History

Our evolution

1936

While operating a grocery store with his mother, Mr. Pasquale Gattuso (then called P. Gattuso Wholesale) starts representing various European food suppliers.

1946

Pasquale Gattuso entered the food manufacturing sector. Gattuso Corporation began manufacturing and importing such products as pasta, tomato paste, tomato sauce and various marinated products.

1956

After several years of intense market development and exceptional growth in the 1950s, the Gattuso brand name became a Canadian household staple. Gattuso Corporation employed more than 200 people.

1961

A new plant to opened in early 1961, and became the world's biggest center for processing and packing olives.

1967

Pasquale Gattuso sells his interest in Gattuso Corporation to further develop the import business under Gattuso Industries Ltd.

1985

Gattuso Industries acquires S.A.C. Import/Export, a company specialized in cheese imports.

1989

Gattuso Industries stream lined its list of products to focus on cheese importing.

1990

Gattuso Industries acquired the Canadian cheese import division of Campbell Soup Company Ltd.

1993

Pierre Gattuso succeeds Pasquale Gattuso as President of Gattuso Industries.

1995

Gattuso Industries makes the acquisition of the assets of William Berselli Ltd., specialized in cheese imports.

1998

Acquisition of 37 percent of the shares of La Fromagerie L'Ancêtre Inc., manufacturer of organic cheese.

1999

Gattuso Industries decides to sell its shares back to Fromagerie L’Ancêtre to launch its own projects in the organic sector.

2001

Pierre Gattuso is named member of the security committee of the Conseil des appellations agro-alimentaires du Quebec for organic food.

2004

Launching of a new line of organic products under the trade-mark Biobio.

2005

becomes Gattuso inc.

2009

Launching of a new image for the line of organic products under the trade-mark biobio.

2010

Frédéric Gattuso, représentant un membre de la 4e génération de la famille, à se joindre à l’entreprise.

2011

The corporation celebrates 75 years of excellence in the Canadian market. Launching of Grok cheese snacks.

2012

Gattuso Inc. becomes the majority shareholder of Nutri Impact Inc., a food brokerage company (previously known as Consultant AFC inc.)

2014

Biobio launches a new packaging and adds several cheeses to the line of products.

2016

Gattuso celebrates its 80th year in the food business.

2022

Frederic Gattuso is promoted to Vice President Logistic and Sales

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