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M A N U FA C T U R I N G & E N G I N E E R I N G m +e Pizza Potential > M A M A R O S A’ S P I Z Z A MAMA ROSA’S PIZZA SAYS IT HAS TAKEN STEPS TO BE MORE THAN A “ONE-DIMENSIONAL” FROZEN PIZZA COMPANY. // Mama Rosa’s product offering includes its signature two-pack pizzas, as well as mini four-pack and small single-serve pizzas. BY A L A N D O R I C H sells more than 3 million cases of pizza annually and distributes to more than 10,000 supermarkets, club stores, pharmacies and convenience stores. President Bill Mackin says the company, which holds almost 70 percent market share, started operations in 1980, when founder Mike Gilardi sold his pizzas to retailers like Kroger. Gilardi experienced success in the 1980s and 1990s, as the company per- fected its refrigerated pizza product. In 1998, Gilardi sold the company to ConA-----------------------------------------------[ P R O F I L E ] MaMa Rosa’s Pizza 2009 sales: $68 million Headquarters: Sidney, Ohio Specialty: Pizza Employees: 300 -------------------------------------------------------------- When looking at the types of food that have remained popular over the years, pizza has always endured. With its tomato sauce, cheese topping and crispy crust, pizza has remained in demand, which makes it a very strong category to grow into – even for MaMa Rosa’s, the largest-selling branded, refrigerated pizza manufacturer in the United States. Based in Sidney, Ohio, MaMa Rosa’s 36 MANAGEMENTTODAY-MAGAZINE.COM WINTER 2011 http://www.MANAGEMENTTODAY-MAGAZINE.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Management Today - Winter 2011

Management Today - Winter 2011
Millionaire Mega Toys
Management Playbook
Taking Action
Branding Concerns
La Curacao
Prosper Inc.
Meridian Credit Union
Ozarks Federal Savings and Loan
Mona Pearl
MaMa Rosa’s Pizza
L’Oreal USA Consumers Products Division
ABI Ltd.
CHIRON America
Lucerne Foods
Bud’s Best Cookies
Crest Foam Industries
Hozishaki America
The Knapheide Manufacturing Co.
Lavi Industries
S. Freedman & Sons Inc.
Val-Fab Inc.
History vs. Reality
Grupo Roble
Sabal Homes
Grupo Marhnos
Novak Construction
McAlpine Ltd. – Cayman Islands Government Administration Building
Ram Power Corp.
CMH Architects
Golden State Framers
Russell Redi-Mix Concrete
Roger Electric
Supply Chain
Triad Systems
Schildwachter Oil
Star Transport
Canadian Focus
Airline Hotels & Resorts Inc.
Northgate Industries
Winnipeg Airports Authority
PKS Equipment & Engineering Inc.
The Hazelton Hotel
Leeds Transit
PCL Constructors – Durham Consolidated Courthouse
Build Toronto
Handling Specialty
Parker Hannifin Canada
Stevens Resource Group Inc.

Management Today - Winter 2011