The Zia Maria Cucina, the brand of our Quality Italian products, was created to honor our Grandmother Mary Iacobellis. She was also affectionately known as “Aunt Mary” by her extended family and friends. Aunt Mary prepared outstanding Italian cuisine using fresh ingredients from her family farm and garden. Aunt Mary was regularly in the kitchen wearing her famous apron while she cooked for family gatherings. She always welcomed everyone into the kitchen with a smile which made you feel at home. Her smile will live on with our quality Italian brands.
Joy of the Valley was created to symbolize the Barese Region of Italy where the family of our Founder Don Saladino originated from in the 1800’s. The quality ingredients and regional flavors in Calabrese were the inspiration in creating the family sausage flavors. Don Saladino brought these family recipes, and his passion for exceptional quality, to the United States and began producing and selling his exceptional sausage products. We have made the brand “Joy of the Valley” the symbol of value and quality for our imported products from all corners of the World.
Don Saladino’s parents opened Lloyd's Market in 1944. Don Saladino began manufacturing quality sausage, in the meat department, using the traditional recipes from the family. The Saladino’s Sausage that was sold at Lloyd's Market developed a reputation with Customers of being superior in quality with the best ingredients. Lloyd’s Market is were the Saladino’s “Tradition of Service” began.
Our products under the Lloyd’s Market brand are available in three classifications:
Blue label is our premium fancy label for the Operator that values top quality.
Red label is for the Operator that wants a superior choice product at a valued price.
Green label is for the Operator looking for a valued standard product at a competitive price.
The Westside label was developed to symbolize the fact Don Saladino the Founder grew up in the Westside of Fresno California. In the early years many vegetables and produce were grown in the Westside of Fresno California and was known for its fertile land. This area along with the San Joaquin Valley is recognized as the “Bread Basket of the World”. Many of the fruits and vegetables of the Westside Preferred brand are canned in the San Joaquin Valley to provide the best quality to our Customers.
Our products are available in three classes:
Gold label is our premium label for the Operator that values top quality.
Green label is for the Operator that wants a superior product at a reasonable price.
Red label is for the Operator looking for a select product at a competitive price.