Kontos Foods Teams Up with Wegmans to Donate Portion of Sales to United Way

During this Easter period, March 2-April 26, Kontos will donate a percentage of its pastry sales to the charity

 Paterson, N.J. – Feb. 28, 2014 – Kontos Foods, Inc. (www.kontos.com),a manufacturer and distributor of traditional Greek and Mediterranean foods, today announced that it is partnering with Wegmans Food Markets in an Easter season charity program. Under the program, Kontos Foods will donate a portion of Wegmans’ sales of Kontos’ hand-made pastries to the United Way. The program will run from March 2 to April 26 in Wegmans Food Markets in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Virginia.

“As consumers purchase fancy pastries to dress up their holiday tables, this is a wonderful opportunity for them to help needy families,” said Steve Kontos, vice president of Kontos Foods. “This is Kontos Foods’ second major charity effort with Wegmans. Over the Christmas season, we ran a similar program, donating profits to local food banks through select retailers, including Wegmans and Shop-Rite. The program was such a success that we decided to extend it.”

Products included in the charity effort include Kontos Foods’ Assorted Baklava, Classic Baklava, Mediterranean Nut Rolls and Kataifi Pastry.

“This year, Greek Orthodox Easter and Western Easter fall on the same day – something that only happens every four years. At this holy time of year for so many, what better way to celebrate than to find ways to assist our friends and neighbors who need assistance,” added Warren Stoll, Marketing Director of Kontos Foods.

About Kontos Foods

Founded in 1987, Kontos Foods, Inc. is a Paterson, NJ-based provider of traditional Mediterranean foods for restaurants, hotels, food service, retail specialty stores and supermarkets worldwide. The family-owned company specializes in hand-stretched flatbreads, including the Kontos Pocket-Less Pita®, Fillo dough, pastries, olives, gyro meats, and Greek yogurts, as well as nearly 50 varieties of multi-ethnic flatbreads. Kontos, which has over 225 employees and was founded by Evripides (Evris) Kontos together with his son Steven, together bring over 100 years’ experience in the premium food industry. To learn more, visit www.kontos.com, or call (973) 278-2800. Find Kontos on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Kontosfoods.

About Wegmans Food Markets

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 83-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, founded in 1916, is recognized as an industry leader and innovator. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 17 consecutive years. In 2014, Wegmans ranked #12 on the list. For more information visit www.wegmans.com.

Media Contact
Patty Buchanan
Fastlane on Behalf of Kontos
(973) 670-1203

Kontos Contact
Warren Stoll
Kontos Foods Inc.
(973) 278-2800, ext. 326