For nearly two decades, the men and women at Gaea have been serving the world a taste of Mediterranean ingenuity. The resounding international success of Gaea’s products in international specialty-food markets is the direct result of the company’s unmatched commitment to authenticity. Its mouthwatering array of traditional Greek dishes are prepared using only traditional Greek methods and are 100 percent natural. No preservatives allowed, this is the real deal.
Authenticity To Go
Gaea boasts a wide portfolio of top quality DOP/PGI extra virgin olive oils, herbed olive oils, olives, spreads, dips, tapenades, sauces and other Greek organic specialties. But the Gaea experience is about more than food. Gaea actively promotes the Greek Mediterranean lifestyle, with the use of Greek “meze” as a centerpiece for an authentic and cultural culinary experience.
A New Take on Tradition
Combining innovation with tradition, Gaea is forging ahead with new recipes to meet modern needs and tastes. Recently, Gaea collaborated with the famous Greek American “Iron Chef”, Cat Cora, to create a gourmet food line called “Cat Cora’s Kitchen by Gaea”, containing only the best natural ingredients. The move is part of Gaea’s broader mission to educate U.S. consumers about the benefits of the Mediterranean-Greek diet and lifestyle.
An International Brand Name
Gaea’s objective is nothing less than to become the global leader in Mediterranean-Greek cuisine in the international fine foods market. According to Nielsen data, Gaea is already the leading Greek brand internationally with profitable growth and high return on investment for its shareholders. Evidence of this international success can be seen on Gaea’s balance sheets, with a whopping 82 percent of turnover coming from exports.
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Markets Where Gaea Is Active
Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Greece, UK, Finland, France, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, USA , Canada, Brazil
Why Gaea is Successful
Everyone knows about the Mediterranean diet. Gaea promotes the Mediterranean lifestyle. Gaea’s products speak to a broader measure of health and wellbeing that transcends gastronomy. And this has implications that go to the very heart of the company’s business model—and its values. Gaea, for example, is the first company in the world to produce carbon neutral olives and olive oils. The company is also a strong supporter of cultural and humanitarian initiatives in Greece, helping ensure the promotion and preservation of the Mediterranean lifestyle for years to come.
The Innovative Edge
Innovation drives Gaea’s product lineup and the company pours 2.5 percent of its profits into delicious, delicious R&D. Gaea’s team of gourmet experts must constantly find new processes to preserve food naturally, without the use of artificial preservatives or additives (it’s more complicated than you might think). In 2010, for example, the company introduced the “olive snack pack”, the first liquid-free, preservative-free olives with the lowest salt content in the world. Like so many things Gaea, this innovation transformed a traditional food product into a healthy, mobile snack, overnight.
It’s a big world out there, and getting noticed can be hard. Gaea won international recognition for its products by means of sophisticated packaging based on an award-winning design. The company then made sure that eager customers could get their hands on Gaea goods by creating a highly efficient distribution network made up of “the best food distributors in the world”.
Gaea’s 2013 strategy is crystal clear: build upon a legacy of success and introduce a larger group of global consumers to the benefits of a Mediterranean lifestyle through Gaea’s authentic products.
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Gaea has received countless awards, both in Greece and abroad, for its high-quality products (its olive oils are considered to be the most awarded olive oils in the world), including:
- The L.A. International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition 2012
- Gold Awards in Moscow 2012 “Prodexpo 2012”
- “Best Of Greece” Award in Zurich 2012 “11th International Olive Oil Competition”,
- The Ruban d’ Honneur Award in European Business Awards 2011 of the Import/Export Category
- Annual awards by ELEOTEHNIA since 2008
- The Gourmet Award in 2009
- The Silver Award in Crete for the “2nd Annual Competition for the Best Extra Virgin Olive Oils 2007 in Greece”
- Packaging Star in 2008 from the “3rd National Packaging Competition – Greek Stars”