Auricchio SpA has acquired New Jersey-based cheese importer the Ambriola Co., buying a distribution channel. Ambriola, headquartered in West Caldwell, New Jersey, imports and distributes specialty Italian cheese and prosciutto di parma.   The company is the sole importer of both Auricchio provolone and Locatelli brand cheese, which are made...

by Marco Valsania   Italian companies took center stage yesterday at the FMI Connect, one of the leading food and beverage B2B fairs in the United States. Italy was named host country at the three-day event in Chicago, that brings together 900 sellers from all over the world and thousands of buyers from large American supermarket chains. &n...

By Roger Baird   Italy's richest man, and the 81-year-old driving force behind the €46bn (£40bn; $49bn) merger in the glasses industry, shows no sign of slowing down. Leonardo Del Vecchio, founder of Luxottica, the world's biggest glasses maker, has agreed a merger with French lenses maker Essilor.   Luxottica owns such brands as...

Americans are drinking more Italian wines than Italians themselves, owing to the popularity of sparkling wines from the southern European country and millennials.   Italian varieties are the top imported wine in the United States, which is the world's largest consumer market, according the Italian Wine and Food Institute.   Read more...

by Ylenia Granitto   A report dedicated to mafia involvement in Italian agriculture, and especially the olive oil sector, by CBS News magazine '60 Minutes' on January 3, naturally raised various reactions.   Taking a cue from recent scandals involving adulterated olive oil, CBS News correspondent Bill Whitaker suspected the threat of...

Stevenson University's Fashion Design program will present "Io, Tu, e La Moda Italiana" (Me, You, and Italian Fashion), an exhibition of original fashions created by senior and junior fashion design majors with fabrics made in Italy, and influenced by Italian fashion designers.   The exhibition, curated by Matthew Laumann, Manager of Cultura...

by Claudio Bisogniero   The Year of Italian Culture in the United States was an extraordinary act of public diplomacy. A show of pride that was deeply felt, especially in a time of crisis like the present.   Fellow Italians in the United States, the myriad of American admirers of our country -- among them twenty-six million Italian Am...

Per le esportazioni al di fuori dell'Unione Europea, a dicembre incremento congiunturale più consistente del 2013 (+7,1%). Saldo record nell'anno (+18 miliardi rispetto al 2012), con surplus extra-energetico che sfiora i 70 miliardi di euro.   Si chiude con segno positivo il 2013 per l'export italiano sui mercati Extra-UE: a dicembre le espo...

I buoni auspici per il settore del tessile italiano arrivano dall'estero. Ma, a differenza degli ultimi anni quando era l'area extra europea a infondere barlumi di speranza, ora a ridare fiducia a tutto il mondo a monte della filiera della moda made in Italy c'è un risveglio da parte della locomotiva europea, degli Stati Uniti e del Giappone. &nbs...

Alfa Romeo sure took its time in getting back to us, but after driving the 4C sports car, we're in a pretty forgiving mood.   With a wildly curvaceous body that looks like a shrunken Ferrari, the mid-engine 4C is bristling with drama and bravado. At a glance, you'd think it cost two or three times its starting price of $55,195 (including des...