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Cono Italiano Offers Pizza Cones and Empanadas to ShopRite Supermarkets


RED BANK, N.J., Oct. 25, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cono Italiano, Inc. (OTCBB:CNOZ), the manufacturer of "pizza cono," drip-free, cone shaped pizza made from proprietary dough and manufacturer of Empanadas, is pleased to announce its "pizza cono" and empanadas are being sold in ShopRite stores in Northern New Jersey.

The rumor is true! Cono Italiano Inc. is selling their pizza cones and empanadas in ShopRite stores.The products are presently being offered in their hot food sections where the consumer can purchase food for a snack and lunch. Product can be purchased individually or by the pound, prepared to be consumed at home. The flavors for the empanadas include Jalapeno, beef, chicken pizza and ham and cheese; the pizza cone is our traditional Margherita cone. CEO Mitchell Brown states, "We have been offering these products to ShopRite since June of 2012, our initial store located in Nutley New Jersey and is one of the chain's largest grossing stores. They have endured enormous success. Based on this success we have begun selling to other stores in the chain and anticipate adding additional locations in the fourth quarter and through 2013."

Being afforded this opportunity to sell our products to ShopRite will open the door for Cono Italiano Inc. to offer these products in ShopRite's frozen food sections in our newly designed retail packaging.

About ShopRite

ShopRite Supermarkets is a retailers' cooperative (co-op) chain of supermarkets in the northeastern United States, with stores in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Based in Keasbey, New Jersey, ShopRite consists of 47 individually owned-and-operated affiliates with more than 230 stores, all under its corporate and distribution arm, Wakefern Food Corporation. Wakefern itself owns and operates 30 of the locations through subsidiary ShopRite Supermarkets, and is the largest affiliate in the cooperative.

As of 2011, ShopRite is the largest retailer of food in Greater Philadelphia, pushing ACME Markets to number 2 after many decades of dominance in that region. As of 2011, Wakefern was ranked 17th by sales among all supermarket operators in the U.S.

About Cono Italiano

Cono Italiano, Inc. manufactures and distributes Pizza Cone and Empanadas. This Pizza Cone is designed to be a drip free, spill free cone-shaped pizza made of proprietary dough and filled with freshly selected ingredients. The Company intends that the Pizza Cone will be distributed through the fast food market. The Pizza Cone will be distributed to quick-service restaurants (QSR), takeaways, and leisure locations. These establishments include typical fast food chains, supermarkets, convenience stores, entertainment facilities and sports arenas. For more information please visit

CONTACT: Cono Italiano, Inc. Mitchell Brown CEO 1-877-330-2666
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