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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - There's a shift that's taken place in the way we shop.  Even though it took a while, more and more that now includes shopping for food. More companies are embracing e-commerce, and a web service based right here in Youngstown is trying to lead the way. The best gourmet food in the country is just a click away. That's the idea behind the new website FoodECrave. "I was watching my wife go on etsy. She was looking for small crafters. They were sorted by reviews, sorted by locations," said co-founder Danny Catullo. "I was like, wait a minute. We could do this for...

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For the first time in 70 years, Dirusso's Italian Sausage has come online with FoodECrave.com. Dirusso's Sausage Inc., located in Youngstown, Ohio, is a favorite among local fairs and festivals, but can be found in over 300 retail stores and 30 food distributors located across Ohio, Pennsylvania,  New York and West Virginia.  Joining the FoodECrave.com marketplace, Dirusso's is bringing its flagship Italian sausage into the Dirusso's Sausage Crave Box. It features nine pounds of sausage in three variations, including both links and patties. The other product to be listed in the marketplace is the Dirusso's Meatball Crave Box. Almost nine pounds of...

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Danny Catullo, owner of Catullo Prime Meats, and Dave Keish of Toys-R-Us, have launched FoodECrave, a startup company at the Youngstown Business Incubator. FoodECrave.com functions as an online marketplace for food vendors, artisans, purveyors and local food businesses and creates deliverable food boxes that can be shipped all over the country. YBI has provided the company startup resources and advisement. FoodECrave recently created a local fulfillment center that specializes in shipping perishables. The FoodECrave website described the new enterprise: “… Our goal is to connect foodies to the same quality meats that restaurants, marketplaces and local food retailers have access...

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http://www.wfmj.com/story/32815463/online-food-gift-box-business-opens-in-youngstown YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A brand new company born in Youngstown hopes to become the equivalent of Amazon for food lovers. With the help of the Youngstown Business Incubator, Danny Catullo of Catullo Prime Meats and Dave Keish of Toys-R-Us have launched FoodECrave.com The business is an online marketplace that works with food vendors, artisans, and local businesses to craft food boxes that ship to a person's door. So far, the service offers everything from aged steaks to strawberry infused chocolate covered bacon in boxes suitable for dinner parties, holiday meals or gifts. FoodECrave works with food vendors that usually...

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http://businessjournaldaily.com/new-website-serves-food-from-local-vendors/ YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With the launch of a new website, area food vendors could have new avenues to reach customers and develop new partnerships with other businesses. FoodECrave.com, launched Monday, was created by Danny Catullo, owner of Catullo Prime Meats, Dave Kiesh and Ross Morrone. The website offers food boxes from just a few vendors: Catullo Prime Meats, Stone Fruit Coffee Co., Land & Sea, Tommy’s Jerky and Smokies, and Silver Star Meats. “We have suppliers that are local, which is what we want to do, but we don’t necessarily want to be a local marketplace company,” says Morrone,...

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