Deli International was organized in March 1980 by Robert Correa, a then 20 year veteran of the food industry. Deli started out as a wholesale food distributor of pizza and nacho chip products. From March 1980 to the spring of 1990 the company sales grew by selling products to the various wholesale food distributors that resold the products to the grocery, C store and Fund Raising industries. The company’s sales had evolved to pizza products only and in the spring of 1989 a sister company named DI Manufacturing Inc. was formed to manufacture finished pizzas and pizza crusts. These manufactured products would be sold exclusively by Deli International Inc.
In 1982 the company moved into a multi-functional facility which currently houses administration, production, and secondary distribution activities. Soon thereafter, a U.S.D.A. manufacturing facility was opened which enabled DI Manufacturing to offer a wide range of pre-topped pizza products which kept DI an innovative leader in the competitive pizza industry. DI Manufacturing sold pizzas under several labels including Deli International, Dinero, The Ultimate Pizza, and Pete Zaria.
Mr. Correa passed away in 2003 and the company was sold to Tony Wald, the CEO and owner of ToBa Inc.
ToBa Inc. (Duns # 03-503-7688) is an S Corporation that is a holding company for five individual Limited Liability Companies; The Thompson Company, Braunger Foods, Variety Foods, D.I. Manufacturing & Deli International.
Under the TOBA umbrella, Deli International became a fundraising company with emphasis on frozen food fundraisers, and DI became a specialty food manufacturer. Both companies have enjoyed annual sales and profit growth since the acquisition.
D.I Manufacturing has shown substantial growth as a small contract manufacturer and now manufactures for several highly visible customers including Rotella’s Italian Bakery, Omaha Steaks, Pinnacle Foods, Conagra, and Godfather’s Pizza. D.I. was awarded the Godfather’s Presidents Circle Vendor of the Year award in both 2007 and 2008. References from any of our current customers can be made available should you desire them. D.I. Manufacturing is a member of the International Compliance Information Exchange, the Celiac Sprue Association and is AIB (rated Superior) and USDA inspected.
The management staff at D.I. Manufacturing are aggressive, industrious and growth oriented. We are very intent on growing our business and welcome any additional projects you feel would be a good fit for us.