Conga Foods
Grocery wholesaling
Australian family owned business that has been marketing and distributing Mediterranean foods in Australia for over 60 years.


Owned AUS
Rating C
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Company Ownership

Conga Foods Pty Ltd
Joval Group Pty Ltd
owns 100% of Conga Foods Pty Ltd
Food & wine distribution
The Italian Valmorbida family have been building their Australian mini-empire since 1956. Today they own and operate food importers Conga Foods and Valcorp Fine Food, wine distributors red+white and Mezzanine The Fine Wine Specialist, and iconic Lygon St deli King & Godfree. They distributed Lavazza coffee in Australia for 30 years before Lavazza took back control in 2015.

Company Assessment

Conga Foods Pty Ltd
Sole Mare uses only yellowfin tuna. Yellowfin tuna is rated either 'eat less' or 'say no' by GoodFish, Australia's sustainable seafood guide.
Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) is a not-for-profit organisation leading the development of a circular economy for packaging in Australia. Each year, APCO Members are required to submit an APCO Annual Report and Action Plan, which includes an overall performance level from 1 (Getting Started) to 5 (Beyond Best Practice). This company received a packaging performance level of 2 (Good Progress) in its 2024 APCO Annual Report.
Source: APCO (2024)
Company retails, manufactures or distributes products that are certified organic under the Australian Certified Organic label.
Source: ACO (2022)
This company has corporate social responsibility claims on its website including solar panel installations, charitable donations and responsible sourcing.
California, the UK and Australia have all enacted legislation requiring companies operating within their borders to disclose their efforts to eradicate modern slavery from their operations and supply chains. Follow the link to see this company's disclosure statement.
Human Rights Law Centre's 2022 report, "Broken Promises: Two years of corporate reporting under Australia's Modern Slavery Act", examines statements submitted to the Government's Modern Slavery Register by 92 companies sourcing from four sectors with known risks of modern slavery: garments from China, rubber gloves from Malaysia, seafood from Thailand and fresh produce from Australia. Modern slavery statements are analysed to see if they comply with the mandatory reporting requirements, identify or disclose obvious modern slavery risks, and demonstrate effective actions to address risks. This company's modern slavery disclosure statement received a rating in the 41-60% range. The average score was 44% and the highest score was 89%.
Second lowest rating in Greenpeace Canned Tuna Guide. "Sole Mare came 9th. Sole Mare claims it sources only FAD-free and pole and line caught tuna, but it needs to make improvements to its traceability auditing. Its product range is still based entirely on less responsible yellowfin tuna, and it is still developing its sustainability policy and information disclosure processes. We look forward to seeing Sole Mare do better in future". However since Greenpeace released its Canned Tuna Guide in 2017, Sole Mare has addressed many of their concerns including making sustainability, human rights and ethical sourcing policies publicly available on its website. [Listed under Information due to age of report]
Joval Group Pty Ltd
No assessment data currently available for Joval Group Pty Ltd.

Company Details

Family-owned private company
129 million AUD (2010)

Contact Details

150 Newlands Rd, Coburg North, VIC, 3058, Australia
03 9487 9500

Products / Brands

Conga Foods
Clearly Premium Frozen Fish
Green Valley Pickles, Chutney & Relish
Moro Olive Oil
Moro Vinegar
Ocean Blue Frozen Fish
Rana Fresh Pasta
Sacla Pasta Sauce
Sacla Pickles, Chutney & Relish
Sole Mare Canned Fish (Tuna)
Sole Mare Canned Fish
Squeaky Gate Olive Oil
Val Verde Pasta Sauce
Val Verde Canned Vegies/Beans