Private equity is setting its sights on the Italian retail industry. With 28 transactions worth €1.8 billion, 2016 was the strongest year since 2010. What has grown above all is the total value of signed deals: within 12 months they tripled compared to the 456 of 2015, and are getting close to the €1.668 billion of 2014. The number of operations is...

Celebrare la sinergia tra il mondo del design italiano e gli Stati Uniti: questo l'obiettivo dell’evento "Material Immaterial", organizzato dal periodico italiano di design "Interni" in collaborazione con il Consolato generale d'Italia a New York. Perché se gli Stati Uniti hanno dimostrato grande interesse a investire in nuove proposte nel settore...

For the first edition of the LA Food Bowl festival, organized by the Los Angeles Times, the Italian Institute of Culture of Los Angeles intends to focus the attention on the excellence of our culinary products with two events dedicated entirely to one of the most appreciated Italian products all around the world: Olive Oil. While the brand Filippo...

Ferragamo is one of the most renowned names in high fashion footwear. Born in Italy, Salvatore Ferragamo became the “shoemaker of dreams” in Hollywood, designing for films and privately for the stars. He eventually returned to Italy and built a company whose name became synonymous with quality and style. Salvatore was born in the small village of B...

Maurizio Reggiani, the director of research and development for storied Italian supercar builder Lamborghini, takes in the knife-edge lines of his latest creation, the $275,000 Huracan Performante. He is pleased. "This car represents so much of what we are," says Reggiani. "We are looking to the future." The future, these days, seems to be all abou...

The Italian company Cama Group is the winner of the Best Future Machine Award 2017, aimed at rewarding the highest levels of innovation in the packaging industry. The competition has been launched by the American company Rockwell Automation, which is the world’s largest provider of industrial automation and information products, with over 22,000 em...

What are the origins of the antique art of Murano glass? What is the process of the glass making? And what makes Murano glass so unique and renowned all over the world? The history of Murano glass is deeply intertwined with the history of the Republic of Venice (also known as La Serenissima Repubblica di Venezia, The Most Serene Republic of Venice)...

From the late 1920s through the 1930s, Alfa Romeo was the preeminent sports car in the world. Alfas won Le Mans four consecutive years from 1931-34 and the Mille Miglia an astounding ten times in eleven years from 1928-38! Along with Alfa’s two-seat sports cars they made various sedan models. Now in 2017, not too long after the return of Alfa Romeo...

The “Champions” of Made in Italy products are also the ones with unexpressed potential. Those who could contribute to increasing Italy's share of international trade but are unable to do so due to internal limits. This is the idea behind the new “Alti Potenziali” (High Potential) project launched by the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) yesterday, with a...

Italy’s export of high-end fashion, food, furniture products to 31 developed countries could rise 20% to €70 billion in 2022 led by the growth in the United States, according to a study by employers group Confindustria and the Prometeia think tank released yesterday. The study looks only at what it calls “bello e ben fatto” ( BBF) products, referri...