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Italian Centre Shop Ltd.


Frank Spinelli built what began as a 1959 partnership in a corner store into an Edmonton institution. Since his death in 2000, his daughter, Teresa, has scaled up the company dramatically. It’s now a retailer, importer and wholesaler supplying specialty food products to stores and restaurants across Western Canada. The company’s heart remains its flagship store in Edmonton’s Little Italy, which combines an abundant selection of rare pastas, espressos, imported chocolate, olive oils, cheeses and deli meats with an authentic European feel. Italian Centre also offers a wide variety of European health and beauty products, housewares, pasta machines, cappuccino makers and wine-making supplies.

Company Profile

Founded: 1954 Chief Executive(s): Teresa Spinelli
Website: Head Office: Edmonton  

Company Financials

Growth 2007-12 (%): 37 Revenue 2012: 20-50 million Reporting $: CAD
Exports as % of Sales: 0 Employees 2012: 165 Employees 2007: 165