Gelatissimo has won the 34th Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry Business Excellence Award 2012 in the retail, wholesale, import and export category.

The award was judged on Gelatissimo’s leadership capabilities, networking, planning and the implementation of successful business innovations and strategies, along with the company’s environmental sustainability and community participation.

“Winning awards is always gratifying but we are especially honoured to have been recognised in the Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry Business Excellence Awards, because at its very heart, Gelatissimo is Italian,” says Domenico Lopresti, Gelatissimo joint-CEO.

“It is because of hardworking immigrants, my parents included, who brought their culture and many of their tastes to Australia and we have followed their lead.

“Our distinct point of difference is that we make our gelato fresh in-store daily from secret family recipes with many ingredients imported from Italy, in machines designed in Italy. We value quality, freshness and flavour, which are the hallmarks of Italian food and our brand has become the total embodiment of traditional Italian style and sophistication.”