Corval Group is the parent company of Conga Foods, dc Specialty Coffee Roasters and Pakval Business Solutions. Its prime operation, Conga Foods, is one of Australia’s leading private, family-owned companies in the grocery industry working with major supermarkets and boutique delicatessens alike: if you look in your pantry, chances are you will have one or more of their brands on your shelf, be it Moro, Squeaky Gate Growers Co., Rana, Sacla, Val Verde, Zanetti, dc coffee or others.
For over 70 years, since taking over a small Italian grocery shop in Swanston Street, the Valmorbida family have grown businesses across the spectrum of retail, wholesale, import, farming, domestic production, property and media, all with the common thread of sharing culture and fine foods from around Australia and the world. The family has a rich heritage of pioneering innovation and creating new categories once considered “niche” or “ethnic” but now commonplace.
This deep family business story starts in the 1920s, having roots in the entrepreneurial and intrepid spirit of David’s grandfather Fulvio Valmorbida, who passed his knack and ambition on to his sons, including David’s father, Saverio. Having transitioned into an independent family branch 30 years ago, Corval Group is now shared by David, his brother and four sisters, the family having decided to continue the legacy of the previous generations while embarking on diversification, continued innovation and a new focus on corporate social responsibility.