Google Answers Logo
View Question
Q: Producers of Food products in other countries ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Producers of Food products in other countries
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: ana3914-ga
List Price: $30.00
Posted: 25 Nov 2002 07:55 PST
Expires: 25 Dec 2002 07:55 PST
Question ID: 114186
I am trying to locate producers of toasted bread in Italy and
Portugal.  If the country has a liason in the U.S. that information
would be extremely helpful.

Request for Question Clarification by politicalguru-ga on 26 Nov 2002 08:06 PST
The two countries have liasons in the US. Do you mean the companies?

Clarification of Question by ana3914-ga on 26 Nov 2002 09:31 PST
In trying to find a producer of toasted bread in Italy or Portugal, I
am especially interested in a company that may be named Royal Sire. 
Once these producers are identified I want to know if I must deal with
them directly in their country or if their country has an office in
the United States that will be our contact.  Perhaps the company has a
representative in the U.S. we could contact. Hope this is clear. Thank

Request for Question Clarification by czh-ga on 12 Dec 2002 01:39 PST
Hello ana3914-ga,

I've identified several producers of toasted bread in Italy but I have
not found any from Portugal. I've also found some in France and Spain.
I've also found a vendor online who markets Royal Sire Whole Wheat
Toasts. I've sent them an e-mail to see if they can tell me how to
contact Royal Sire directly. Would this information be sufficient to
answer your question?


Clarification of Question by ana3914-ga on 12 Dec 2002 08:01 PST
If you can provide the phone numbers,adresses, and e-mails, if
available, for all of these industries to include the information on
Royal Sire we can take it from there.  If the companies have an export
department please provide that information also.  Hopefully you are
able to get the Royal Sire information, this is key.

Thank you very much,
Subject: Re: Producers of Food products in other countries
Answered By: czh-ga on 13 Dec 2002 18:13 PST
Hello ags,

I think I’ve found a collection of links that will help you connect
with the producers of Royal Sire products as well as with the makers
of Italian toasted breads.

I found a lead for Royal Sire at a Web site that sells their Whole
Wheat Toasts.
Royal Sire Whole Wheat Toasts
I e-mailed sugarfree kitchen and got back the following information:
”On the package is the information that the product is distributed by
Real Distributing Corp., Miami, FL. 33166.”

Checking on Google I got the full address.
Real Distributing Corp, (305) 592-5559, 8029 NW 60th St, Miami, FL
I called them and the phone was answered as “ARA Group” I left
messages for the Sales department at 305-592-5558 but I haven’t gotten
a call back.
I recommend that you call them to verify that they are distributors of
Royal Sire products and to get whatever additional information they
may have on the source of these products.

Searching the Web for “real distributing” I only got one hit, but
pursuing it should be helpful.
The global new products database is part of Mintel International Group
Ltd. The gnpd is a comprehensive database that monitors worldwide
product innovation in consumer packaged goods markets.,21
Real Distributing – Bakery
Searching on Royal Sire comes up with 1 hit. Unfortunately this is a
fee-based site so I could not access the information. You will need to
contact Mintel (the owner of gnpd) to find out what they have.
Operating for more than 30 years, Mintel services has unrivalled,
independent experience in the fast-moving product intelligence market.
Our in-house team researches trends in packaged consumer goods (fmcg)
sectors and offers specialist, in-depth analyses and services.
Mintel International Group Ltd,
213 W. Institute Place 
Chicago, IL 60610
Switchboard: 312 932 0400
Sales Hotline: 312 932 0400

Next, I’ll share with you what I found about producers of toasted
bread. Searching for “toasted bread” I found out that it’s called
“fette biscottate” in Italian.
What is sold in Italy as toasted bread (fette biscottate) much
resembles fine-crumbed American-style or northern-European bread baked
in a tin, which has been toasted until light brown and quite crunchy
in texture.

Searching for “fette biscottate” I discovered many Italian producers.
Here are the ones that seemed most likely to suit your needs.
This page lists three brands of fette biscottate and rates them. 
Barilla Mulino Bianco
fette biscottate or toasted bread
You can contact them in English by e-mail to “Request for business
Fette biscottate
Request information
Buitoni USA contact page. Note that fette biscottate are not listed in
the US product line. However, you should be able to get additional
information by contacting them about products available from Italy.
fette biscottate or toasted bread
E-mail contact form
Mulino Bianco Fette Biscottate
• Tel. 0875-85649 
   • E-Mail :
Fette Biscottate
Contact form

You also wanted to find out about country liaison offices. Here are
some links that should help with that.
The Italian Institute for Foreign Trade
Links to 5 trade offices in the US and many other resources.
The Italian Trade Commission
33 E 67th Street, New York, NY 10021
 The Official Site of the Foods and Wines of Italy
International Trade Data System
This is a US Treasury Department site that gives general information
about importing into the US.
The Frequently Asked Importing Questions at this site provides a
variety of resources for people interesting in importing products to
the US.
Business to business international trade help
This is an Italian organization that helps companies that want to
import Italian products.

I enjoyed learning about the “toasted bread” products and I wish you
success with your venture.



Italian toasted bread
Royal Sire
fette biscottate
italian trade commission

Clarification of Answer by czh-ga on 18 Dec 2002 08:22 PST
Hello again ags,

I just got a call from Nicole Abrante, the sales manager at Real
Distributing in Miami (305-592-5559 x210). She confirmed that they own
the Royal Sire line of products. The brand name is used for a variety
of crackers and cookies that they purchase in Europe from various
manufacturers and distribute under the Royal Sire name. She will be
happy to help you with your quest.

I've also gotten a response from Mintel. They informed me that  "The
cost estimate for one sample would be approximately $170.  It would be
most cost efficient to get multiple samples of the product." This
source may be good to remember for future difficult to find products.

I'm glad I was able to track down the Royal Sire product for you.
Happy Holidays.


samples of the product.
There are no comments at this time.

Important Disclaimer: Answers and comments provided on Google Answers are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Google does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. Please read carefully the Google Answers Terms of Service.

If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by emailing us at with the question ID listed above. Thank you.
Search Google Answers for
Google Answers  

Google Home - Answers FAQ - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy