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The story of Formella Gourmet begins more than 100 years ago, when Sicilian Enrico Formella immigrated to the U.S. from Sicily. While on the voyage across the Atlantic, he married his wife Rosina and unknowingly clinched his position as a global distributor of fine Italian food. It began with the couple?s giardiniera recipe, which ascended to stardom in the South Side of Chicago. That's where the couple put down roots. Since the fateful day in 1909 when Formella decided to make his family?s cooking his business, ownership of the empire has passed to three grandsons. Together since the first half of the 20th century, they?ve preserved the family?s recipes for pasta sauce, stuffed olives, bruschetta spreads, and escaping Chicago's intense Model-T traffic jams.

411 East Plainfield Road
Countryside,
IL
US

Since its inception in 1999, Adagio Teas has filled the cups of its ever-growing customer base with farm-fresh gourmet teas harvested from across the globe. Seasoned sippers and new tea drinkers alike gather around the fragrant vapors of Adagio's expansive selection, which includes thousands of unique green, chai, and herbal teas. In addition to its stockpile of potables, Adagio Teas puts an innovative spin on tea ware with a varied collection of ceramic sets, Asian-inspired pots, and electric kettles that purr when plugged in or tickled gently with unused leaves. Adagio Teas' products fill the virtual shelves of its online store, and can also be found in many gourmet and health-food shops.

27 West Jefferson Avenue
Naperville,
IL
US

Whole Foods Market's commitment to the interdependent network of sustainable farms and organic producers can be seen in its carefully selected product lines. The homegrown 365 Everyday Value brand makes it easy to eat naturally, organically, and economically. It features an array of items from all product categories, including groceries, vitamins, household items, and more—each manufactured to meet the rigorous quality standards woven into the fabric of Whole Foods Market, which itself is made from 100% alpaca wool.

2607 W 75th St
Naperville,
IL
US

The result of a variety of visits to Italy by two childhood friends sharing an intense love of coffee, Blanell Coffee was brewed on a hotplate of passion to deliver American audiences fine Italian coffees and accessories. The distributor dispenses coffees from brands such as Lucaffe, Pellini, Passalacqua, and New York Caffe. These brands cater to coffee connoisseurs that prefer espresso pods, pre-ground batches, grinding their own beans with their shaking teeth. To brighten drinks with flavors such as passion fruit, almond, and amaretto, Blanell Coffee also purveys syrups from Monin—a century-old French company.

1431 Tonne Rd
Elk Grove Village,
IL
US

A family owned Pastry Shop, Pastel! cakes created a cozy and relax athmosphere. A place where you can indulge yourself with some unique pastries, cookies and more. We wanted to create something different and unique this side of Chicago. We love what we do and strive to provide you with delicious pastries every time!

4814 S Pulaski Rd
Chicago,
IL
US

Maybe it's the charming tea graphics on a poster that catch your eye as you walk by or the smell of warm double-chocolate loaf cake escaping as someone slips out the door, but there are countless reasons to be drawn into an Argo Tea Caf?. Although, the all-natural signature drinks ?inspired by creative mixologists, passionate chefs, and intelligent nutritionists?are Argo's biggest source of pride.

Argo brings teas directly from growers around the world and blends them into these signature drinks that range from an icy Green Tea Ginger Twist to a steamy Hibiscus Apple Cider. These unique blends are created naturally without any additives, colorings, or flavorings. Argo even introduces seasonal drinks throughout the year, 10% of the proceeds of which are donated toward their Partner of the Season.

This campaign speaks to Argo's conscientiousness, as does the way the company is committed to sustainabilTEA with environmentally friendly packaging and operating all of their cafes with renewable wind power. Argo offers discounts for customers who bring in reusable Argo tumblers, and the company regularly contributes back to each store's communiTEA. Customers can also enroll in the LoyalTea Club to receive cash credits and free drinks or lunches.

16 W Randolph St
Chicago,
IL
US