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Cono Italiano, Inc. (CNOZ) Issues Shareholder Letter to Investors

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Cono Italiano, Inc., which holds the exclusive license for the North American Distribution and Manufacturing rights for “Pizza Cono,” a one-of-a-kind, drip-free, cone shaped pizza made from proprietary dough and manufacturer of frozen foods, today provided a broad overview to answer various inquiries from shareholders concerning the company’s current position and the direction headed.

1. Where is CNOZ headed at this time and where are our efforts being focused?

We are in the final stages of completing a USDA and FDA approved production facility with our manufacturing partner. This facility will afford us the opportunity to be the sole manufacturer for a Pizza Cone in the U.S. that can be filled at production and sold to National Food Chains, Supermarkets, Convenience Stores, Stadiums and Arenas. This facility will provide us with the opportunity to manufacture our new frozen food products which will be implemented in a distribution program for the C –Stores. The program will provide to Cono the sales and revenues the investment community is asking and looking for.

2. What are the Company’s core products

Cono Italiano Inc presently manufactures a 2.5 oz drip free spill free cone sold without filling, we will be offering this product filled with low fat cheese and sauce known as Pizza Cono, it will also be offered with pepperoni, sausage and vegetables. We will be offering a breakfast cone, made with egg whites and cheese and egg and cheese along with a snack cone.

Cono will be introducing a frozen food product later this year to their current Pizza Cono line of foods.

3. What has Cono Italiano accomplished recently

The company has been engaged in creating strategic alliances with manufacturers food brokers, distributors, With the development of new products and the purchase of manufacturing equipment .

4. What is the status with strategic partnerships and alliances.

The company is engaged with food brokers and distributors to represent Cono to retailers regionally and nationally. We have a marketing agreement with Dr Gadget, the Guru of giveaways, Dr Gadget can be seen on Extra, QVC, Rachel Ray show amongst others. The company has worked with Turbochef to develop cook setting in their Tornado Oven used in 7-11, Quick-Chek, Subway, Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks. We have also worked with Carte Blanche to develop cooking apparatus’s to be used in high efficiency ovens, using their Crossfilm Technology.

5. Is Cono Italiano Inc seeking additional capital and investors

Cono Italiano Inc is presently in discussions with several potential investors to secure financing for up to $500.000 Dollars. These funds will afford the company the opportunity to develop additional products, purchase additional equipment required to grow the brand and company. The funds will put the company in a position to organically grow and become profitable going forward, we anticipate closing with an initial investor in July 2011.

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Cono Italiano, Inc. (CNOZ) Goes Microwave

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

The recent announcement by Cono Italiano, the North American license holder for the Italian pizza-in-a-cone concept called Pizza Cono, announcing plans for a microwavable version of the product, has caught the attention of more than just pizza lovers. That’s because the home convenience food market in North America is about as big as they come. It’s been a multi-billion dollar market for decades, but the ongoing economic downturn has added to its luster as being largely recession proof. As more consumers forego restaurants to eat at home, inexpensive convenience foods, such as frozen pizza, take center stage.

However, although Cono Italiano plans to tap into the home market, offering the advantages of at-home pizza aloong with the easy-to-handle benefits of their unique cone shape, a big part of the initial plan is to introduce the microwave product to movie theatres, stadiums and arenas, and other high-traffic locations as well.

The ease of use ensured by the cone shape is a natural for such venues, and the proprietary Pizza Cono recipe, which comes direct from Milan, offers a genuine taste of Italy that is expected to guarantee the product’s appeal. Cono Italiano CEO, Mitchell Brown, goes further, stating that the company has been in contact with some of the largest food franchises in the U.S. who are interested in making Pizza Cono a part of their everyday menu.

It’s this flexibility of pizza, popular in tens of thousands of pizza parlors across the country, as well as in homes, at sporting events, and just about anywhere people get together, that suggests the potential of Cono Italiano’s Pizza Cono. The proprietary ingredients, together with the convenient shape, are now set to become a part of these individual markets, a major move considering that 9 out of 10 Americans eat pizza at least once every month.

For additional information on Cono Italiano, visit the company’s website at www.ConoItaliano.com

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Cono Italiano, Inc. (CNOZ) Product Targets Massive Food Market

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

When Cono Italiano got the production and distribution rights to Pizza Cono, a unique easy to carry cone-shaped pizza, popular in Europe but just now being introduced to North America, it became the latest purveyor of what has become one of the most popular foods in the entire world, and certainly in the United States. The numbers tell the tale: Over 3 billion pizzas are sold in the U.S. every year; there are over 60,000 pizza parlors in the U.S.; and over 90% of the American population ate a pizza in just the past month.

Ironically, although many American food ideas have their origins in other countries, breaking into the American fast food industry offers a portal to the world. That’s because the U.S. has the largest fast food industry on the planet, an industry that continues to move outside the borders to build new traffic. As a result, American fast food restaurants are now found in over 100 countries. Pizza Hut, one of the Yum! brand quick serve restaurants, already has 500 locations in China alone.

In the case of Pizza Cono, the cones are already sold in 12 countries throughout the world, but that doesn’t bother Cono Italiano, who now has full rights to the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, a fast food market of massive proportions. This covers all restaurants, sporting events, kiosks, catering, everything. But perhaps the biggest step the company is taking is its intended entry into the giant frozen pizza market, for which they’ve already partnered with RJM, a key distributor of specialty Italian foods. It’s a $4 billion market, and the goal is to target supermarkets, convenience stores, and the big box stores like Costco and Sam’s Club.

For additional information on Cono Italiano, visit the company’s website at www.ConoItaliano.com

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Cono Italiano, Inc. (CNOZ) Steps Up to the Plate with Pizza Cono

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

It’s one of the biggest complaints of sports fans, along with overcrowded bathrooms and ridiculous ticket and food prices. Sporting events can last a long time, and almost everyone gets the urge for something to eat during the course of a game. There’s no shortage of vendors, but the real problem comes in getting the food back to the seat and eating it without losing most of it to the floor or clothes. Drooping pizza is a common example, virtually guaranteeing a certain amount of tomato paste adornment by the end of the game.

Enter Pizza Cono, a one-of-a-kind cone-shaped pizza that is easy to carry and eat, essentially drip-free. It’s an Italian creation, with all North American production and distribution rights belonging to New Jersey based Cono Italiano, Inc. Already being offered in a growing number of quick serve restaurants, Pizza Cono is perfectly designed for sporting and other events, where elbow room is at a premium, and convenience and taste are more important than price.

Cono Italiano recently penned a deal with Centerplate, Inc., a major provider of catering and concessions for stadiums and convention centers throughout the U.S. and Canada. First up is TD Bank Ball Park in Somerset, NJ, but Centerplate covers hundreds of other stadiums and convention centers, including professional baseball and football stadiums. Cono Italiano is also looking forward to working with other providers serving stadiums and arenas, according to company CEO, Mitchell Brown.

In addition, the company is pursuing a number of other distribution opportunities, including the huge frozen pizza market, targeting supermarkets, convenience stores, and even wholesale operations like Costco and Sam’s Club. To this end, they’ve now partnered with RJM, a major distributor of unique Italian foods.

For additional information on Cono Italiano, visit the company’s website at www.ConoItaliano.com

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Cono Italiano, Inc. (CNOZ) Continues Its Pizza Cono Push with RJM

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Having the latest “great idea” is one thing; successfully getting the word out is another. That’s why Cono Italiano, the company that owns the North American distribution and production rights for Pizza Cono, a cone shaped pizza for on-the-go eating, decided to partner with RJM Foods, a major distributor of unique Italian foods. RJM is helping Cono get the word out, advising them on how to best position themselves as they move into the highly competitive $4 billion frozen pizza market, in addition to supplying Cono with ingredients for their filled Pizza Cono.

RJM, a Florida based food broker since 1978, has a huge network of distributors and services, but considers itself as more than just a food broker. The company states that its goal, through the promotion of novel Italian foods, is to promote the quality and uniqueness that only Italy can give. RJM considers each of the many Italian food products it works with to carry a one-of-a-kind story, a bit of history that effectively brings Italy to the consumer. It’s not surprising that Cono Italiano would choose them to help with the North American introduction of Pizza Cono.

Cono Italiano has been actively moving to distribute Pizza Cono to the fast food market, takeaway and event locations, and catering, but they’ve also stated their interest in the frozen pizza market, with the goal of distributing to supermarkets, convenience stores, and even wholesale operations like Costco and Sam’s Club. Their frozen offering can consist of the proprietary cone by itself, for filling by the consumer, as well as a variety of pre-filled versions. The company’s production operations are already able to fill up to 1,600 cones per hour, with pizza style fillings such as sausage and meatballs, and even egg and cheese for breakfast cones.

For additional information on Cono Italiano, visit the company’s website at www.ConoItaliano.com

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Cono Italiano, Inc. (CNOZ) to Expand through Investor Capital

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Today before the opening bell, Cono Italiano, Inc., the exclusive license holder for the North American Distribution and Manufacturing rights for “pizza cono,” announced that it has entered into negotiations with investors who are interested in purchasing a minority equity position into Cono Italiano, Inc.

“Should a deal be consummated, these funds will be very instrumental in the expansion of Cono Italiano, Inc. and will afford the company the opportunity to generate sales and revenues for Pizza Cono and their new frozen food line to be launched in 2011,” commented CEO Mitchell Brown. “These are very exciting times for Cono Italiano, Inc.; we have worked diligently to build the infrastructure of the company and feel we have turned the corner to provide our shareholders with value.”

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Cono Italiano, Inc. (CNOZ) Has Big Ideas for Pizza Cono

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Getting the American rights to a new convenience food idea that has proven success in other countries is always a big deal. It’s a multi-billion dollar market that never stops growing. The latest new idea is pizza in a cone, something about which every on-the-go pizza lover has a right to ask “Why didn’t they think of this before”.

Actually, the pizza in a cone concept is well established in Europe, but has only recently been edging into the U.S. market. Cono Italiano, Inc. now has the American distribution rights for Pizza Cono, a cone shaped pizza made of proprietary dough that can be filled with anything the customer wants. Production has been set up in New York, with the goal of distributing throughout the country. It’s already being sold in the East, with initial distribution to quick-service restaurants, cafés, and caterers, and distribution planned as a frozen food item for supermarkets nationwide, either plain or pre-filled. For the pre-filled version, the company is able to fill up to 1,600 cones each hour with a variety of fillings, including sausage, meatballs, as well as egg and cheese for breakfast cones. There’s even a plan to create a healthy-alternative whole-wheat version.

Developing a supermarket variety represents an especially big step for any new convenience food product. With sales of frozen pizza increasing by over a billion dollars in just the past 10 years, and now standing at well over $4 billion, it’s a market Cono Italiano cannot afford to ignore. As consumers look for economy as well as convenience, more expensive pizza chain pizzas are increasingly getting pushed aside by the frozen variety.

But a big initial market could turn out to be event vendors, where huge crowds want food that is tasty, fast, and drip-free. Pizza Cono is an obvious match for state fairs, ball games, and virtually any event where people have to carry their food. So the next time you get a taste for pizza on the go, you may want to think cone instead of slice.

For additional information, visit the company’s website at www.ConoItaliano.com

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Cono Italiano, Inc. (CNOZ) to Purchase Manufacturing Equipment to Facilitate Expansion

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Cono Italiano, Inc., the license holder for the North American Distribution and Manufacturing rights for “Pizza Cono,” a one-of-a-kind, drip-free, cone shaped pizza made from proprietary dough, was pleased to announce after the closing bell yesterday that they have entered into an agreement to purchase the necessary manufacturing equipment for expansion of their frozen food product line which will be launched this year.

Mitchell Brown CEO of Cono Italiano, Inc., stated, “We are pleased to have been afforded this opportunity to achieve the goals of the company and expand on our business; we anticipate our line of unique frozen food will complement our existing product ‘Pizza Cono’ and will bring significant revenues to Cono Italiano, Inc. in 2011. Pizza Cono has been well received by the public and we believe our new line of frozen foods will endure the same success.”

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Cono Italiano, Inc. (CNOZ) Pizza Cone Product Showcased on the Food Network’s “Unwrapped” Series

Monday, May 16th, 2011

After the closing bell today, Cono Italiano, Inc., the exclusive license holder for the North American Distribution and Manufacturing rights for “Pizza Cono”, a one-of-a-kind, drip-free, cone shaped pizza made from proprietary dough, announced that the Food Network featured the pizza cone on their website FoodNetwork.com and in a recent segment of Unwrapped called “Crazy Containers”.

Unwrapped takes viewers on tours of factories and other food-related locations to uncover the behind-the-scenes details of classic American foods and how they are prepared. The focus of this particular episode was on common foods prepared in unique ways. The Pizza Cono, with its innovative form, was chosen to be featured on the show.

The Unwrapped team put Cono Italiano’s traditional 2.5 oz pizza cone to the test, filling it with low fat mozzarella cheese and sauce before it was baked in a special carousel oven designed by Pizza Hands. According to today’s release, the Pizza Cono passed the test with flying colors, “wowing the host and viewers with its versatility, variety of mouth-watering food combinations, and its ability to be easily consumed while on-the-go in a drip-free manner.”

“Pizza does not have to be a flat experience and Cono Italiano, Inc. is changing the game by serving it in a delicious, drip-free cone,” said the producers of Food Network’s Unwrapped program.

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Cono Italiano, Inc. (CNOZ) Announces Upcoming Addition to Pizza Cono Product Line to Tap New Markets

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Today before the opening bell, Cono Italiano, Inc., the exclusive license holder of the North American Distribution and Manufacturing rights for “Pizza Cono”, a cone-shaped “on-the-go” pizza food product, announced it will soon offer the Pizza Cono as a microwavable product, in addition to its existing variations.

Cono Italiano, Inc. and their licensor Spuntibreak.s.r.l., Pizza Hands, inventor of Pizza Cono in Milan Italy, will offer an individual cone available in six flavors that can be easily prepared in a new microwaveable box. Cono Italiano, Inc. and RJM Foods, a food distributor for Cono Italiano, Inc., will be importing the product to sell to U.S. convenience stores and supermarkets.

“The ability to offer an individual cone in a microwave box will afford Cono Italiano, Inc. the opportunity to introduce the product to movie theatres, stadiums and arenas, and other venues with high traffic where food is sold in high volume,” commented CEO Mitchell Brown. “We have been in contact and had discussions with some of the largest food franchises in the U.S. who are interested in incorporating Pizza Cono on their everyday menu. It is anticipated that this product will be instrumental in the growth of the company and generate significant revenue in 2011.”

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Cono Italiano, Inc. (CNOZ) Video Chart for Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

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Cono Italiano, Inc. (CNOZ) is “One to Watch”

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Cono Italiano, Inc. owns the North American distribution and manufacturing rights for Pizza Cono. The Pizza Cono is a one-of-a-kind, drip-free, cone shaped pizza made from proprietary dough. The company aims to distribute the pizza cone to quick-service restaurants (QSR), takeaways, and leisure locations. These establishments include typical fast food chains, supermarkets, convenience stores, entertainment facilities and sports arenas.

Cono Italiano has a strategic partnership in place with TurboChef, the leading manufacturer of high efficiency ovens. Cono Italiano and the Executive Chefs of TurboChef, under the partnership, rigorously tested and developed the ideal Turbo Oven settings for the “pizza cones” as well as cones prepared with cheese steak, tacos, chicken parmigiana and egg and cheese. The settings will undergo pre-programming in the Tornado Oven.

The Tornado Oven is designed for foodservice operators who need speed, space and quality. The oven bakes, roasts, toasts, browns and broils food evenly and consistently up to 12 times faster than conventional methods. It employs a patented combination of high speed forced convection heating, dual microwaves and an infrared heating element to deliver quality food with unprecedented throughput.

Anticipating massive demand for its delicious, nutritious and versatile pizza cone product, Cono Italiano has secured a manufacturing agreement to increase production capacity to 1,600 cones per hour. In 2009, sales for frozen pizza topped $4 billion, making it one of the fastest growing categories in supermarkets and convenience stores. To date, the Pizza Cono has been featured by The New York Times, USA Today, The Food Network and AOL.

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