David Vittorio has been promoted to senior director of marketing at Blount Fine Foods, the Fall River, Mass.-based manufacturer of premium, handcrafted soups, entrees and side dishes for retail and foodservice.
In this role, he supports Blount-branded products, well-known consumer food brands licensed by Blount, as well as the many private label brands for which Blount makes soups and other prepared foods. The company is the market leader in fresh retail soups.
“David Vittorio is the keeper of the Blount Find Foods brand, which has grown in scale and sophistication as the company has enjoyed a sustained period of incredible growth,” said Bob Sewall, Blount’s exec vp of sales & marketing, and Vittorio’s direct supervisor.
“Not only is he the primary steward of the Blount brand, but he also carefully coordinates our use of licensed brands under which we market soups, including Panera Bread and Legal Sea Foods,” Sewall noted. “On top of that, he and his team provide marketing and packaging support to many of the country’s top restaurant and grocery brands for whom we manufacture private label soups, entrées and sides.”
Vittorio directs a department that partners closely with Blount’s sales team to ensure Blount products are well known and sought after by retailers and restaurants, and with chefs and executives at those retailers and restaurants to provide incremental marketing support that helps customers sell more Blount products.
From package design to point-of-sale to web, social media, digital and traditional advertising, the Blount brand has grown every year under Vittorio’s leadership. In addition to supporting Blount’s sales department, Vittorio and his team also collaborate closely with the company’s culinary and R&D teams as well as operations and manufacturing.
About Blount Fine Foods
Blount Fine Foods is a family-owned and operated company that has been processing food since 1946. It produces more than 900 premium products for restaurants, institutions, retailers and club stores in all 50 states. Blount manufactures more than 600 proprietary soup recipes, including 75 varieties of clam chowder alone. The company is the largest manufacturer of lobster bisque in America, was the first brand to launch restaurant-quality, single-serve grab-n-go fresh soups at retail, and has full lines of organic and gluten-free soups and sides.
Blount product lines include fresh and frozen (but never canned) premium soups for foodservice and retail as well as premium side dishes and entrees. Its premium soups and specialty foods are made with the finest and freshest ingredients, locally sourced whenever possible, and handcrafted in small batches by a dedicated team through unparalleled customer collaboration.
Blount operates production facilities at its Fall River, Mass., headquarters, in Warren, R.I., and McKinney, Texas. Its award-winning production facilities showcase the company’s commitment to energy conservation and sustainable business practices.
Customers include national restaurant chains that have their custom soups made for them in accordance with their secret recipes. Similarly, the deli departments of many large and small supermarket chains offer Blount-created hot-to-go soup selections as well as fresh store-brand pre-packed soup cups.
Blount also carries a full line of fresh and frozen soups sold to club stores and retailers nationwide under the Legal Sea Foods and Panera Bread brands.
Blount generates over 300 million servings of premium soups each year. For more information, visit www.BlountFineFoods.com.