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Poggi Bonsi at The Landing in Renton Selected by the Italian Trade Commission to host Made in Italy Promotion

Keli DeRitis or Michelle Codd, Poggi Bonsi
Luis Figueroa

Renton, Washington -- Poggi Bonsi has been selected by the Italian Trade Commission as one of only 20 retailers in the United States to host the 2010 "Made in Italy" national promotion.  

Poggi Bonsi is a locally-owned, independent retailer specializing in "Gourmet Gifts with European Flavor." From May 9 to 22, 2010 the work of Italian artisans -- including hand painted ceramics, terra cotta, jewelry, olive oil and more -- will be featured in its store at The Landing in Renton. On May 16 from 4-7pm Poggi Bonsi will host a reception featuring Italian food and wine.

"Poggi Bonsi is honored to serve as the Commission's representative in this nationwide promotion. We have been importing Italian products since 2001 and we're delighted to have been selected to participate in this event." said Keli DeRitis, co-owner. "We are excited for this opportunity to share traditional craftsmanship and Italian hospitality with our customers." adds business partner, Michelle Codd.

The Italian Trade Commission works to increase awareness of Italian-made products around the world. In this campaign, shops in smaller yet strategic American cities were chosen to bring the "Made in Italy" brand to new customers and to help increase awareness of Italian quality and design. More than 50 Italian companies will participate in this national promotion. Renton is the only venue represented for this promotion in the Pacific Northwest.

About Poggi Bonsi

Poggi Bonsi ( is a direct importer of Italian ceramics, French pottery, Italian olive wood utensils, and fine European linens. In addition to its imported goods, Poggi Bonsi features an assortment of European kitchenware, specialty foods and home decor celebrating the Mediterranean lifestyle. The name Poggi Bonsi (pronounced POE-jee-BONE-see) is taken from the village of "Poggibonsi" in central Tuscany. Owners Michelle Codd and Keli DeRitis have traveled hundreds of miles in the European countryside seeking out suppliers who practice their centuries-old crafts. Poggi Bonsi has two retail stores in the Seattle Area -- One in the Olde Burien Shopping District and another at The Landing in Renton, as well as an online store which ships good throughout the United States.

About Made in Italy 2010

Made in Italy 2010. Starting in March 2010 a series of in store events will promote "Made in Italy" throughout the country. Products from 70 great emerging Italian companies will be presented in top stores in 18 States across the United States.