Coppola Foods, a third generation Italian food family business from Salerno, in the South of Italy, is pleased to announce that its premium quality Coppola Gusto Italiano legumes (Coppola legumes ) are now available in METRO Cash & Carry in Russia (METRO ).

The Coppola legumes are of traditional Italian variety and include cannellini, borlotti, bianchi di spagna (butter beans), ceci (cheak peas) and lenticchie (lentils). Legumes are an excellent source of protein, dietary fibre and complex carbohydrates. They are cornerstone of the Mediterranean diet and essential to Italian cooking, used in soups, stews, and salads, or enjoyed alone as a simple side dish.

The Coppola legumes are simply boiled and packed in water with no salt added.

They will be distributed in 70 METRO stores across Russia.

Ernesto Coppola, Managing Director of Coppola Foods, has commented: I am delighted that our legumes can now also be found on the shelves of METRO in Russia. It is one of the largest retailing companies in the world and we are honoured to work with them.

For further information, images, or samples please contact

Maria Suleymanova

tel: +44 (0) 7985 282 492

email: maria @ coppolafoods.com

twitter: @coppolafoods

website: www.coppolafoods.com

About Coppola Foods:

Coppola Foods is an Italian family business, with a long tradition of quality food products manufacturing and distribution. Our heritage dates back to 1908 when the Coppola family started serving and trading food in Mercato San Severino, Salerno, Italy. In 1952, Ernesto Coppola began canning and selling for the export markets the ripe and flavourful San Marzano tomatoes grown in the area. Today, as the third generation of the Coppola family, we continue to be passionate about food and deliver authentic Italian staples that are the cornerstones of the Mediterranean diet.

All our products are produced in Italy, using only all-natural and high-quality ingredients.

Coppola Foods premium quality Coppola line includes 100% Italian canned tomatoes grown in Southern Italy; traditional Italian legumes, packed in water with no salt added; extra virgin olive oil made from 100% Italian olives collected and milled in Southern Italy; and, 100% durum wheat semolina pasta made according to age-old quality traditions from Campania, shaped using bronze dies and slow-dried at low temperatures in order to keep the pasta proteinic and organoleptic properties unaltered.