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Exporting the culture of the Italian way of eating has led our activities since 1997, when Alifood was founded. After almost 25 years in the business, we now have a portfolio of over 250 products that we export in 19 different countries across the world. In our organization the Export Manager – the professional that serves as an intermediary between our foreign clients and domestic suppliers – is an essential figure. Carolina Bassino is one of them.

After taking a diploma in Account and Product Management, Carolina took her first professional steps in her family business: a company operating in the footwear sector where she gradually gained such a significant expertise that she eventually left it to join another company in the fashion industry. Carolina first joined Alifood 15 years ago, during her training period in the commercial sector. Even though she initially opted for a career in the fashion business, she kept cultivating her passion for Italian food and her relationship with our team, that she eventually joined again at the beginning of this year.

“Keep improving yourself, never stop learning” is her motto and she consistently applies it to her daily working routine. A great team player, Carolina always welcomes her colleagues’ ideas and support. Enthusiast about her new role in our company, she is very much aligned with the dynamism it entails and always keen to help our clients in finding the best products that suit their needs. Her positive attitude, combined with her proficiency in English – gained by studying the language in several colleges in the U.K. and U.S.A. – allowed her to establish good relationships with all of them as soon as she took on the role.

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About Alifood

About Alifood

We strongly believe that everything we plan and do should create value, for both our clients and suppliers. We do not see ourselves as mere food traders.

The sale of the products we select is just the last step of a complex, structured process that is based on strong business relationships and, in many cases, real partnerships. Our job is made of several functions: sourcing the right product, selecting a reliable producer, managing the entire logistics chain, providing all the necessary documentation and certifications and following up all the after-sale requirements besides consulting and tutoring on how to best use each single product. We do all this because we strongly believe that everything we plan and do should create value, for both our clients and suppliers. Our familiarity with the Italian food an agricultural industry, developed over the last twenty years, gives us the ability to efficiently deal with all the diverse needs pertaining to different markets.

Thanks to our experienced, professional and multilingual global working team, matching international demand and local supply is what we do best.

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