Hearts, Garden Peas, Sliced Carrots, Green Beans, Leaf Spinach, Broad Beans, Potatoes

Gherkins & Pickles

Our pickles range of gherkins and cornichons is freshly packed.

We are proud to distribute Mrs Balls Chutney and Ballymaloe relish in the UK

Canned Fruit

Sourcing from all over the world, we provide seasonally available fruit, locally packed, all year round. Alongside our partners from East to West and from the Northern Hemisphere & the Southern Hemisphere.

Our fruit range includes:

Berries

Blackberries, Blackcurrants, Raspberries, Strawberries

Citrus Fruits

Grapefruit Segments, Mandarin Segments, Orange Segments

Exotic Fruits

Guava, Lychees, Mango, Papaya, Pineapple, Rambutan, Tropical Fruit Cocktail

Deciduous

Apple Slices, Apricots, Peaches, Pears, Cherries

Fruit Cocktail

Popular and bespoke recipes of selected Mixed Fruits

Ambient Desserts

We offer evaporated and condensed milk from our partner in Northern Europe – a unique cooperative run by and for the long-term benefit of its farmers.

Home Baking & Confectionery

Our partner in the UK specialises in private label home baking chocolate and confectionery.

Including sustainable sources of cocoa, in a variety of formats.

Chocolate Spreads

We supply from Italy hazelnut-based cocoa and chocolate spreads for private label customers with traditional & innovative recipes.

Ready to Eat

We produce a range of ready to eat meal kits and sauces, and have a growing range of products that are suitable for a vegan diet such as tofu and fishless tuna. Produced mainly at our dedicated RTE plant in Thailand, our products are available in a range of different and innovative packaging formats.

Vinegars

Our partner in Italy, De Nigris, has been producing balsamic vinegars for over 3 generations and are master vinegar makers alongside their range of balsamic condiments.

Other Products

As we strive to be the best in class own brand ambient grocery supplier, we have added to our range over the years in partnership with long term suppliers:

  • Stock Cubes
  • Dried Italian Cheese
  • Table Sauces

Branded Products

Our strong reputation has earned us strategic partners with a number of internationally-renowned brands, and our customers enjoy the full category management benefits we can offer with our own Branded ranges too.