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Olive Oil Prices Are Going Through the Roof

First came zucchini and eggplant shortages. Then Iceberg lettuce disappeared from European grocery shelves.  Now erratic weather in Spain and Italy, the world’s biggest producers, is rippling through global olive oil markets, and it’s about to get worse. Prices for extra virgin olive oil in Italy have soared almost one-third [...]
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Made in Italy? New smartphone app targets foreign fakes

A new, free smartphone app aims to protect the ‘Made in Italy’ brand by helping consumers spot the difference between genuine Italian produce and foreign fakes. Shoppers can scan products’ bar codes to find out if they are really of Italian origin. The app, created by non-profit organization Reliabitaly, can [...]
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Real Italian products finally available on the shelves of big US chains as ICE program bears its fruits

You’re not imagining things: real “Made in Italy” mozzarella and Prosecco can now be found on the shelves at Walmart. This ‘gamble’ was launched almost two years ago by then-Vice Minister (now Minister) of Economic Development, Carlo Calenda, in order to increase the distribution network and bring Italian agricultural foods to [...]
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Assocamerestero: 54 billion Euros the total estimated value of the Italian Sounding

Assocamerestero, l’Associazione che riunisce le 78 Camere di Commercio Italiane all’Estero (CCIE), Soggetti imprenditoriali privati, esteri e di mercato, ad Unioncamere, presenta i risultati emersi dall’Indagine condotta sull’Italian Sounding. L’indagine, incentrata sul ricorso improprio a denominazioni geografiche che si rifanno all’Italia per indurre all’acquisto di prodotti non italiani, mira ad [...]
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Italian pasta makers looking to expand in Asia, China coming first

Pasta consumption will grow most strongly in Iran, Turkey, Egypt and Brazil over the next five years, a study by research institute Euromonitor has shown. Europe is practically a saturated market, said Euromonitor analyst Jack Skelly, adding that from 2011 to today global consumption of pasta has risen just 1% per year.On [...]
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