Salvatore Ferragamo SpA, the 90-year-old Italian fashion house famed for outfitting Hollywood stars from Marilyn Monroe to Sophia Loren, is struggling to regain its footing. Profits are down. The brand has had difficulty in attracting younger shoppers, thanks to a minimal online presence and a product lineup that has changed little in recent years....

New York-based importer Vintus is expanding its Italian wine portfolio, welcoming Abruzzo’s Masciarelli Tenute Agricole to the fold. Masciarelli, which was previously imported to the U.S. by Boston’s San Martino Imports, is expected to sell about 75,000 cases this year. Led by Marina Cvetic, the wife of founder Gianni Masciarelli, who passed away i...

Italian wine sales are expected to grow in large-scale retail trade in 2018, according to a release by the Vinitaly 2018 trade fair has found. The country recorded a positive sales year in 2017, equalling a total of 648 million litres and €1.85 billion. According to research conducted by data analyst IRi for the fair, white wines, PDO and sparkling...

Emmy Award-winning chef, cookbook author, restaurateur, and more — Eataly partner and chef Lidia Bastianich gives us plenty of reasons to celebrate. Enter: Lidia Day! On Saturday, April 21, Eataly Chicago is dedicating a full day of activities to the beloved chef, from a cooking class to a book signing. “Food, you know, tells us who we are, where w...

Taking place on 14 April, and hosted in partnership with Wine Spectator, OperaWine 2018 will celebrate not only Italy’s finest wine producers, but street artist Shepard Fairey in an effort to challenge people to think about Italian wine in the same way as street art: “refreshed, rejuvenated”, said organisers. Fairey is best-known for having created...

Ground was broken Tuesday afternoon for TeMa North America to celebrate the Italian-based manufacturing company’s first North American venture in the Burr Business Park. Tonj Ciotti, with TeMa, said when it opens, it will provide jobs for 30 employees in the manufacturing of insulation and drainage systems for residential, commercial and industrial...

Prosciutto di Modena PDO closed 2017 with a production rate of 70,000 hams, for a production value of 7 million euros and a consumption value of about 13 million. The pre-sliced cold cuts segment is still an important channel that absorbs approximately 15% of total production: a solution that is highly appreciated by consumers thanks to its practic...

Italian design was only recently celebrated in LA with the Italian Design Day and it is once again time to talk about Italy’s most creative minds and their ties with the US. What’s really striking, in the case we’re about to see together in a few lines, is how these artists are the minds behind some of the most iconic pop culture symbols of the US...

Can pasta actually help you lose weight? A new study suggests it can. The growing popularity of low-carb diets has many people tossing the tortellini, but Canadian scientists said the Italian staple has been wrongly vilified. Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto said pasta's low glycemic index means it breaks down very slowly in the bod...

Just like the rest of the world, Italy has been following the POTUS’ work, both at home and on the international arena, with interest.. Curiosity turned into fully fledged concern in the last couple of weeks, after hearing of the potential implementation of higher import tariffs for steel and aluminium, a move he has been thinking of for quite a wh...