Le botteghe fiorentine diventano global, grazie alla rete. Sono una sessantina gli artigiani che sono sbarcati su Amazon, uno dei negozi online più grandi al mondo. Lo chiamano artigianato 4.0 e non è un semplice nomignolo per togliere la polvere ai vecchi mestieri. Per le piccole imprese si tratta di un mercato nuovo, un volano per l’economia e l’...

Despite adverse weather conditions tried to make it more difficult, the 2017 assessment was positive for Italian agro-food sector. This is shown by Agrosserva-ISMEA report on the last quarter of the year just ended. Last year, the driving force behind the Italian agro-food sector was above all industry. Compared to 2016, benefiting directly from go...

Balsamic Vinegar of Modena has just come back after a successful participation in the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF) in Miami. For the first time, the Consortium's information campaign in the US market called "Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, the Original" was presented in Florida, receiving a positive feedback...

When do dough, tomato sauce, and mozzarella stop being mere ingredients and become pizza?It’s a philosophical question that has divided chefs and diners for decades. For some, only pies in the Neapolitan and Roman styles are acceptable—Sicilian, at a stretch. Others extend the goal posts as far as Chicago deep dish. But pizzas have been eaten in so...

Gucci leads the first BrandZTM Top 30 Most Valuable Italian 2018 Brands ranking released today by WPP and Kantar Millward Brown. It is one of the seven luxury brands to feature in this ground-breaking study, which tracks and addresses the changing environment for brands in Italy and charts the fortunes of the country's most successful brands. Gucci...

Viene considerato un elemento positivo per misurare la capacità di un paese per stare al passo con l'innovazione. E per rispondere al calo di produttività. Ecco perché va segnalato con la dovuta sottolineatura il primato messo as egno dall'Italia nel corso del 2017: l'anno scorso, il nostro è stato il paese in cui si è registrata la crescita più el...

Ask visionary Italian architect and designer Giulio Cappellini where design is heading, and his reply is anything but earthshaking: “There is no real trend. The direction is freedom. End consumers want a home that reflects their identity. Today, their house is a fusion of different designers and elements, produced by different companies. My company...

Italian Wine Podcast is an English-language podcast project dedicated to the storytelling of Italian wine through the voice of its main proponents: producers in the first place along with a number of personalities (educators, experts, trade professionals) orbiting planet vino in Italy and abroad. Listeners can enjoy the show free of charge by subsc...

Roasted coffee sales in the Italian retail channel were worth €1.19 billion in 2017, down by 0.6% in value and by 4.3% in volume compared to the previous year, according to a study by IRI. However, coffee capsules bucked the trend, growing by 16.8% in value to €282.2 million, and by 20% in volume, with prices over four times higher than the categor...

As a worldwide leader in the production of fine wines and liqueurs, Italy hasn’t been known for beer. But the last decade has seen an industry boom, thanks to trailblazing breweries like Baladin and Birrificio del Ducato. Even stateside operations like Dogfish Head Brewery and Stone Brewing have collaborated with Italian counterparts. Much like Ame...