Amazon is introducing Continental Europe to its organic food label Whole Foods, at first to visitors to Amazon's sites in France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
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Michael Kors' acquisition of Italian fashion icon Versace is complete: the two luxury companies will now be merged under the name Capri Holdings.
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For the first time, German e-tailer Zalando has departed from its renowned 'free' policy: in Italy, the company has started charging a delivery fee for small orders. A sign of things to come?
There is no end to the consolidations in the coffee branch: both JAB (Jacobs Douwe Egberts) and Nestlé have expressed interest in Italian coffee maker Illycaffè, but it is not sure if the family owners want to sell.
Chinese internet giant JD.com wants to expand to Italy: the Milan office would be the second European office in a short period of time for Alibaba's great rival.
Fashion company Prada saw its turnover drop by 3.6 % in 2017. However, its forecast for the current fiscal year is high as last year already ended on a better note.
Duvel Moortgat increased its minority stake in Italian brewery Birrificio del Ducato to 70 %. The Belgian brewery, known for Vedett, has been part of the brewery near Parma since 2016.
Aldi is ready to conquer the Italian market next month: it will instantly open ten new stores in the Southern European country, alongside its first distribution center near Verona.
Italian shoe brand Geox’ turnover dropped slightly in the past fiscal year. It also replaced former CEO Gregorio Borgo with Matteo Mascazzini, who came from Italian fashion brand Gucci.
Online retailer Yoox Net-a-Porter (YNAP) achieved a record turnover in 2017, surpassing two billion euro. That is a growth of more than 10 % compared to the year before, when it just missed that milestone.
Fashion brand Gucci has opened a museum and a restaurant for fifty people in Florence. Three-star chef Massimo Bottura will serve high-quality meals there. A dish will cost between 20 and 30 euro.
Employees at Amazon’s distribution center near Piacenza (in Italy) do not want to work overtime for the remainder of the year because they feel the holiday season puts too much pressure on them.
Famous Italian hat manufacturer Borsalino is now bankrupt. The Allessandria court disapproved the legendary hat maker’s restructuring plan yesterday.
The Italian police raided Gucci’s offices in Milan and Florence, looking for evidence of tax avoidance. The fashion label admitted there was an investigation and that it is fully cooperating.
Luciano Benetton, founder of the Italian fashion chain, will take back control at the age of 82. He wants to return his company to its former glory: “The decay is unbearable”, he announced in the La Repubblica paper.
Fans of Italian cuisine have to head to Italian Bologna, where Eataly World opened, a theme park focused on Italian pasta, wine, pizza and more.