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Governor Cuomo Announces Partnership Between Lidestri Food and Drink and Crop's N.V. at Eastman Business Park
Rochester, NY — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the partnership between food product manufacturer LiDestri Food and Drink and Crop's N.V. of Belgium in Rochester. With support from the State, the successful companies will form a new company that will manufacture ready-to-eat-meals at a new 65,000 square-foot facility at Eastman Business Park. The partnership will result in the creation of 123 new full-time jobs over the next five years, and 900 jobs will be retained at LiDestri's two Finger Lakes region locations. In addition to the construction of the new facility, the $51.3 million project will also include the addition of manufacturing lines, a rail extension and utility upgrades.

Francesco Rinaldi™ Unveils Line of Organic Pasta Sauces, Sustainable Packaging for Entire Family of Products
Rochester, NY — JULY 17, 2018 — Household classic Francesco Rinaldi has released a fresh new line of USDA Certified Organic pasta sauces available in four specially crafted recipes: Portobello, Pomodoro, Garlic & Onion and Basil. Francesco Rinaldi’s organic sauces will be packaged in the environmentally-friendly Living Jar, an innovative substitute to glass packaging that is lighter, shatterproof and has a significantly smaller eco-footprint than its glass counterpart.

LiDestri Food and Beverage Announces Leadership Transition
Rochester, NY — LiDestri Food and Beverage President and CEO Giovanni LiDestri is delighted to announce that, effective July 23, 2016, he will be transferring responsibilities for day-to-day company operations to sibling team Stefani and John C. LiDestri, who will serve as co-presidents under his active direction.

Collaboration Offers Innovations Like Newman's Own’s 'Common Good' a Speedier Path to Market
Rochester, NY — Just one year after Newman’s Own CEO Mike McGrath told LiDestri Foods CEO Giovanni LiDestri about an idea for a new line of organic pasta sauces, pallets of finished jars began arriving at Kroger stores nationwide, under the name Common Good.

LiDestri Food and Beverage Announces Purchase Of Hiperbaric HPP Machine
Rochester, NY — With the upcoming addition of high pressure processing (HPP), LiDestri Food and Beverage continues to grow its capabilities with an eye toward the upward-trending market for healthy and natural food and beverages.

LiDestri Targets Healthy And Natural Market With Premium Organic Teas, Banana Water And Aloe Water At PLMA 2015
Rochester, NY — Helping retailers take aim at the soon-to-be $1 trillion healthy and natural market, LiDestri Food, Beverage and Spirits will be sampling its new, premium organic teas and functional, flavored waters at PLMA 2015 in Chicago.

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