Italian chocolatier Venchi is opening its first standalone retail location in New York City after inking a lease for 3,000 square feet at 861 Broadway near Union Square. Venchi signed a 10-year deal for its space at the base of the four-story mixed-use building between East 17th and East 18th Streets, according to a press release from Newmark Knigh...

Fontanafredda, one of Italy's most prominent and historic Barolo producers and Wine Enthusiast's European Winery of the Year, is excited to announce the launch of the third annual Barolo Week[s] in October 2018, after two highly successful editions. Barolo Week[s] is a celebration of the iconic wine of Italy's Piedmont region, and aims to introduce...

Today there are franchised Eataly stores all over the world, from Istanbul to Stockholm, New York to Moscow. As impressive as they are, most pale in comparison to the Italian originals – especially the new mothership, FICO Eataly World, outside Bologna, Italy. The world’s largest agri-park, this is to Italian cuisine what Disney World is to amuseme...

A Mediterranean-style diet might significantly reduce your risk of a major cause of blindness, a new study suggests. Poor diet is emerging as an important factor in the development of a degenerative eye disease called age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It's a leading cause of vision loss among older Americans. "You are what you eat," said Dr E...

The Niello Concours at Serrano is on Oct. 7. With almost 200 motor cars rolling onto the green, spanning over 100 years of automotive history, it will be a fantastic display of gorgeous exotics as well as many beautiful classics. This year’s theme is Festa Italiana, celebrating the Italian Marques.  The event is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5...

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...