Member News: Bono Wins Three Major Awards in Three Weeks for its Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Bono Wins Three Major Awards in Three Weeks for its Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Accolades Come Amid U.S. Expansion
Bono, Sicily’s largest producer of extra virgin olive oil, has plenty to brag about this spring. The family-owned business has just won its third major award in three weeks: a 2018 Silver Award in the New York International Olive Oil Competition.
The coveted award is for Bono’s signature PDO Certified Extra Virgin Olive Oil Val Di Mazara, Sicily.  Earlier in April, the company won two 2018 sofi Awards from the Specialty Food Association for its Double Certified Sicilian Val Di Mazara PDO Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil: best new olive oil and a bronze award.
“We are so proud to be recognized for our olive oils at a time when competition is particularly intense. Consumers have so many choices today, and these awards help verify that we are producing outstanding products,” says Salvatore Russo-Tiesi, General Manager of Bono, the company’s U.S. arm.
This year’s NYIOOC was the most competitive yet. Entries were capped at 1,000 from 27 countries. In announcing the latest honor, the NYIOOC describes Bono’s oil: “Delicate and persistent, it has hints of fresh grass, artichoke and green tomato.”
Russo-Tiesi was featured in a Wall Street Journal article recently about the impact of winning a NYIOOC award.
Bono has been expanding across the U.S., with new accounts this year at Wegmans, Rouses, Central Market, HEB, and Bristol Farms among numerous other admired supermarket chains and specialty food retailers.  For more info on Bono follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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