Liguria Foods Hires Southeastern Business Development Manager

Humboldt, IA – September 20, 2017 – Liguria Foods, the country’s premier pepperoni and dried sausage manufacturer, is pleased to announce the addition of Kathy Gilde to the staff. Kathy will cover the Southeastern U.S. as the Business Development Manager.

“We’re thrilled to have Kathy on our sales team at Liguria Foods. She will be an integral part of our next stage growth.  Kathy will be based in the Southeast but also has a host of national account skills that we will leverage,” said Mark Majewski, Liguria’s Senior Vice President and General Manager.

Kathy has spent more than 25 years in foodservice sales, most recently in the international arena for Cheney Brothers. “I am looking forward to bringing all my experience and long-time relationships with national accounts. In addition, I pride myself in my ability to open up new accounts,” Kathy said.

Kathy began her sales career at Hillshire Farms, where she increased her sales territory five-fold. She was promoted to the Sara Lee Meat Group where she worked closely with R&D department to develop new products. Her next position was as the Regional Sales manager at Stockpot and Campbell’s where she focused on developing private label product sales.

Kathy also held national account sales manager positions at Culinary Standards, HIghliner Foods, CMI Food Solutions and Unilever, where she worked closely with corporate chefs and R&D to develop new product innovations. Her most recent position at Cheney Brothers was in international export sales, where she worked with customers in more than 100 countries.

Liguria Foods is thrilled to have Kathy and hope current and new customers enjoy her solutions-oriented selling approach.

For more information, contact Liguria Foods at

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Liguria Foods, Inc. provides premium quality dry sausage toppings, including what many consider to be the market’s best-tasting pepperoni. Since its founding in 1974, Liguria Foods has been dedicated to the foundation of recipe formulation. The classic recipe combines distinctive spices, enticing color, and a consistent blend of meats, providing customers with the same performance and flavor every day. The dedicated production process merges the best modern technology with traditional touches like a redwood drying room, resulting in consistently delicious products. For 40 years, Liguria Foods has provided pizza lovers with enjoyable, memorable dining experiences, sharing a passion for the best-tasting pepperoni and Italian meat products. 

At Liguria, we produce high quality pepperoni that makes every pizza taste better.

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National Pepperoni Pizza Day is September 20. These pizza shops entice followers with mouth-watering pepperoni pizzas on Instagram. Show us your best shot, tag #nationalpepperonipizzaday and #pizzatoday on Instagram (IG).

Detroit Named Best City for Pizza

This story originally appeared in PMQ Magazine – click here to read the entire story.

And the No. 1 city for American pizza fans is … no, not New York. Nope, it’s not Chicago, either. Hey, don’t give us that dirty look—we just report the news here, folks.

According to SmartAsset, which crunched data on pizza-related metrics from 150 of the country’s largest cities, Detroit is the best city in the U.S. for pizza lovers, with Chicago barely even cracking the top 50. Yes, you read that right—Chicago came in at No. 43, while New York finished in third place, behind Buffalo.

SmartAsset, a New York-based company specializing in personal finance technology, analyzed data from 150 of the largest American cities, focusing on total number of pizza restaurants; average quality of pizza restaurants; the percentage of highly rated pizza restaurants; the number of pizza restaurants per 10,000 residents; and the local cost of living.

The study pinpointed Detroit—known for its square, deep-dish, crispy-crust style of pizza—as the “pizza capital of the U.S.” The city, home to the legendary Buddy’s Rendezvous, where Detroit-style pizza originated, boasts around 1,050 pizza shops and 15.5 places for every 10,000 residents. “In terms of quality, Detroit also scores well,” the SmartAsset report states. “The average pizza place in Detroit has a Yelp rating of 3.42. However, if you are a true pizza connoisseur and you’re only visiting Detroit for a brief time, you may want to do some research ahead of time. Only 11% of pizza places here have an average rating above 4.4, meaning popping into just any place may leave you disappointed.”

Leading Pizzeria Operators Say It’s OK to Raise Your Prices

It’s hard to find good help these days—and that’s not just a tongue-in-cheek cliché. It’s an increasingly common lament from pizzeria owners and other restaurateurs. With unemployment low nationwide and some cities and states raising the minimum wage, many pizzeria owners are struggling to attract high-quality employees they can afford—while others find they need to pay more to retain the ones they’ve got. And general operating expenses—from food costs to rent—never seem to go down, just up. So what’s a struggling operator to do?

In this exclusive video interview with PMQ, Romeo’s Pizza founder Sean Brauser explains how to raise your prices. –


Americans Love Ordering Pizza on Facebook

If there’s any easier way to get pizza to consumers, it’s with technology.

Casual dining spots are lingering and ordering a pie with the ease of your phone or computer is becoming a priority. See how this shift is changing the food industry with some facts from Bloomberg!#TechXPizza

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