Zullo's Markets Inc.

Local Organic Italian Food

Chicago, Illinois

United States


About Zullo's Markets

Zullo's is an Illinois corporation--a brand--with a history. Since 2009, Adriana has operated Zullo's Markets, LLC and Zullo's, Inc. Through the former, she and Chef Christian serve sustainable pizza, fiadoni (hand pies) zeppole (Italian donuts) and paninis among other Italian recipes, to food-obsessed market-goers at Chicagoland's most prestigious farmers' markets. Through Zullo's, Inc., these sustainability warriors provide green catering for parties of up to five-thousand.

We became a B Corp because we're stubborn enough to believe that through cooking, we can change the world--producing healthier, happier citizens on a healthier, happier planet. As a B Corp, we strive to profit and grow while balancing our shareholders' needs with those of our employees, our community, and our environment.

The Change We Seek®

Zullo's found Adriana Marzullo learned her cooking chops in the kitchen of her childhood home, where generations of Marzullo women would come
together to assemble holiday feasts. The company's central insight is this--the traiditional world of rural Italy was a sustainable world. Adriana's Italian
grandmas --her nonnas--cooked in a world where ingredients were fresh and untainted by additives. Where cooks knew their farmers, and farm animals ranged unfettered.
Where foodstuffs were gown close at hand.

But recreating that world in today's environment of genetic modification and factory farming is no simple feat. The gastronomic and sustainability expertise of
Chef Greg Christian helps Zullo's perform that feat. With his deep knowledge of local sourcing, relationships with Chicagoland-area farmers, and abundant "chefness," Christian adds a cup and a pinch of "can do" to Adriana's overarching vision.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

October 2010

Company Score

Median Score*



The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.



The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.



The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).



The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.



The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

Overall B Score

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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