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The Hon. Adrian Delia visits The Magro Food Village
06/11/2017
Today, the Hon. Adrian Delia, leader of the opposition, paid an official visit to Magro Brothers at The Magro Food Village in Xewkija, Gozo. Directors John and Michael Magro together with Christian, Nicholas and Joanna welcomed Hon. Delia and showed him around the various factories and workshops. Dr. Delia met a number of employees from the various divisions of the company.                                
Pink October Malta at The Magro Food Village
20/10/2017
As part of the Pink October events, in celebration of Pink October Malta, employees at The Magro Food Village organised a nice gesture to make more awareness about breast cancer. For this occasion, some delicious delicacies were prepared and all employees gave a small donation for the delicacies. The Directors of the company contributed as well. Mrs Michelle Muscat was then welcomed at The Magro Food Village where checque was presented to her.                      
End of Tomato Season BBQ
11/09/2017
The Directors of Magro Brothers closed this year's season 2017 with a grand BBQ offered to all the staff and their families from Malta and Gozo. The event took place at the Magro premises on Saturday 2nd September and started with a mass. The mass was followed by the opening of various entertainment activities which included a bouncing castle, a children's water slide and many more. All guests, over 300, were entertained to music, lavish food buffet and drinks. The social gathering ended with a grand raffle for all those present.                                        
Hon. Minister for Gozo, Dr Justyne Caruana, paid an official visit to Magro Brothers in Xewkija
11/08/2017
Hon. Minister for Gozo, Dr Justyne Caruana, paid an official visit to Magro Brothers in Xewkija Gozo. Dr Caruana witnessed local products in the making including fresh tomato processing . After visiting the tomato plant, Dr Caruana was greeted by all employees and Magro family members.                
Hon. Clint Camilleri visits Magro's tomato fields and tomato plant
28/07/2017
The Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights Clint Camilleri, visited Gozo. Mr John Magro accompanied him in the fields where he met with farmers busy with this season’s tomato harvest. He expressed his appreciation for their hard work, particularly in the heat of the sun whilst tending their crops. After visiting the fields, Mr John Magro accompanied Clint Camilleri to the Magro tomato plant in Xewkija who were greeted by all employees and Magro family members.                        
Il-Helwa by Three Hills
22/07/2017
Three Hills Brand proudly launches a new product - 'Il-Helwa'. Il-Helwa is a special tomato spread made from sun-dried tomatoes. It is made in the traditional Gozitan way. Salt and sugar are added to give this tomato spread a sweet taste. Il-Helwa can be enjoyed spread on Maltese bread and in everyday cooking. Il-Helwa also makes a great dip!   Ask for 'Il-Helwa' at your local outlet. Now available.      
Tomato Season 2017
05/07/2017
The heat is on and as the tomatoes grow plump and juicy, the machinery and factory at Magro Brothers is busy awaiting the first truckloads of tomatoes to arrive! It is an exciting time - over a hundred and fifty employees are involved in one way or another to commence the harvesting season. Paperwork, maintenance on various, glimmering, stainless steel machinery is in check, trucks and tents are set up to welcome and weigh the red fruits and visits to local farmers ensures that the plants meet the strict quality control adhered to by the company. The factory will now be operating around the clock with rivers of tomatoes making their way to their appropriate cans - some will be chopped into pulp chunks, others made into juice and sauces and yet others will be used in the production of Malta's favorite brand - Three Hills Kunserva! Magro Brothers invite you to join them during this special time. Factory tours are available, whereby qualified tour guides will give demonstrations of the entire tomato process - a tour which will be enjoyed by young and old alike. Booking in advance is highly recommended. To book your tour please contact us on Freephone 8007 5533 or email us on visits@magro.com.mt                    
A cordial visit by The Hon. Parliamentary Secretary Clint Camilleri
23/06/2017
A cordial visit by The Hon. Parliamentary Secretary Clint Camilleri was paid to the Directors and employees at the Magro Food Village. Mr John Magro together with Directors Mr Michael Magro and Mr Nicholas Magro greeted the Hon. Clint Camilleri and augured him all the success in his new venture as Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights. He also met employees from various sectors of the company. At the end of the visit Mr John Magro presented the Hon Mr Camilleri with the book "A Century of Enterprise".                
Hon. Minister for Gozo, Dr Justyne Caruana, paid an official visit to Magro Brothers in Xewkija Gozo
19/06/2017
Hon. Minister for Gozo, Dr Justyne Caruana, paid an official visit to Magro Brothers in Xewkija Gozo. Welcoming her at the Magro Food Village was the Chairman of the Group Mr John Magro who took her round the Savina Creativity Centre, Farm Fresh producing the renowned Hanini products and the Magro Brothers (Foods) Ltd plant. During her visit Minister Caruana had a cordial meeting with Mr Magro and his three children, Chris, Nicholas and Joanna at the Magro Head Office where she was greeted by various employees.                        
New condiment addition
10/06/2017
The local Mayor's range of sauces has now been extended with another premium condiment. The current range includes: Ketchup, BBQ Sauce, Brown Steak Sauce, Salad Cream and Burger Sauce. Mustard Sauce is the latest addition. Mayor’s classic Mustard Sauce Cocktail Sauce makes an excellent topping for many dishes including meat and vegetables. Mustard sauce comes in a convenient top down squeezy bottle and it is offered with a saving of 50c on each bottle.    
Directors of EU Paying Agencies together with officials from the European Commission paid a visit to the Magro Food Village
17/05/2017
Directors of EU Paying Agencies, together with officials from the European Commission, attending the 41st Conference in Gozo paid a visit to the Magro Food Village. They were accompanied by Directors and Officials from the Maltese Paying Agency (ARPA). All delegates were given a short tour around the plant of Magro Brothers (Foods) Ltd, Farm Fresh producing the Hanini Products and Savina Creativity Centre. Mr. John Magro, Chairman of the Magro Group of Companies and Dr. Justin Zahra, Head Paying Agency, addressed all present.        
The Maltese Presidency together with Deputy Director General Health and Consumer Affairs visits the Magro Food Village
05/05/2017
The Maltese Presidency together with Ladislav Miko (Deputy Director General Health and Consumer Affairs), Dorothea Andre (Head of Unit - Plant Health) and EU Plant Health Officials visited the Magro Food Village. They were shown around the plant and Savina Creativity Centre. Mr John Magro welcomed all officials at the Head Office of Magro Brothers in Xewkija.            
Magro Brothers and Nectar forge new distribution relationship
03/05/2017
Magro Brothers (Foods) Ltd. announced that Nectar Ltd. will sell and distribute five of their key brands across Malta and Gozo from the beginning of April 2017. The five Magro Brands are Three Hills, Mayor, Jolly, Pinto’s Pride, and Tomafina. “As we continuously seek to add convenience to our clients, we see great opportunity for continued growth,” explains Mr Christian Magro, general manager of Magro Brothers (Foods) Ltd. “The distribution channel, however, remains key to delivering our products to the market across Malta and Gozo in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. For this purpose, we are now teaming up with Nectar Ltd. to further improve efficiency and service levels to our clients. As we continue to expand Magro Brothers’ product offerings and brands, Nectar has modern warehousing and storage facilities as well as proper structures in place able to handle both present and future sales and distribution requirements.” Mr Andrea Agius, general manager of Nectar Ltd, said: “Magro Brothers’ pristine reputation for the production and provision of quality food will now be combined with the strong and extensive sales and distribution network that we, at Nectar, have developed within the food and beverage sector over the past 25 years. Today, Nectar sells and distributes ambient, chilled and frozen products on a daily basis across both islands, using experienced salespersons backed by custom-built software technologies and a fleet of modern trucks. From a trained sales force of over 50 employees, Nectar has already assigned a team of dedicated sales professionals specifically to grow the already very well-established Magro Brothers’ brands.” Magro Brothers celebrated their centenary anniversary in 2016 and over the years they have successfully introduced various locally made products on the market under these brands. Today, these brands represent Magro Brothers’ philosophy in their continuous search for excellence.          
Best Condiment or Sauce Winner
27/02/2017
Magro Brothers is currently participating in the Gulfood Exhibition which is taking place in Dubai. Gulfood is the world’s largest annual food & beverage exhibition, welcoming professionals from all corners of the globe to meet for 5 days of business. Over 4000 exhibitors took part this year; each provide a showcase of tastes, trends and innovations that are shaping the future of food and beverage consumption worldwide. Magro Brothers also participated in this year’s Gulfood Innovation Awards 2017 under the section for ‘Best Condiment or Sauce’, with Pinto’s Pride Chicken SPOON STOCK. This Maltese product was shortlisted from amongst several other contestants and ranged amongst the best 3 products together with a Portuguese Rose Vinegar and a Mediterranean Vegetable Relish. During a gala dinner, on Sunday 26th of February, winners of all categories were announced. SPOON STOCK liquid bouillon was the winner as the ‘Best Condiment or Sauce’ in the Gulfood Innovation Award. SPOON STOCK is one of the latest innovations created by Magro Brothers; a liquid bouillon concentrate which excels in quality and practicality; offering convenience in better dosage control, with one spoonful equating to one traditional stock cube; it is fat free and has 40% less salt than traditional stock cubes found on the market; no Monosodium Glutamate or hydrogenated fats are added, and it is gluten and lactose free. All at Magro Brothers feel proud of this achievement!                      
Three Hills Brand Kunserva cans featuring a set of 60 most common surnames of the Maltese islands
07/02/2017
Three Hills Brand Kunserva has been part of the Maltese kitchen since 1934, making it a household name for over 80 years. Today it is still an iconic Maltese product, steeped in tradition and quality and very close to the heart of Maltese and Gozitan alike. Over the past 10 years, Magro Brothers have endeavored to give added value to their Three Hills Brand Kunserva cans by depicting traditional Maltese recipes using Kunserva, included photos of the Maltese islands from the 1930’s and provided information about popular feasts and their patron saints from various Maltese towns and villages. This year, Three Hills Brand Kunserva - Fil-Qalb tal-Maltin cans will be featuring a set of 60 most common surnames of the Maltese islands . The exercise was by no means an easy task and included months of work and research. Each can is adorned with information about the origins of the surname, when it was first documented in the Maltese islands and an explanation about its coats of arms. This extensive research was carried out by Mr. Joe Borg, a genealogist with over 20 years of experience in Maltese heraldry and Mr. Simon Mercieca, a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Arts, University of Malta, specializing in family name research and genealogy. The descriptions on the cans were abridged and edited by Mons Dr Joseph Bezzina, a well-known Maltese historian and national archivist, who made sure to show as much information as possible on the space available on the Kunserva cans. The coats of arms images for the 60 surnames date back to the early 1800’s. These were all hand-painted drawings found in the library of the Agostinian Friars in Rabat, Malta. Photography of the coats of arms was entrusted to Daniel Cilia, a renowned Maltese photographer, by kind permission of the friars.   This lovely gesture portraying the discovery of our roots and heritage has once again proved that Three Hills Brand Kunserva - Fil-Qalb tal-Maltin is truly a Maltese product for the Maltese.     Actual printed Three Hills Kunserva cans     Mr John Magro and his son Nicholas presenting a donation to Fr Ray Francalanza, Prior of the Agostinian Friars in Rabat, Malta   Maltese bread spread with Three Hills Kunserva   
€50,000 Pledge by Magro Brothers to their Farmers
16/01/2017
Meetings in Malta and Gozo were held with the farming community by Magro Brothers. Several issues on the continuous improvement of cultivation, quality and upgrading of tomatoes for processing were discussed.   The focal topic of the meetings was the launch, by Mr John Magro, of another financial scheme adding to other existing aid supporting the sector. The handsome figure of € 50,000 will be directed to those farmers cultivating and supplying fresh tomatoes for processing to Magro Brothers.            
Magro Brothers Christmas Staff Party
27/12/2016
This year like every year Magro Brothers celebrated Christmas and the New Year with a delicious dinner party for which all employees of the Magro Group attended. The management and families of all employees were invited. The event was held on Wednesday 21st December at Villa Fiorita in Marsalfon. Children were entertained by their favorite cartoon figures and many other activities. Father Christmas distributed gifts to the delight of all, especially the young ones. The many families present together with the directors and management and their families looked like one big family gathered together.                              
DOUBLE AA+ for MAGRO BROTHERS OF GOZO!
28/10/2016
We did it again - this time even better than before!! Every year Magro Brothers receives an unannounced visitor! We never know when it’s happening or who is coming - we just know that once a year it will happen and we just have to be prepared and ready!! Annually, Magro Brothers are inspected for British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety. This Consortium is a leading safety and quality certification programme, used by over 23,000 certificated suppliers in 123 countries, with certification issued through a worldwide network of accredited certification bodies. The Standards guarantee the standardization of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that manufacturers fulfill their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer. In today’s retail industry, BRC Global Standards are now often a fundamental requirement especially when products are exported to different countries worldwide. The audit carried out in October 2016 achieved excellent results for the company, ranking it as a top food manufacturing and processing company with a Grade AA+ result. The success of this crucial audit is derived through the endless efforts and endeavors of all employees, to whom the company is sincerely grateful and congratulate them for this excellent achievement.            
A copy of the book, A Century of Enterprise, was deposited at the National Archives Gozo
13/10/2016
A copy of the book “A Century of Enterprise” was deposited at the National Archives Gozo today 12th October 2016. Mr Nicholas Magro presented the book to the Hon. Minister of Gozo Dr Anton Refalo during the inauguration of the exhibition Historical Niches of Gozo. Present for the occasion were Assistant National Archivist Rev. Dr. Joseph Bezzina and Mr Joe Scerri on behalf of National Archivist Dr. Charles Farrugia.   This book is a first in the extensive use of documents preserved at the National Archives Gozo as well as of many photos used with permission from the large collection of over 2300 photos of Gozo past.          
New Hanini Light Yogurts
23/09/2016
Fantastic news for all Hanini Light Yogurt lovers! Look out for the latest 3 healthy and delicious flavours just launched in the local market: Fig & Walnut , Kiwi & Cereal and Pomegranate & Blueberries ! Current Hanini Light yogurt were available in 4 different and tasty flavors which include: Prunes & Honey, Mixed Berries, Strawberry and Natural. Hanini light yogurts are ideal for everyone’s balanced diet. All Hanini products are made with pasteurised milk and are safe to enjoy! Benefit from Hanini light yogurts either for breakfast, at work, as a snack during the day or simply as a dessert after dinner! Hanini Light yogurts – Simply Better for You!    
End of Tomato Season BBQ 2016
29/08/2016
The Directors of Magro Brothers closed the summer season with a grand BBQ offered to all the staff and their families from Malta and Gozo. The event took place at the Magro premises on Saturday 27th August and started with a mass. The mass was followed by the opening of various entertainment activities which included a bouncing castle, a children's fun train, painting activities. All guests, over 300, were entertained to music, lavish food buffet and drinks. The social gathering ended with a grand raffle for all those present.                              
NEW Kiwi & Cereal Light Yogurt
19/08/2016
Fantastic news for all Hanini Light Yogurt lovers! A new flavor has been added to the current range of Light Yogurts! Hanini KIWI & CEREAL. Current Hanini Light yogurt were available in 4 different and tasty flavors which include: Prunes & Honey, Mixed Berries, Strawberry and Natural. Hanini light yogurts are ideal for everyone’s balanced diet. The new Hanini Kiwi & Cereal is an extension of this tasty range of flavors. All Hanini products are made with pasteurised milk and are safe to enjoy! Benefit from Hanini light yogurts either for breakfast, at work, as a snack during the day or simply as a dessert after dinner! Hanini Light yogurts – Simply Better for You!    
Tomato Season 2016
07/07/2016
The heat is on and as the tomatoes grow plump and juicy, the machinery and factory at Magro Brothers is busy awaiting the first truckloads of tomatoes to arrive! It is an exciting time - over a hundred and fifty employees are involved in one way or another to commence the harvesting season. Paperwork, maintenance on various, glimmering, stainless steel machinery is in check, trucks and tents are set up to welcome and weigh the red fruits and visits to local farmers ensures that the plants meet the strict quality control adhered to by the company. The factory will now be operating around the clock with rivers of tomatoes making their way to their appropriate cans - some will be chopped into pulp chunks, others made into juice and sauces and yet others will be used in the production of Malta's favorite brand - Three Hills Kunserva! Magro Brothers invite you to join them during this special time. Factory tours are available, whereby qualified tour guides will give demonstrations of the entire tomato process - a tour which will be enjoyed by young and old alike. Booking in advance is highly recommended. To book your tour please contact us on Freephone 8007 5533 or email us on visits@magro.com.mt                                  
Joanna and Toni Wedding 25-06-2016
01/07/2016
25th June 2016 marked a very special day in the Magro family calendar. Joanna, the youngest of the three children of John and Lynn Magro, was united in marriage to Toni Mercieca, son of Joe and Nancy from Fontana, Gozo. The marriage took place in the quaint church of Saint Augustine in Victoria, where the radiant bride arrived with her bridal entourage in 3 vintage beaufort cars. Joanna wore a beautiful ivory lace dress accompanied by maid of honour Liliana Gatt, best man Chris Cini and young ones Mikela, Talitha, Giuseppe, Marta and Tumas. A lavish dinner followed in the surrounding area of the mystic 5,600 year old Neolithic Temples of Ggantija where Joanna and Toni were joined by their families, friends and work colleagues. After dinner, a majestic aerial fireworks, son et lumière, was let off from nearby Nuffara Hill lighting up the sky in this extraordinary summer evening. The fireworks display was a special surprise from the bride’s uncle Michael Magro. The couple is enjoying their honeymoon in the Maldives. On behalf of their parents, relatives & friends we would like to wish Joanna and Toni a life full of blessings and happiness united together in the Blessed Sacrament of Marriage. Photos: Therese Debono                                
100th Anniversary Celebration of Magro Brothers
30/05/2016
Last Sunday 29th May marked a very special occasion for the firm Magro Brothers who celebrated their 100th Anniversary. A ‘festa’ themed event was organized at the Villa Rundle Gardens in Victoria by the Directors of Magro Brothers. Hundreds of people joined to celebrate the 100 years of History! Her Excellency, The President of Malta, Marie-Louis Coleiro Preca, The Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat and Mrs Muscat, Hon Simon Busuttil, Leader of the Opposition and His Excellency Mario Grech Bishop of Gozo, together with a number of members of parliament were just a few amongst the special guests. The directors of many distributors and retail outlets in Malta and Gozo also joined in the celebrations. Mr John Magro, Managing Director addressed the guests with an emotional speech followed by a feature which was screened outlining the last 100 years of Magro Brothers. The many guests were also entertained with live music, appetizing Maltese delicacies and flowing wine and cocktails. A book about the Gozo and how business developed during the past 100 years was launched during the ceremony. The author of the book ‘A Century of Enterprise, was Dr Joseph Bezzina, a well know local researcher and the book design and photography was taken care of by Mr Daniel Cilia. All proceeds from donations received for the book during this event was shared amongst the Malta Community Chest Fund and The Marigold Foundation. The Centenary Celebrations closed off with a spectacular fireworks display. All guests had a memorable evening!!                                      
Celebrating 100 years in a noble way - Donating Blood
23/05/2016
2016 marks the 100 years of operations of Magro Brothers and to celebrate this memorable milestone we are organising a number of activities. One of the events was organised on the 10th of May when a large group of our employees visited the blood donation unit at the Gozo General Hospital. The aim is to extend this noble gesture throughout 2016 whereby a total of 100 bags of blood will be donated by our staff. A big thank you goes to all our hard-working employees while words of gratitude and appreciation go to the dedicated medical staff at the Malta Blood Bank.        
Leader of the Opposition visits The Magro Food Village
13/05/2016
On Thursday 12th May, the Hon. Simon Busuttil, leader of the opposition, paid an official visit to Magro Brothers at The Magro Food Village in Xewkija, Gozo. This visit forms part of this year’s centenary celebrations of Magro Brothers. Directors John and Michael Magro welcomed Hon. Busuttil and showed him around the various factories and workshops at The Magro Food Village. Hon. Busuttil was also briefed about the expansion program of the company. During the visit Simon Busuttil met a number of employees from the various divisions of the company. The firm Magro Brothers was established 100 years ago in May 1916 at Xewkija, Gozo. Gianni Magro, the grandfather of the present directors, was already established as a trader of agricultural produce. In 1916 he formed the firm Magro Brothers with his three sons; Wigi, Giuseppi and Manwel. Over the years the business expanded and soon became the premier company in Gozo. Today, John's three children, the fourth generation of the family, are already engaged in the family business and are ably assisted by professional executives and managers from outside the family. The company is one of Gozo’s main employers and processes 85% of the national tomato crop from 200 farmers in Malta & Gozo. It is also an important operator in the dairy sector and in the packaging of Maltese honey, local olive oil and pickled vegetables. Besides this contribution in direct employment, the company generates a further 100 full time equivalent jobs in ancillary services such as printing material, packaging, transport services, sales activities, marketing etc. Over the last 3 years the company has invested 2.5 million Euros in new processing lines and a similar investment program is in place for the next 2 years. The company is still expanding and is presently seeking to engage more personel. Our export portfolio includes major supermarkets in several European countries and leading distributors in Africa and Asia. In Malta the company is renowned for its popular brands including The Three Hills Brand, Mayor, Savina, Hanini, Victoria and more recently Pinto`s Pride.                
Recipe Books Vol 1 and Vol 2 available for download
05/05/2016
Magro's well known Recipe Books - 'Ricetti minn Ghawdex' VOL 1 and VOL 2 are now available for download.   Save your own copy today! To view or download please click below.   Download Volume1 Download Volume2
5 million Euro investment in Gozo by Magro Brothers Group
29/04/2016
On Friday 29 th April, Hon. Anton Refalo, Minister for Gozo, paid an official visit to Magro Brothers at The Magro Food Village in Xewkija Gozo. This visit forms part of this year’s centenary celebrations of Magro Brothers. Managing Director Mr John Magro and Director Mr Michael Magro welcomed the Minister and showed him around the various factories and workshops at The Magro Food Village. During the visit the Minister met a number of employees from the various divisions of the company.  The firm Magro Brothers was established 100 years ago in May 1916 at Xewkija, Gozo. Gianni Magro was then already an established general provisions merchant, and at the age of 50 he decided to rope into the business his three sons; Wigi, Giuseppi and Manwel. Over the years the business expanded and soon became the premier company in Gozo. In 1977, all the shares of Magro Brothers were acquired by Manwel's family and from then onwards, John & Michael, the third generation of the Magro family, took full responsibility for the running of the company.  Today, John's three children, the fourth generation of the family, are already engaged in the family business and are ably assisted by professional executives and managers from outside the family. The company is still a family concern, still operates from the island Gozo and is still heavily involved in food processing and in the Maltese agricultural sector.  The company processes over 85% of Malta's tomato crop from its 200 registered farmers in Malta and Gozo. It is also an important operator in the dairy sector and in the packaging of Maltese honey, local olive oil and pickled vegetables. The company employs an annual workforce of 120 personnel which peaks to 160, with temporary employees, during the tomato season. In 2015 the wage bill of the company amounted to almost 2.5 million Euros making the company one of the leading employers in Gozo. Besides regular job opportunities, the company also offers specialised careers - an opportunity which is not very commonly found in the Gozitan labour market. The company also proudly boasts the highest food safety certifications in Europe and therefore workers continuously receive training to become world class employees. The company is still expanding and is presently seeking to engage more personnel. Besides this contribution in direct employment, the company generates a further 100 full time equivalent jobs in ancillary services such as printing material, packaging, transport services, sales activities, marketing etc. The company is continuously developing new products in response to changes in consumers` demands and lifestyles, both locally and also for overseas markets. Over the last 3 years the company has invested 2.5 million Euros in new processing lines and a similar investment program is in place for the next 2 years. Our export portfolio includes major supermarkets in several European countries and leading distributors in Africa and Asia. In Malta the company is renowned for its popular brands including The Three Hills Brand, Mayor, Savina, Hanini, Victoria and more recently Pinto`s Pride.        
The Hon. Dr. Simon Busuttil together with MP’s and other officials paid a visit to Magro Brothers at the Magro Food Village
18/03/2016
The Hon. Dr. Simon Busuttil together with Hon. Frederick Azzopardi and other officials paid a visit to Magro Brothers at the Magro Food Village. Mr John Magro welcomed Dr Busuttil and his delegation through Savina Creativity Centre, the Hanini cheese making centre and the Head Office of the Magro Group of Companies. During the visit Dr Busuttil met employees from the various divisions of the company.                              
Hanini Light Yogurts
11/02/2016
Hanini yogurts are now available in the light version! Yogurt is naturally packed with nutrients essential to growth, development and maintenance of your incredible body.   Hanini Light yogurt are available in 4 different and tasty flavors which include: Prunes & Honey , Mixed Berries , Strawberry and Natural . Hanini light yogurts are ideal for everyone’s balanced diet. The products are gluten free and have a good source of fibre ! All Hanini products are made with pasteurised milk and are safe to enjoy! Benefit from Hanini light yogurts either for breakfast, at work, as a snack during the day or simply as a dessert after dinner! Hanini Light yogurts – Simply Better for You!     4 different flavours available     
Celebrating 100 years of History
04/01/2016
An anniversary which represents an important milestone for the whole Gozitan economy and for the national agriculture and commercial sectors since the company is still a leading enterprise in the Maltese agro-industry and in promoting local produce in overseas markets. In 1916, Ganni Magro of Xewkija who was already an established general provision merchant decided to establish the firm “ Magro Brothers ” with his three sons as partners. In the late 1800’s, Gozo depended entirely on its agricultural community and exported most of its produce to its sister island, Malta. As a kumpratur (trader) Gianni bought fresh Gozitan produce and sailed from Mgarr harbour to Valletta, on an arduous journey, to sell its produce to the “pitkala” (provision buyers) on the other side. Ganni l-Ghakrex, as was the family’s nickname, was conscious that business in Gozo was very limited and he always looked beyond the confines of the shores of Gozo and, eventually, even beyond those of Malta. He succeeded to make inroads in the lucrative market of the wholesale and retailing of foodstuffs. He also bartered products that he bought for seeds, animal fodder, and agricultural tools. When he had amassed enough capital, his innate strategy pushed him towards a new venture - he directed his attention to the real estate market, slowly moving up from the agricultural class to that of business and commerce. Just as the First World War was nearing its end, a large number of wounded soldiers were sent to Gozo to recover. This increased the Gozitan population considerably and thus also the consumption of foodstuffs. It was at this opportune time that Ganni Magro decided to expand further and encouraged his three sons to take over his business venture. On 30th May 1916, when Ganni turned fifty, he decided to form the firm ‘ Magro Brothers ’ for his three sons. Magro Brothers came into being as General Merchants and Cattle Breeders. The business steadily and evidently branched into two: imports and exports, becoming more and more export-orientated with the passage of years. In the twenties, Magro Brothers ventured into yet another field that would eventually become the firm’s main business activity to present times; they started to purchase and trade in fresh tomatoes. This pulpy fruit was already widely used in the local kitchen during the summer months when the crop was at its best, but it was not yet cultivated on a large-scale. They acquired all the available crop of tomatoes and other fresh produce from Gozitan farmers and sold it to ship chandlers at the Valletta Grand Harbour. By 1934, the three Magro brothers had completely taken over the business from their father and established themselves as leading general merchants and food distributors in Gozo. Young, full of vigour, and completely immersed in business, they decided to expand further. Aware of the copious quantity of milk produced in Gozo at that time as well as of the steep rise in the sale of imported evaporated milk, they decided to take the initiative and set up a plant for the evaporation of milk. The authorities, however, failed to issue the necessary permit to Magro Brothers for the dairy venture to take off. Their resilience in face of the Government’s refusal was soon to bear fruit. Magro Brothers had by that time taken the decision that they would start processing tomatoes for the production of kunserva, tomato-paste – a totally new venture for their firm. The kunserva was canned in tin containers with a capacity of five and a half pounds (5 pounds 8 ounces), equivalent to 2.5 kg. Grocers would then sell the kunserva by weight and roll it in a grease-proof paper. The Three Hills Brand Kunserva was an immediate success and it was destined to become, in a few years time, a household name in Gozo, in Malta, and even abroad. The early 40’s, the time of the Second World War, was the worst of times as Malta was facing an acute shortage of all essentials. In Gozo, the countryside people who grew their own vegetables and reared poultry were relatively better off. It was the time of the “Victory Kitchens” and the “ration vouchers” for basic commodities. Magro Brothers were tasked with the distribution and delivery of most of these foodstuffs and ingredients. By 1943 Malta was practically out of the war and life in Gozo started to return to normal. Tomato crops were again on the increase and, by summer 1943, production started to pick up again. The factory, as well as the other export and import ventures of the Firm, were on the road to a full recovery. In the beginning of the sixties, the three brothers – who were admired and held in high regard by the businessmen of Gozo for sticking together for almost half a century – started to ponder their future. Wigi, turned sixty in 1960, and the years had taken their toil on his health, which made him leave the partnership and his shares in the firm were handed over to Guzepp and Manwel . The first to pass away was the youngest of the three Magro Brothers; Manwel who died on 18 August 1963 at the age of fifty. He was survived by his wife Lilian, his two sons John, who turned eight two days after his father’s demise, Michael, almost seven, and his daughter Anne, who was just five years old. “His untimely death – wrote a newspaper correspondent – was the cause of great sorrow not only for the company of Magro Brothers, that has made a great name for itself, but for the whole of Gozo. It was he who succeeded to create the largest number of jobs in the private sector alleviating the crisis of unemployment in Gozo.” In 1977 the Magro firm was split up between the spouses of Guzepp and Manwel. Lilian Magro, succeeded in buying the food processing factory and the import and export business and together with her sons John and Michael, and her daughter Anne, they took possession of the plant with immediate effect.   This signaled the beginning of a new generation in the management of the business of Magro Brothers. They swiftly resolved to modify the Company’s name to reflect the new commercial partnership. On 19 May 1977, they registered Magro Brothers (Foods) Limited as a limited liability Company. John and Michael Magro who had completed their studies at the Malta Polytechnic in accountancy and in business administration, had by then set their mind on a new business model. They decided to focus on their canning business and expand their range of products. Besides the Three Hills Brand which was already formally registered and well respected in the market place, they came up and registered a new brand: Mayor . This brand was needed to give a name for the wide range of food products that were to be launched in the years ahead. From the very beginning, they set themselves the task to offer consumers products with an excellent taste and using good quality ingredients from local growers. Today both brands are category leaders and cover a wide range of grocery products. In 2005, another food processing company was added to the Group, Savina Creations Limited . Savina is the luxury brand of Magro Brothers specializing in artisan gift products that invoke Maltese and Mediterranean heritage and are presented with exceptional design and taste. The name Savina is borrowed from Pjazza Savina, the square in the heart of Victoria, Gozo, which for centuries was the commercial hub of the island. It was from this square that Magro Brothers conducted their trading activity from the early 1930s to 1977. In 2010, after extensive market research, FarmFresh Ltd was formed by Magro Brothers to specialize in the processing of fresh dairy products and other farm products; all presented in innovative and convenient packaging expected by modern consumers. In 2012, another brainchild of Magro Brothers came to fruition. The Magro Food Village was created on the grounds of their Xewkija plant. The Food Village offers a unique walk through the Savina kitchens, the dairy curdling urns and the tomato processing plant. The visit is further enriched by the guided tours and information about the company offered by the well-trained staff. The Village is not only a showcase of the good food produced by the highly motivated workforce of Magro Brothers, but also a gallery of traditional local crafts. Presently, the day to day management of the companies of Magro Brothers is entrusted to John’s three children, Christian , Nicholas and Joanna , who are now fully immersed in the family business after having completed their tertiary education. A characteristic that recurs constantly in the four generations of the enterprise is the value of honesty entwined with integrity, values that facilitate long-term relationships in business and lead to the good fortune of having at their service a group of employees and collaborators that are second to none. The 100 years of history encompassed by the accomplished enterprise of Magro Brothers was by no means an easy journey - their success was achieved through effort, skill, courage and innovation. This is a Gozitan success story that is still evolving. Assequi!     The Original Magro Brothers, Ganni, Luigi and Manwel      The Present Magro members, Michael, John, Christian and Nicholas     A steamed generated boiler being towed towards the Magro Factory in 1932        Kunserva sheet in 1953     Assequi Magro Brothers Coat of Arms Logo      
Magro Brothers contributes towards this year's Istrina
26/12/2015
Mr. John Magro Director of Magro Brothers, together with his family presented a cheque of €5000 to the Malta Community Chest Fund during this year’s Istrina which was held on Saturday 26th of December.   Mr Magro joined the President in her plea for more Gozitans to contribute towards the noble causes of the Community Chest Fund. Mr. Magro concluded by thanking his fellow Directors, the management and all the workers at the Magro Brothers companies for their support.   This year's L-Istrina raised a record €4,020,600 in a 12 hour marathon! Proud to be Maltese!!     People in photo include Karl and Romina Borg Bonaci, Joanna, John, Nicholas, Christian with daughter Mikela
Magro Brothers Christmas Staff Party 2015
19/12/2015
This year like every year Magro Brothers celebrated Christmas and the New Year with a delicious dinner party for which all employees of the Magro Group attended. The management and families of all employees were invited. The event was held on Saturday 19th December at the Kempinski Hotel. Children were entertained by their favorite cartoon figures and many other activities. Father Christmas distributed gifts to the delight of all, especially the young ones. The many families present together with the directors and management and their families looked like one big family gathered together.     Michael welcoming guests     Lynn and John together with employees and their families     Magro Brothers employees together with their families     Magro Brothers employees together with their families     Marta and her baloons   Brothers Christian and Nicholas with father christmas     Magro Brothers employees together with their families     Magro Brothers employees together with their families     Entertainment for all children      Happy Children with father christmas     Tumas with father Christmas     Christian with wife Charmaine and father christmas     Father christmas and the children     Mikela with father christmas     Brothers Michael and John with father christmas  
Statwi Religjuzi - Fil-Qalb tal-Maltin
10/11/2015
Din is-sena il-Kunserva Three Hills t'Ghawdex stampat ghazla ta' 32 statwi religjuzi minn Malta u Ghawdex fuq il-bottijiet tal-Kunserva Three Hills. Issa jinsabu prezenti kemm fuq il-bottijiet iz-zghar tal-200 gramma kif ukoll dawk tal-400 gramma. Fuq kull bott tista' ssib ritratt tal-istatwa flimkien ma' xi informazzjoni fuq l-istatwa. Grazzi kbira lil Mario Coleiro ghar-ricerka u lil Mark Micalle f ghar-ritratti.    Jekk tixtieq li l-Patrun jew il-Patruna tieghek ikun/tkun wiehed/wahda mill-istatwi pprintjati fuq il-bottijiet tat-tieni lott, iktbilna ftit informazzjoni (massimu ta' 100 kelma) u ibghatielna permezz ta' email fuq customercare@magro.com.mt.   Il-festi u l-istatwi religjuzi minn dejjem kienu Fil-Qalb tal-Maltin ! Hawn isfel ghandek 4 minn 32 statwi li ghandna bhalissa fuq il-bottijiet   Nru 5 - San Publiju Isqof - Il-Furjana   Nru 11 - Santa Venera Vergni u Martri - Santa Venera   Nru 18 - San Gwann Battista – Ix-Xewkija Ghawdex Nru 30 - Sacro Cuor - Tas-Sliema   Gemmaghhom!
SpoonStock Launch
06/11/2015
Pinto’s Pride proudly introduces a new range of products; SpoonStock - the new generation of bouillon! Pinto’s Pride SpoonStock is ready soluble and can be conveniently added to your dishes. One tablespoon of SpoonStock is equivalent to 1 ordinary stock cube and each bottle provides 500ml of stock. Apart from being very practical and convenient to use, Pinto's SpoonStock contains 40% less salt than normal stock cubes and is fat free and gluten free! The range includes 4 different flavors to suit every dish you prepare: fish, chicken, beef and vegetable. Look out for them in local outlets. Add flavor to your dishes with Pinto’s Pride! Pinto’s Pride – Celebrates Your Taste
Gold Award for a locally produced Ketchup
26/10/2015
The Irish Quality Food Awards have recently bestowed the Highly Commended Gold Award to one of the finest ketchups produced by Magro Brothers (Foods) Ltd of Xewkija, Gozo for the Irish market.   The Signature Taste Ketchup is made following a time-honored family recipe and contains 12 hand-picked, sun ripened tomatoes in aged Italian wine vinegar. It is further enhanced with selected Mediterranean spices and Sicilian lemon juice, giving it an edge over the large array of ketchups on the market. Magro Brothers boast a passion for good taste, dedication to quality and continually strive to source healthy, natural ingredients for their products. The company is still family run and for over 70 years has been specialising in premium condiments and sauces based on their Mediterranean culinary heritage. When interviewed about this latest achievement, Mr Magro, Managing Director of Magro Brothers commented: “This award, although not our first in our range of ketchups, is another feather in our cap as it goes to show that it is not the size of the enterprise that stands out, but the dedication, commitment and passion to be the best that makes you a cut above the rest!”      
End of Summer Season BBQ
14/09/2015
The Directors of Magro Brothers closed the summer season with a grand BBQ offered to all the staff and their families from Malta and Gozo. The event took place at the Magro premises on Saturday 5th September and started with a mass. The mass was followed by the opening of various entertainment activities which included a bouncing castle, a children's fun train, painting activities. All guests, over 300, were entertained to music, lavish food buffet and drinks. The social gathering ended with a grand raffle for all those present.   Children having fun     Children having fun      Children having fun    Employees and their families      Employees and their families    Employees and their families    Buffet Tables     Employees and their families    Employees and their families
Tomato Season 2015
10/07/2015
The heat is on and as the tomatoes grow plump and juicy, the machinery and factory at Magro Brothers is busy awaiting the first truckloads of tomatoes to arrive! It is an exciting time - over a hundred and fifty employees are involved in one way or another to commence the harvesting season. Paperwork, maintenance on various, glimmering, stainless steel machinery is in check, trucks and tents are set up to welcome and weigh the red fruits and visits to local farmers ensures that the plants meet the strict quality control adhered to by the company. The factory will now be operating around the clock with rivers of tomatoes making their way to their appropriate cans - some will be chopped into pulp chunks, others made into juice and sauces and yet others will be used in the production of Malta's favorite brand - Three Hills Kunserva! Magro Brothers invite you to join them during this special time. Factory tours are available, whereby qualified tour guides will give demonstrations of the entire tomato process - a tour which will be enjoyed by young and old alike. Booking in advance is highly recommended. To book your tour please contact us on Freephone 8007 5533 or email us on visits@magro.com.mt The first tomatoes of the season 2015 Marta throwing her first tomatoes The Magro Family Tumas with Lynne and Nicholas Mikela with grandmother Lynne Christian with daughter Marta Nicholas with Rossana, Tumas and Mikela Christian with Charmaine, Marta and Mikela John, Christian and Nicholas Magro
New flavors of Hanini Gibniet Nixfin
17/04/2015
Hanini proudly adds another 2 new gourmet product to its range of Hanini Gibniet Nixfin. This time introducing Gibniet Nixfin with Herbs and Gibniet Nixfin Smoked! Hanini's Gibniet Nixfin were already available as plain (nixfin) or with black peppered (bil-Bzar) both loved my many locals. Hanini's Gibniet Nixfin all retail the traditional great taste and are safe to enjoy! They are all made from sheep's pasturised milk and are Gluten Free. Try out the new flavors and enjoy gourmet products made in Gozo.
Tomato Process 2015
15/04/2015
The photos below show the preparation of the open fields and the gradual scenario from sowing to planting. All in preparation for the tomato processing during July and August. APRIL April is the time when farmers start sowing the tomato seeds to grow into small plants and finally planting them in the open fields. Few days old Getting Older Getting Older Plants ready for transplanting Preparation of the Fields Planted Tomato Plants on plastic mulch Planted tomato plants without mulch MAY During the month of May the fields are now full of small tomato plants. These tiny plants are only 4 weeks old and growing up healthy. 4-week old plants growing up 4-week old plants growing up JUNE During the month of June, second week of June, various tomato plants are growing even bigger making fields look like large green carpets with the plants reaching each other while they grow. Tomato Plants in June Tomato Plants in June Tomato Plants in June Tomato Plants in June 2nd week of June - the 1st green tomatoes growing up
Important seminars and training sessions for Magro Brothers' farmers
26/03/2015
During the last 3 weeks farmers from all over Malta and Gozo attended various seminars and training sessions on the sustainable use of plant production products and good agricultural practices. Other subjects included Health & Safety during agricultural work in the open fields, good agricultural practices, integrated pest management, activity record keeping and legislations. These seminars were organized by the two producers’ organisations of Tomatoes for processing namely ‘Ghaqda Ghawdxija tal-Produtturi tat-Tadam’ and ‘Ghaqda Produtturi tat-Tadam Maltin’ in collaboration with MCCAA and Magro Brothers. Following the successful completion of the seminars farmers will be presented with the official license issued by MCCAA.
Goat's Milk Fresh Cheeselets now on the market
10/03/2015
Hanini proudly adds another gourmet product to its range; this time a product made from goat's milk! Hanini fresh Goat's Milk Cheeselets are now available in the market in packs of two. Hanini's fresh cheeselets were already available either made from sheep's milk or else cow's milk. Fresh cheeselets are easily distinguished by different colors and on packaging there is an animal symbol guiding customers choosing the source of milk they prefer. Hanini's fresh Goat's Gibniet retail the traditional great taste and are safe to enjoy! For generations goat's milk has been the preferred milk for most Maltese and Gozitan families because its excellent taste. Goat's milk also offers a good source of calcium and is easier to digest than cow's milk. 
Awared the Quality Assured Visitors Attraction Logo
09/03/2015
The Magro Food Village was proudly awarded the Quality Seal for Visitor Attractions by the Malta Tourism Authority. During the end of year 2014, the Magro Food Village was audited by MTA representatives and was recently informed that it passed all assessments and was now awarded the Quality Assured Seal - Visitors Attraction. Well done to the Magro Food Village team! Ms Joanna Magro receiving Quality Logo during Presentation Ceremony held during February 2015