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Established 1968

Salvatore Cumbo established Salvo in a small North London delicatessen. Salvatore worked passionately to bring the best Mediterranean products to London's Italian eateries

1975

Salvo moved to larger premises in the Caledonian Road. With a rapidly growing clientele, soon more hands were required and Salvatore's two brothers Giuseppe and Calogero, son-in-law Domenico and daughters Giuseppina and Teresa joined the business. Inevitably more sophisticated warehouse and management facilities were necessary. Since 1968, Salvo has built up a highly respected business supplying major restaurants, hotels and café groups.

2011

Salvo CFS and Rondanini UK joined forces to create a new joint venture called Salvo 1968 Ltd. Supplying all major restaurants and café groups from their new modern distribution facility in Hertfordshire. Rondanini UK Ltd, is a leading Italian food importer of chilled and ambient products, supplying major retailers and foodservice groups in the UK.

2012

Salvo 1968 strengthened the chilled and ambient side of its business through the acquisition of Fine Italian Foods retail sector.

2013

Salvo 1968 became the first Italian wholesaler to launch an online shopping platform showcasing their entire range of products at the best prices. Salvo's new e-commerce site is extremley user friendly and customers benefit from all year low prices which are support by monthly special offers, Real Time Stock Availibility whilst ordering, Account Management to view all previous orders and invoices and unique functionailities for quick and easy ordering.

2014

Salvo 1968 is proud to announce the achievment of EFSIS accreditation, a widely recognised standard for storage and distribution of chilled and ambient foods. After achieving the highest level of conformity, Salvo management are fully committed to achieve BRC next year.

2015

Salvo 1968 is proud to announce the achievement of grade A BRC accreditation in storage and distribution.

The Future

Our culinary zest and customer-focused ethics are the inspiration for continuous product evaluation and refinement of logistics and other operations.

We are committed to work closely with our partners and remain at the forefront of supplying the highest quality products and trusted brands to retailers and caterers with competitive prices and a personal, reliable and efficient service.