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World’s first Nutella cafe to open in Chicago

CHICAGO — The first-ever official cafe dedicated to all things Nutella is coming to Michigan Ave. in downtown Chicago, according to WGN. Owned and operated by Ferrero, the makers of Nutella, the permanent cafe will offer an “array of all-day dishes and go-to options,” the company announced Tuesday. Among the “authentic” menu items inspired by [...]
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Italy applies to Brussels for pasta country of origin labels

Italy has asked the European Commission for permission to require country of origin labels for the wheat in pasta sold in the country. Canadian exporters of durum, or hard pasta wheat, are concerned.   The Italian government had advised Brussels of its intent to ask for the permission last December, [...]
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ITA ANNOUNCE A NEW “AUTHENTIC ITALIAN” COLLABORATION WITH WALMART

On the occasion of the fifth edition of the “TuttoFood” Trade exhibition in Milan, the Italian Trade Agency and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. formalized the signing of a collaborative agreement. Spearheaded by the ITA’s Chicago office, the agreement is part of the continuing efforts, supported by the Italian Ministry of Economic [...]
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Can Prosecco help Italy finally crack the Chinese wine market?

On paper it seems as obvious a pairing as a glass of spicy Gewurztraminer with crispy duck and pancakes. Yet Italy, the world’s biggest wine producer, is lagging in the fight for sales in China, tipped to become the world’s second biggest importer of wine by 2020. Sales of Chianti, [...]
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KOREANS LIVE IN ‘REPUBLIC OF COFFEE’

The number of coffee shops in Korea is estimated to have topped 100,000 ― almost double the number of convenience stores here, according to Small Enterprises and Market Service (SEMAS), Monday. As of the end of March, 90,809 coffee shops were in operation nationwide compared to 54,000 convenience stores. Considering [...]
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