Gallucci & Gilmour is a United Kingdom based company which specialises in selling Italian produce which it sources from smaller Italian companies in Italy’s south. Now, though, Gallucci & Gilmour is looking to Italy’s north to expand its offering.
After I wrote about the company, Gallucci & Gilmour – Boxing Clever to Bring Great Italian Food to the UK, I suggested to the owners that they should consider selling food products from Italy’s north. At that time, Gallucci & Gilmour was not quite ready to think about this. Well, it now looks as if they are which is why I received an email asking for the names of food producers in Lombardy.
This Saturday near me in Milan, a farmers’ market will take place. I’m going to pop along and have a word with a few of the stallholders and see if they might be interested in exporting some of their wares to the UK. One of the producers has supplied its hams to none other than NASA.
I’m also going to visit a local coffee and chocolate shop I know and see if its owners may be interested in establishing a relationship with Gallucci & Gilmour too.
If all works out, the exercise should produce a minor boost in export sales for a few interesting Italian small-scale food producers and, moreover, people in the United Kingdom will become a little more familiar with what northern Italy can offer. A win-win situation.
P.S. I pointed a Milan based Italian producer of coffee, chocolate, and other goodies towards Messrs. Gallucci & Gilmour today. Am hoping something good will come of the contact.