by Rachel Sanderson   Cakes and fashion may seem an odd coupling, but despite appearances food is emerging as a new frontier for luxury goods. Sales of "Made in Italy" €1000 handbags and €700 shoes may be slowing amid falling demand from Chinese buyers and austerity-minded US and European consumers. But premium Italian foods – from raisin-f...

An increase in Prosecco sales of more than a third in the US is driving healthy growth in the Italian sparkling wine market, experts have said. Sales have gone up by 35 per cent in North America, while the average price of a bottle has risen by more than 36 per cent to around $12, wine expert Danny Brager said at the launch of Italian wine com...

Con un seminario dedicato al confronto tra le rappresentanze del made in Italy e alcuni portavoce del fashion e del design locale sono state tirate le fila della prima edizione dell'Italian fashion week di Dallas. L'evento che ha visto protagonisti gli show di Raffaella Curiel e Stella Jean, i gioielli di Lucia Odescalchi e le bags Carmina Campus d...

Ad appena un mese dal GALA ITALIA, che il prossimo 19 febbraio celebrerà il suo trentesimo anniversario ed il successo del vino italiano, il presidente dell'Italian Wine & Food Institute, Lucio Caputo, ha fatto un bilancio dell'anno che si è appena concluso. Un anno che Caputo ha definito di transizione fra una crisi economica che, almeno negl...

by Marco Valsania   Penny Pritzker speaks with the satisfaction belonging to those who succeed. "We are making business easier for foreign companies coming to the Unites States". Easier, most of all, for small and medium size companies such the ones comprising the Italian contingent, at 41 the largest from Europe to arrive at the SelectUsa s...

by Joanna Fantozzi   Parmigiano-Reggiano, the hard, crumbly cheese that has been an Italian mainstay for centuries, is going through some serious changes. According to Bloomberg, multiple Italian cheese companies near Parma are seeking kosher certification in order to increase their American export profits.   The kosher market has boo...

by Stephen Doig   There's nothing like a full immersion in the upper echelons of the stylish Italian jet set to make a pale Scotsman such as myself – I could wear a shroud and still burn in low cloud – long for a dash of whatever he's having.   Last week, against the backdrop of Porto Cervo, Sardinia's playground for superyacht owners...

Positive trend for Italian glass processing machinery which further strengthens its position with a rise in sales (+2.84%) and exports (+3.34%). Domestic market remains weak.   The 2014 figures for the industry prepared by Gimav – Italian Manufacturers' Association of Machinery, Accessories and Special Products for Glass Processing – confirm...

The world's luxury goods market was a bit down in 2014, however 2015 expectations look to be brighter – reports Fondazione Altagamma and Bain & Company. Figures show that Italy is still a hotspot for luxury goods purchases, and Milan, the only Italian city in the world's top ten list for shopping destinations, still plays an important role...

by Jason Siu   Fiat's version of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata will debut later this year. The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider was confirmed earlier this year at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and Edmunds reports that it'll debut either at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show or the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show.   The roadster will arrive in dealerships nex...