Preserves & Sauces

La Doria: the canned food quality

The Italian company is leader in the canned food sector and boasts leading positions on some demanding foreign markets, where La Doria is a major supplier for mass market retailers

La Doria is an Italian leading corporation in the canned food sector and particularly in the production of tomato-based products, pasta sauce, canned vegetables, fruit juices and beverages. Today the company is the leading Italian producer of canned vegetables, the first largest producer of pasta sauces under private labels and the second largest producer of fruit juices and beverages (the first in the private labels segment) and of tomato-based products (peeled and chopped tomatoes).

A leading position abroad

The company can also boast leading positions on some demanding foreign markets such as the UK, Australia and Japan. It ranks first on the English market of tomato-based products and baked beans under private labels. La Doria is a major supplier for mass market retailers both in Italy and abroad, and is specialized in the private labels sector, or the supermarket’s brands. Approximately 93% of La Doria’s sales are generated via this channel, with clients such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Woolworths, Whole Foods, Sam’s Club, Morrison, Waitrose, Asda, Lidl and Ica. In addition to private labels, the Group sells products under La Doria brand, which is on the market from about 60 years, La Romanella (for value products), Althea, Bella Parma (for pasta sauces) and other major Italian and international leading brands (copacking).

The company’s strengths

La Doria’s strengths can be summarised as follows:

high quality products, guaranteed by
quality controls of raw materials;

high industrial efficiency allowing
cost leadership thanks to high
technology of process, optimal
utilization of the production capacity
and vertical integration;

large volumes in order to satisfy
retailers’ needs in terms of quantity;

• wide range of products;

• segmentation of the private label offer
to compete in different segments:
value, own brand, premium;

innovation of products, size and
packaging, indispensable in a mature
market like the canned food market.
The continuous introduction of higher
value-added and service products
allow to meet market demands and to
improve both trade and final customer

• high level of flexibility through
customized recipes, packaging and

• specialized know-how in the Private
Labels market.