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Introducing Pintos Pride Indian Cooking Sauces
20/07/2018
Do you crave the taste of the orient?   Pinto’s Pride Brand is introducing a new range of Indian ready-made cooking sauces. Freshly made, convenient, and super easy to prepare! Simply stir fry some pieces of chicken or meat and add the vegetables of your choice in a little oil for three minutes. Add a jar of Pinto's Indian sauce of your choice and simmer until chicken or meat is cooked through. Simply serve with basmati rice. Three different flavors to choose from including Tikka Masala, Korma and Curry Sauce. Outstanding cuisine, ready in minutes!      
Pinto Italian Cooking Sauces Launch
20/07/2018
Do you fancy a classic Italian pasta dish?   Pinto’s Pride Brand is introducing a new range of Italian ready-made cooking sauces. Freshly made, convenient, and super easy to prepare! Simply warm contents of jar over a low flame, stirring occasionally, until hot. Pour over freshly cooked pasta. Pinto's pride range of Italian sauces are ideal to be served with penne or fusilli. Three different flavors to choose from including Basil & Garlic, Spicy Arrabiata and Napoletana (onion & carrot). Outstanding cuisine, ready in minutes!    
Hanini Fresh Cheeselets now with EXTRA CALCIUM
19/07/2018
Hanini Fresh Cheeselets are now available in the local market with ADDED CALCIUM!   Calcium, the most abundant mineral in the body, is essential to build and maintain strong bones and teeth both for adults and especially children. Each of these special Hanini cheeselets contain more than 250mg of calcium, equivalent to 30% of the daily recommended intake. The recommended daily allowance for calcium is 800mg. Fortunately, the addition of calcium enriches the great taste and firmness of the traditional Gozitan cheeselets.   Conveniently packed in packs of 2 cheeselets, these new cheeselets can be easily spotted from their brown colored sleeve.   Hanini Cheeselets are produced from pasteurized milk and are gluten free!   Hanini Fresh Cheeselets with Added Calcium Pack    
Tomato Season 2018
04/07/2018
The heat is on and as the tomatoes grow plump and juicy, the machinery and factory at Magro Brothers is busy awaiting the first truckloads of tomatoes to arrive! It is an exciting time - over a hundred and fifty employees are involved in one way or another to commence the harvesting season. Paperwork, maintenance on various, glimmering, stainless steel machinery is in check, trucks and tents are set up to welcome and weigh the red fruits and visits to local farmers ensures that the plants meet the strict quality control adhered to by the company. The factory will now be operating around the clock with rivers of tomatoes making their way to their appropriate cans - some will be chopped into pulp chunks, others made into juice and sauces and yet others will be used in the production of Malta's favorite brand - Three Hills Kunserva! Magro Brothers invite you to join them during this special time. Factory tours are available, whereby qualified tour guides will give demonstrations of the entire tomato process - a tour which will be enjoyed by young and old alike. Booking in advance is highly recommended. To book your tour please contact us on Freephone 8007 5533 or email us on visits@magro.com.mt                  
Lactose Free Cheeselets
04/07/2018
Farm Fresh Limited proudly introduces Hanini's Fresh Cheeselets Lactose Free.   Lactose is a type of sugar found in milk. Some people and is difficult to digest lactose. To produce Hanini’s Lactose Free* Gibniet, an enzyme is added to the milk during the production process that breaks Lactose into other simpler sugars which can be digested by lactose intolerant people. Fortunately this process does not effect the great taste of the traditional Gozitan cheeselets.   Hanini Lactose free cheeselets are conveniently packed in packs of two cheeselets. Enjoy!    
Preparations for the tomato season
22/05/2018
Our dedicated farmers are very busy taking care of their fields and tomato plants. The photos below show the preparation of the open fields and the gradual scenario from sowing to planting. All in preparation for the tomato processing during July and August.        Plants ready for transplanting   Field preparation    Field preparation    Growing plants     Growing plants     Growing plants     Growing plants                
Ethiopian Delegation at The Magro Food Village
12/04/2018
A delegation led by His Excellency Dr. Aklilu Hailemichael, State Minister for Business and Diaspora Affairs within the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The Minister was accompanied by H.E. The Ambassador Zenebu Tadasse, other Embassy officials and the members of the Ethiopian press. The delegation was organized by Mr. Anton Buttigieg CEO of Trade Malta and H.E. Ronald Micallef Non-Resident Ambassador to Ethiopia and African Union. Mr Magro and Trading team has welcomed the delegation at our premises, and explored trading opportunities between our firm and Ethiopia. We will surely follow up this visit to establish business contacts in Ethiopia and expressed our interest to visit the country in the near future.                      
Magro Brothers participates at Gulfood Food Fair, Dubai 2018
19/02/2018
Magro Brothers is currently participating in the Gulfood Exhibition which is taking place in Dubai. This is the 2nd time our company is taking part in this exhibition. Gulfood is the world’s largest annual food & beverage exhibition, welcoming professionals from all corners of the globe to meet for 5 days of business. Over 4000 exhibitors took part this year; each provide a showcase of tastes, trends and innovations that are shaping the future of food and beverage consumption worldwide. Magro's Brothers Stand is situated at Sheikh Saeed Hall Stand S-K37.                
New Brand for the Magro Group
13/02/2018
The Magro Group proudly presents the latest addition to their brand portfolio, Divini. Divini embraces the cooking concepts that have traditionally shaped the Maltese household’s menu. The brand is all about bringing wholesome, genuine products to the tables of the general public through presence in retail outlets across the Maltese islands. Handmade in Gozo from fresh ingredients and traditional recipes, yet supplied in ultra-modern high convenience packaging, Divini products are a wonderful fusion of the old and the new. Our first product which has successfully been launched to market is Ravjul (Ravioli) which comes in two varieties – Irkotta and Irkotta with Parsley. The bag also comes with 2 separate pouches of traditional tomato and garlic sauce (Zalza tal-Kunserva) which are conveniently portioned and packed in “boil-in bags”. Simply prepare a pot of boiling water and have yourself a delightful meal ready in just a few minutes!    
Farmers Meetings 2017
15/01/2018
 The Hon. Parliamentary Secretary Clint Camilleri met farmers who cultivate and deliver tomatoes for processing to Magro Brothers. Mr Christian Magro, the newly elected CEO of Magro Brothers, Directors and high officials from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights, were among the speakers who together with Hon. Camilleri addressed both meetings in Malta and Gozo. The meetings were fruitful and beneficial to all parties concerned in this important sector for the Maltese islands and constructive discussions were held during the both well attended meetings.    Malta Meeting   Malta Meeting     Gozo Meeting    Gozo Meeting  
Magro Brothers Christmas Staff Party 2017
11/01/2018
At the end of each year as always, Magro Brothers celebrated Christmas and the New Year with a delicious dinner party for which all employees of the Magro Group attended. The management and families of all employees were invited. The event was held on Thursday 21st December at Calypso Hotel in Marsalforn. Children were entertained by their favorite cartoon figures and many other activities. Father Christmas distributed gifts to the delight of all, especially the young ones. The many families present together with the directors and management and their families looked like one big family gathered together.               
A new CEO for Magro Brothers
08/01/2018
Magro Brothers of Gozo have appointed Mr. Christian Magro as the new CEO for their business operations. Christian is the eldest of the 4 th generation of the Magro family. He was born on the 22nd June 1979 and completed his studies in 2002 with a degree in B.Com (Hons) for Public & Private Sector Management. Christian was always keen on the family business and during his childhood he spent most of his free time and holidays at the factory. On completion of his studies, he joined the company and slowly worked his way up. In December 2011 Christian joined the Board of Directors and 2 years later was appointed General Manager of Magro Brothers (Foods) Ltd. Christian is married to Charmaine and they have two children Mikela and Marta. Christian has a younger brother and sister; Nicholas and Joanna, who are both involved in the family business. John Magro is to remain chairman of the board of directors and his brother Michael is to remain a director.   Mr Christian Magro   Xewkija Premises (credit to Daniel Cilia)    
Manager of the Year Award
07/12/2017
Magro Brothers Group would like to congratulate Victor John Curmi, an employee within our company, who yesterday was awarded with the Manager of the Year award, which event was hosted by the Ministry of Social Dialogue. Victor joined the company, Magro Brothers (Foods) Limited on 6th March 1989. He has been in employment with the company for the last 29 years, where his career progression has continued to develop and evolve. Victor is of a strong character, loyal, honest, responsible and respectful to his superiors, colleagues and the company. Putting all these personal characteristics together with others such as being a result-oriented, multi-tasking, flexible and knowledgeable person, has made him advance within the organization. Putting all the personal attributes together showed that he had qualities of leadership, management, ability to handle conflicts in difficult situations, a goal for perfection and was result-oriented. In fact today he occupies the role of Quality and Technical Executive. Once again the management and employees of Magro Brothers would like to thank and augur Mr Curmi for this honour and for his contribution towards the company’s success.   Mr Curmi addressing people during ceremony  
Farmers Meetings
30/11/2017
The Annual General Meeting of the Koperattiva tat-Tadam Ghall-Ipprocessar Limited was held on the 28th November 2017. Mr John Magro and Mr Christian Magro were among the guest speakers who addressed the farmers attending the meeting. The cultivation of tomatoes for processing in Malta and Gozo, harvested during the summer months of each year, is still the largest crop being produced by our farmers. Although new systems and modern technology in cultivating tomatoes were introduced during the years, the still manually hand picked tomatoes remain one of the best quality crops being processed in our islands by Magro Brothers.        
The Hon. Adrian Delia visits The Magro Food Village
06/11/2017
Today, the Hon. Adrian Delia, leader of the opposition, paid an official visit to Magro Brothers at The Magro Food Village in Xewkija, Gozo. Directors John and Michael Magro together with Christian, Nicholas and Joanna welcomed Hon. Delia and showed him around the various factories and workshops. Dr. Delia met a number of employees from the various divisions of the company.                                
Pink October Malta at The Magro Food Village
20/10/2017
As part of the Pink October events, in celebration of Pink October Malta, employees at The Magro Food Village organised a nice gesture to make more awareness about breast cancer. For this occasion, some delicious delicacies were prepared and all employees gave a small donation for the delicacies. The Directors of the company contributed as well. Mrs Michelle Muscat was then welcomed at The Magro Food Village where checque was presented to her.                      
End of Tomato Season BBQ
11/09/2017
The Directors of Magro Brothers closed this year's season 2017 with a grand BBQ offered to all the staff and their families from Malta and Gozo. The event took place at the Magro premises on Saturday 2nd September and started with a mass. The mass was followed by the opening of various entertainment activities which included a bouncing castle, a children's water slide and many more. All guests, over 300, were entertained to music, lavish food buffet and drinks. The social gathering ended with a grand raffle for all those present.                                        
Hon. Minister for Gozo, Dr Justyne Caruana, paid an official visit to Magro Brothers in Xewkija
11/08/2017
Hon. Minister for Gozo, Dr Justyne Caruana, paid an official visit to Magro Brothers in Xewkija Gozo. Dr Caruana witnessed local products in the making including fresh tomato processing . After visiting the tomato plant, Dr Caruana was greeted by all employees and Magro family members.                
Hon. Clint Camilleri visits Magro's tomato fields and tomato plant
28/07/2017
The Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights Clint Camilleri, visited Gozo. Mr John Magro accompanied him in the fields where he met with farmers busy with this season’s tomato harvest. He expressed his appreciation for their hard work, particularly in the heat of the sun whilst tending their crops. After visiting the fields, Mr John Magro accompanied Clint Camilleri to the Magro tomato plant in Xewkija who were greeted by all employees and Magro family members.                        
Il-Helwa by Three Hills
22/07/2017
Three Hills Brand proudly launches a new product - 'Il-Helwa'. Il-Helwa is a special tomato spread made from sun-dried tomatoes. It is made in the traditional Gozitan way. Salt and sugar are added to give this tomato spread a sweet taste. Il-Helwa can be enjoyed spread on Maltese bread and in everyday cooking. Il-Helwa also makes a great dip!   Ask for 'Il-Helwa' at your local outlet. Now available.      
Tomato Season 2017
05/07/2017
The heat is on and as the tomatoes grow plump and juicy, the machinery and factory at Magro Brothers is busy awaiting the first truckloads of tomatoes to arrive! It is an exciting time - over a hundred and fifty employees are involved in one way or another to commence the harvesting season. Paperwork, maintenance on various, glimmering, stainless steel machinery is in check, trucks and tents are set up to welcome and weigh the red fruits and visits to local farmers ensures that the plants meet the strict quality control adhered to by the company. The factory will now be operating around the clock with rivers of tomatoes making their way to their appropriate cans - some will be chopped into pulp chunks, others made into juice and sauces and yet others will be used in the production of Malta's favorite brand - Three Hills Kunserva! Magro Brothers invite you to join them during this special time. Factory tours are available, whereby qualified tour guides will give demonstrations of the entire tomato process - a tour which will be enjoyed by young and old alike. Booking in advance is highly recommended. To book your tour please contact us on Freephone 8007 5533 or email us on visits@magro.com.mt                    
A cordial visit by The Hon. Parliamentary Secretary Clint Camilleri
23/06/2017
A cordial visit by The Hon. Parliamentary Secretary Clint Camilleri was paid to the Directors and employees at the Magro Food Village. Mr John Magro together with Directors Mr Michael Magro and Mr Nicholas Magro greeted the Hon. Clint Camilleri and augured him all the success in his new venture as Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights. He also met employees from various sectors of the company. At the end of the visit Mr John Magro presented the Hon Mr Camilleri with the book "A Century of Enterprise".                
Hon. Minister for Gozo, Dr Justyne Caruana, paid an official visit to Magro Brothers in Xewkija Gozo
19/06/2017
Hon. Minister for Gozo, Dr Justyne Caruana, paid an official visit to Magro Brothers in Xewkija Gozo. Welcoming her at the Magro Food Village was the Chairman of the Group Mr John Magro who took her round the Savina Creativity Centre, Farm Fresh producing the renowned Hanini products and the Magro Brothers (Foods) Ltd plant. During her visit Minister Caruana had a cordial meeting with Mr Magro and his three children, Chris, Nicholas and Joanna at the Magro Head Office where she was greeted by various employees.                        
New condiment addition
10/06/2017
The local Mayor's range of sauces has now been extended with another premium condiment. The current range includes: Ketchup, BBQ Sauce, Brown Steak Sauce, Salad Cream and Burger Sauce. Mustard Sauce is the latest addition. Mayor’s classic Mustard Sauce Cocktail Sauce makes an excellent topping for many dishes including meat and vegetables. Mustard sauce comes in a convenient top down squeezy bottle and it is offered with a saving of 50c on each bottle.    
Directors of EU Paying Agencies together with officials from the European Commission paid a visit to the Magro Food Village
17/05/2017
Directors of EU Paying Agencies, together with officials from the European Commission, attending the 41st Conference in Gozo paid a visit to the Magro Food Village. They were accompanied by Directors and Officials from the Maltese Paying Agency (ARPA). All delegates were given a short tour around the plant of Magro Brothers (Foods) Ltd, Farm Fresh producing the Hanini Products and Savina Creativity Centre. Mr. John Magro, Chairman of the Magro Group of Companies and Dr. Justin Zahra, Head Paying Agency, addressed all present.        
The Maltese Presidency together with Deputy Director General Health and Consumer Affairs visits the Magro Food Village
05/05/2017
The Maltese Presidency together with Ladislav Miko (Deputy Director General Health and Consumer Affairs), Dorothea Andre (Head of Unit - Plant Health) and EU Plant Health Officials visited the Magro Food Village. They were shown around the plant and Savina Creativity Centre. Mr John Magro welcomed all officials at the Head Office of Magro Brothers in Xewkija.            
Magro Brothers and Nectar forge new distribution relationship
03/05/2017
Magro Brothers (Foods) Ltd. announced that Nectar Ltd. will sell and distribute five of their key brands across Malta and Gozo from the beginning of April 2017. The five Magro Brands are Three Hills, Mayor, Jolly, Pinto’s Pride, and Tomafina. “As we continuously seek to add convenience to our clients, we see great opportunity for continued growth,” explains Mr Christian Magro, general manager of Magro Brothers (Foods) Ltd. “The distribution channel, however, remains key to delivering our products to the market across Malta and Gozo in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. For this purpose, we are now teaming up with Nectar Ltd. to further improve efficiency and service levels to our clients. As we continue to expand Magro Brothers’ product offerings and brands, Nectar has modern warehousing and storage facilities as well as proper structures in place able to handle both present and future sales and distribution requirements.” Mr Andrea Agius, general manager of Nectar Ltd, said: “Magro Brothers’ pristine reputation for the production and provision of quality food will now be combined with the strong and extensive sales and distribution network that we, at Nectar, have developed within the food and beverage sector over the past 25 years. Today, Nectar sells and distributes ambient, chilled and frozen products on a daily basis across both islands, using experienced salespersons backed by custom-built software technologies and a fleet of modern trucks. From a trained sales force of over 50 employees, Nectar has already assigned a team of dedicated sales professionals specifically to grow the already very well-established Magro Brothers’ brands.” Magro Brothers celebrated their centenary anniversary in 2016 and over the years they have successfully introduced various locally made products on the market under these brands. Today, these brands represent Magro Brothers’ philosophy in their continuous search for excellence.          
Best Condiment or Sauce Winner
27/02/2017
Magro Brothers is currently participating in the Gulfood Exhibition which is taking place in Dubai. Gulfood is the world’s largest annual food & beverage exhibition, welcoming professionals from all corners of the globe to meet for 5 days of business. Over 4000 exhibitors took part this year; each provide a showcase of tastes, trends and innovations that are shaping the future of food and beverage consumption worldwide. Magro Brothers also participated in this year’s Gulfood Innovation Awards 2017 under the section for ‘Best Condiment or Sauce’, with Pinto’s Pride Chicken SPOON STOCK. This Maltese product was shortlisted from amongst several other contestants and ranged amongst the best 3 products together with a Portuguese Rose Vinegar and a Mediterranean Vegetable Relish. During a gala dinner, on Sunday 26th of February, winners of all categories were announced. SPOON STOCK liquid bouillon was the winner as the ‘Best Condiment or Sauce’ in the Gulfood Innovation Award. SPOON STOCK is one of the latest innovations created by Magro Brothers; a liquid bouillon concentrate which excels in quality and practicality; offering convenience in better dosage control, with one spoonful equating to one traditional stock cube; it is fat free and has 40% less salt than traditional stock cubes found on the market; no Monosodium Glutamate or hydrogenated fats are added, and it is gluten and lactose free. All at Magro Brothers feel proud of this achievement!                      
Three Hills Brand Kunserva cans featuring a set of 60 most common surnames of the Maltese islands
07/02/2017
Three Hills Brand Kunserva has been part of the Maltese kitchen since 1934, making it a household name for over 80 years. Today it is still an iconic Maltese product, steeped in tradition and quality and very close to the heart of Maltese and Gozitan alike. Over the past 10 years, Magro Brothers have endeavored to give added value to their Three Hills Brand Kunserva cans by depicting traditional Maltese recipes using Kunserva, included photos of the Maltese islands from the 1930’s and provided information about popular feasts and their patron saints from various Maltese towns and villages. This year, Three Hills Brand Kunserva - Fil-Qalb tal-Maltin cans will be featuring a set of 60 most common surnames of the Maltese islands . The exercise was by no means an easy task and included months of work and research. Each can is adorned with information about the origins of the surname, when it was first documented in the Maltese islands and an explanation about its coats of arms. This extensive research was carried out by Mr. Joe Borg, a genealogist with over 20 years of experience in Maltese heraldry and Mr. Simon Mercieca, a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Arts, University of Malta, specializing in family name research and genealogy. The descriptions on the cans were abridged and edited by Mons Dr Joseph Bezzina, a well-known Maltese historian and national archivist, who made sure to show as much information as possible on the space available on the Kunserva cans. The coats of arms images for the 60 surnames date back to the early 1800’s. These were all hand-painted drawings found in the library of the Agostinian Friars in Rabat, Malta. Photography of the coats of arms was entrusted to Daniel Cilia, a renowned Maltese photographer, by kind permission of the friars.   This lovely gesture portraying the discovery of our roots and heritage has once again proved that Three Hills Brand Kunserva - Fil-Qalb tal-Maltin is truly a Maltese product for the Maltese.     Actual printed Three Hills Kunserva cans     Mr John Magro and his son Nicholas presenting a donation to Fr Ray Francalanza, Prior of the Agostinian Friars in Rabat, Malta   Maltese bread spread with Three Hills Kunserva   
€50,000 Pledge by Magro Brothers to their Farmers
16/01/2017
Meetings in Malta and Gozo were held with the farming community by Magro Brothers. Several issues on the continuous improvement of cultivation, quality and upgrading of tomatoes for processing were discussed.   The focal topic of the meetings was the launch, by Mr John Magro, of another financial scheme adding to other existing aid supporting the sector. The handsome figure of € 50,000 will be directed to those farmers cultivating and supplying fresh tomatoes for processing to Magro Brothers.            
Magro Brothers Christmas Staff Party
27/12/2016
This year like every year Magro Brothers celebrated Christmas and the New Year with a delicious dinner party for which all employees of the Magro Group attended. The management and families of all employees were invited. The event was held on Wednesday 21st December at Villa Fiorita in Marsalfon. Children were entertained by their favorite cartoon figures and many other activities. Father Christmas distributed gifts to the delight of all, especially the young ones. The many families present together with the directors and management and their families looked like one big family gathered together.