Italian tissue paper manufacturer Sofidel opened their new plant in Circleville, Ohio today. The plant is 280-acres, and is Sofidel's largest plant worldwide. “The United States is a crucial market for us and is where we intend to grow,’’ said Luigi Lazzareschi, CEO of the Sofidel Group, which owns subsidiaries in 13 countries, including Sofidel Am...

Italian coffee company Lavazza Group has acquired Mars Inc.'s beverage division in an effort to expand its North American presence. Financial details weren't disclosed. Both companies are private. Mars Drinks makes the Flavia single-serve machine and the Klix vending machine. The division had 900 employees and total sales of $350 million last year....

Italian furniture brand DePadova has opened its first US showroom in New York City, where products are presented alongside items from its parent company Boffi and sister label MA/U Studio. The DePadova store spans 4,000 square feet (371 square metres) across the third floor of a historic building, which boasts high ceilings and large windows, on a...

The Italian eyewear manufacturer and the American brand under the The Gap Inc. umbrella have decided to renew their global eyewear licensing agreement for the exclusive design, development, production and distribution of the label’s ophthalmic and sunglass collections. The deal marks the third in a row signed by the two companies and will run until...

Say the words “red sauce,” and many of us immediately conjure the smell of hearty tomato “gravy” bubbling away on grandma’s stove or in the kitchen of a favorite Italian restaurant. Whether you’re of Italian descent or not, it’s hard to argue that the fresh zing of basil and oregano, the spicy scents of veal, pork, or beef, and a steaming heap of p...

There are many excellences that make Italy a unique place in the world. The peculiarity of the Italian territory and its ancient history make it possible to find things that cannot be found elsewhere. Italian Traditions will present the 10 world records that make Italy an international excellence by explaining in detail what they are. We will lead...

An Italy-based maker of filters for agriculture, heavy machinery, forestry and industrial businesses plans to open a facility in central Indiana that will serve as its North American headquarters. Filtrec plans to spend $1.3 million to establish the facility in Daleville in Delaware County, creating 25 high-wage jobs by the end of 2022. The office...

A fizzy red wine from Emilia-Romagna, Lambrusco is one of Italy’s most underrated vini. Despite common misconceptions, we’re here to say that it’s time to give this wine a fresh look – and fall is the perfect season to do it! Read on to discover five reasons why we're falling for Lambrusco right now. 1. It pairs well with many different foods.  Wit...

There is a something momentous happening within the curved and shrouded walls of Ferrari’s new Centro Stile (which sounds better than “design center,” its English translation). Historically the brand outsourced its interior and exterior design to celebrated companies like Pininfarina, Vignale and Zagato while it focused on the engines and platforms...

When: Thursday, October 4, 6:00 PM - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - A reception will follow. The history of the birth of an icon, the Borsalino hat. From the factory where it was conceived in a small Italian town, to the glamorous world of Hollywood. Starring Robert Redford, Richard Bohringer, Piero Tosi, Deborah Nadoolman. This doc...