Paul R. Smith, CEO of announced the inaugurated co-branding agreement with Ottomanelli Gourmet Foods.

Ottomanelli provides the next step in gourmet online shopping, offering Meats, Seafood, Poultry, gourmet Pastas, Sauces, Cheeses, Breads and Desserts.

“Our relationship with will give us greater reach to consumers in search of quality gourmet food,” said Frank Ottomanelli. “The gourmet food market is rich with ethnicity and sought out by consumers. This market will continue to grow, and we anticipate further growth through”

According to Forrester Research, food sales are projected to grow from $.01 billion in 1999 to $6.3 billion in 2000, using electronic commerce.

About Ottomanelli Gourmet Food

For over 200 years in Southern Italy, the Ottomanelli family practiced the butcher’s craft. In the 1930’s and 1940’s the Ottomanelli brothers brought that Old World craft to America opening butcher shops in New York City in historic Greenwich Village and in the borough of Queens, which the family still owns today.

Frank Ottomanelli’s rich Italian heritage is evident in the quality and integrity he brings to all the fine product in his online shop. Ranging from gourmet meats, pastas, breads, and cheese to award winning desserts, Ottomanelli brings top quality food products to the online shopper.

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