Bacco’s quality proposal has been recognized by the market. And we feel ready to meet the challenges and the chances of growth offered by new markets. We will keep the identity of a company with an artisanal soul and an industrial vocation, in order to give a bigger number of people products that keep the same quality and the same features of a niche production.
A challenge that our property has met in two respects: we have widened the range of products, with a line of “elite” products labelled Duca di Bronte, and the construction of Bacco house: a brand-new plant, in Cesarò industrial area, in the Parco dei Nebrodi, ten kilometres far from Bronte, with a laboratory that may five-fold increase the productive capacity. These are two connected phenomena: the current laboratory in via Palermo has been working at full stretch for years and it cannot support the requests of a bigger and more articulated demand anymore, where, in addition to the consolidation of our presence in the large-scale distribution (Coop, Esselunga, Auchan, Sma, Conad Adriatico, Distribuzione Centro Roma, Sidis, Sisa, Sigma, Despar, Famila, A&O, Metro, Unes Lombardia, to name but a few), a significant increase is marked both in foreign demands (mainly small-scale distribution of upper and medium-upper rank), and in those from small and middle realities working in the wine and food world of medium-upper bracket in the Italian market, mainly in Middle and North of Italy.
Converted into numbers, this meant a yearly average increase in turnover of 25% between 2011 and 2014, a stable 20-people workforce plus seasonal employees in Christmas and Easter times, and the extension of agents working in Italy and abroad, today consisting of 72 professionals.