Italian Olive Oil Harvest 2020 – The Stats

Italian Olive Oil Harvest 2020 – The Stats

Italian Olive Oil Harvest 2020 – The Stats As early olive harvests get underway in Italy, initial statistics suggest a significant drop in yield for the 2020/21 season. The Italian farmers association, Coldiretti, and the Unaprol Consortium estimate that this year’s...
How does recession affect food buying habits?

How does recession affect food buying habits?

How does recession affect food buying habits? It’s undeniable – wherever you are, recession has likely kicked in. Suffering months of pandemic paralysis, the global economy has taken a huge hit and it will be some time before it recovers. Despite (almost)...
Fake Foods: Italy’s most counterfeited products

Fake Foods: Italy’s most counterfeited products

As we’ve mentioned before, the ‘Made in Italy’ brand sells. It stands for high-quality craftsmanship, a dedication to the finest prime materials, and impeccable design. Unfortunately, such a lofty reputation has led many Italian products to be forged both within Italy...
Italian Food Trade Shows – 2021

Italian Food Trade Shows – 2021

Food expos are a staple in the calendar of all international food buyers. Bringing together hundreds of producers and purchasers, they’re often the starting point for long and fruitful commercial relationships. This year, however, many have been cancelled or delayed –...
Summer in Italy: What the holiday slowdown means for food buyers

Summer in Italy: What the holiday slowdown means for food buyers

Italy is one of the most visited countries in the world. Each year, over 60 million people come to il bel paese to experience our historic cities, breathtaking natural beauty, and, of course, our world-renown food. This year’s busy season, however, is set to be a...
Empty Fields – Italy’s response to agricultural labour shortage

Empty Fields – Italy’s response to agricultural labour shortage

Whilst Italy has done well to maintain the production of its most famous food products, it may be facing a more fundamental problem. Just like other European nations, its farms rely heavily on migrant workforces to harvest and process crops. Each year, around 370,000...