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Bolton Food is a Bolton Group company producing and marketing canned fish under the Rio Mare, Palmera, Saupiquet, Isabel and Cuca brands.

We are an Italian success story and have become the European leader in the canned tuna market.

Our mission is to be the leader in the sustainable and quality production of long-life fish products that are aimed at making people's lives easier and healthier. This explains why for over 50 years we have produced canned fish, including tuna, salmon, sardines and mackerel that is sold in over 60 countries throughout the world.

Our production takes place mainly in two plants: at Quimper (France) and Cermenate (Italy), the latter being the largest and most technologically advanced production plant in Europe and one of the world’s top facilities for the production of canned tuna.

The markets in which we operate

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Albania, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Tunisia, UK, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA, Hungary

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Belgium, France, Germany

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Poland, Spain

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Belgium, Colombia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Netherlands, Paraguay, Peru, United Kingdom, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, USA


Bolton Food is among the founders of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), the most important international non-profit organization for sustainable tuna fishing.


Launch of our “Responsible Quality" Corporate Social Responsibility program, aiming at conveying to all our stakeholders the concept of 360° Quality. This concept is pursued responsibly across the entire supply chain, from catch to consumer, in respect of the environment and people.


Launch of our first sustainable tuna product: Rio Mare Pole & Line Tuna, now marketed in numerous countries.


Grupo Conservas Garavilla, the Spanish canned tuna company owned by Bolton, signs up as a member of Global Compact Spain. This is the UN initiative developed to encourage businesses worldwide to create an economic, social and environmental framework aimed at promoting a healthy and sustainable global economy, that guarantees everyone an opportunity to enjoy its benefits.


Bolton Food is the first Italian company and among the first in the world to obtain ISO22005 certification for the traceability system of its tuna loins supply chain.



Bolton Food enters into a partnership with WWF with the objective of procuring, by 2024, 100% of its tuna from MSC certified fisheries or from robust fishery improvement projects (FIPs) with obtainment of MSC certification as their end goal.


Bolton Food makes a commitment to Greenpeace to source 50% of its tuna procurements using selective fishing methods by 2020, and 50% of its tuna from purse seiners having FAD management measures in place,.


Bolton Food is the first Italian company in the world to partner with Oxfam, with the aim of implementing new standards of social enterprise sustainability in the fishing industry.

Additionally, its ISABEL brand becomes the first in the world to certify all its tuna in compliance with the AENOR Atun de Pesca Responsable.standard.