History and Values
Probios, the Italian leader in the distribution of vegetarian foods, has been promoting the cultivation of raw materials with respect for humans and nature for over 35 years and for many years has also been creating and marketing product lines suitable for people who need to follow special diets.
The name of the company, which comes from the Greek PRO (in favour of) and BIOS (life) – in favour of life – encompasses the principles and values that have guided the people who have been working right from the start and continue to inspire its ongoing development.
Since 1978, the year when it was founded, Probios has been offering a wide choice of organic foods, with respect for health and the environment.
At the start of 1990, Fernando Favilli and Rossella Bartolozzi took over the management of Probios, who, united by their passion for natural products, made a commitment to making organic food not just a fashion or elite style of eating, but a real way of life for everyone. Thanks to their determination and enthusiastic, well-qualified employees, their dream came true: Probios is now the leader in the organic food market.
Probios was founded with the conviction that selling organic products is not only a reason for doing business, but also promotes behaviour that contributes to improving our world. In fact, buying this type of products means choosing companies that demand careful selection of the growing methods of the raw materials and do not accept the use of weedkillers, parasiticides, chemical and synthesised fertilizers and genetically modified organisms that pollute our earth, water and air.
Probios, which is based in Florence, has a presence in 48 countries throughout the world. In Germany, the country which is the unrivalled top of the organic market, Probios has its own subsidiary (Probios Deutschland).
90% of the approximately 900 products sold are Probios branded and 85% of the suppliers are Italian. 70% of the raw materials used for making the products are grown in Italy.
The Group sells over 200 gluten-free products and over 100 milk-free products. There are many products based on spelt, kamut and free from yeast.
PROBIOS offers you products from these product groups:
- Fair (375)
- Kosher (503)
- Halal (309)
- Vegetarian (1013)
- Vegan (1151)
- Gluten-free (1001)
- Lactose-free (761)
- Raw (381)
- HoReCa (334)
- Manufacturer (1733)
- Wholesaler (470)
- Importer/exporter (736)
Grocery products Cooking and baking (1668)
- Corn, pulses, other milled products (485)
- Bread, baked products, raising agents (269)
- Farinaceous products (195)
- Tomato products, prepared sauces (223)
- Spices, salt, ready-made products (411)
- Vinegars, seasonings (234)
- Olive oils (236)
- Other cooking oils (308)
- Convenience groceries, instant and semi-instant meals, tinned foods (328)
- Sweeteners (254)
- Grocery products Snacks and sweets (1076)
- Grocery products Drinks (1022)
- Other grocery products (1320)