IL GUSTO was established over 15 years ago with 13 shops in the UK and 2 in Italy including concessions in prestigious stores such as Harrods and Selfridges. The plan is to open around 30 shops over the next 5 years, with all of these being owner operated franchises.
IL GUSTO, the theatre of taste is the core concept of the brand as all products can be try on premise. Often described as an Aladdin's cave for food and drink lovers, IL GUSTO retails an extensive selection of fruit vinegars and exquisite oils, selected wines, exotic liqueurs and an interesting selection of fine and rare spirits, all sold straight from the cask.
With carefully sourced products from leading Mediterranean and worldwide producers and knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff, IL GUSTO offers a quality service with a personal touch. Selling straight from the cask to the customer also brings back that relationship originally found when customers used to buy directly from the producer. At the core of IL GUSTO concept is flexibility and choice. There are over 70 different designs of bottle, from traditional and classic such as the very popular, stacking tower bottles, to modern and quirky such as the ladies stiletto, Adam and Eve figures and even a football. The bottles come in a variety of sizes, which can all be refilled again and again, giving customers the opportunity to sample small quantities of individual products or buy larger bottles of their favourites
Richard Mosconi, a finalist in the Ernst &Young Entrepreneur of the year award, says: "With interest in fine food and drink growing every year, and an increasing awareness of the health-giving properties of the Mediterranean lifestyle and diet, our product range is perfectly positioned to complement from these trends."
SO MANY POTENTIAL MARKETS
Including food, drink and cooking enthusiasts; personal gifts; weddings; corporate gifts; wholesale; catering businesses; restaurants; the licensed trade; and bars.
EXCLUSIVE QUALITY PRODUCT RANGE
Liqueurs including cream liqueurs and cocktails; fine and rare spirits; whiskies and brandies from the barrel; grappas; wines; extra virgin olive oils; plant, nut and healthy oils (with Omegas 3,6 and 9); and fruit and balsamic vinegars.