In 1914, Assunta Cantisano left Italy from the port of Naples, bound for America with little more than her family Pasta Sauce Recipe to her name.

Assunta and Giovanni stayed true to their Italian upbringing and put down their roots – literally. Their own backyard garden would ultimately inspire their fresh tomato sauce and delicious meals, planting the humble beginnings of RAGU.

By 1946, the Cantisanos outgrew their kitchen and opened the first RAGU factory in Rochester, NY to better meet the demands for their delicious combination of vine-ripened tomatoes and flavorful herbs. RAGU sauce quickly became a centerpiece on family dinner tables across the United States. An Italian tradition turned American Classic, this sauce was simmering from coast –to-coast as a staple in some of Americas most popular recipes.

For our 80th anniversary, were celebrating a legacy of bringing authentic flavors to the table, available in over 40 variants. From the first jar sold from the Cantisanos front porch in 1937 to one in your pantry, RAGU has been a household staple for 80 years. Today, you can still enjoy the sauce that simmered in Tradition


In the last twenty years, the Widriss Group has diversified its operations in Lebanon and abroad. In the early nineties, One holding company was established in order to control local and international operation which is WIDRISS HOLDING SAL


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