Ripe for innovation: a company reaping the benefits of progress


La Manna Premier Group is a company with a long history in Australian fresh food production. Group CEO Anthony Di Pietro shares how the family business has progressed through the generations, with a passion that has been growing for almost 100 years.

LaManna Premier Group (LPG) is a big player in the Australian fresh produce industry. They are experts in farming, marketing, packing and ripening fruit and veg to supply supermarkets, green grocers and convenience stores across the country.

LPG Group CEO and Chairman of Melbourne Victory Football Club, Anthony Di Pietro was born into a legacy of fresh food producers, with his grandparents migrating to Australia in 1922 to work in farming.

“My family began as glasshouse farmers on the Murray River in Mildura, later moving into central market trading and then continuing to expand the business nationwide,” he says.

Now, Di Pietro wants to take the Australian produce industry further, by utilising the best of emerging technology to improve operations and find efficiencies across the board.

“Having the right partner, one that can work with us to ensure the most efficient use of our power is so important. AGL has been a partner; they have worked with us to look at how we can move towards innovation,” Di Pietro says.

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