June 13, 2018
On June 1st a new populist coalition government entered office in Italy. The coalition of the 5 Star Movement (M5S) and the League represents a strong rejection of previous fiscal austerity programmes, and a more sceptical attitude to the EU and its institutions, with the League’s leader Matteo Salvini having previously stated that entering the […]
March 31, 2018
Consumers Demand Convenience in Fresh Food Fresh food saw low growth in total volume sales in 2017. Consumers continue to be concerned about health and wellbeing; however, at the same time, convenience is also highly valued. In particular, convenient packaging, which increases the ease of buying and preparing fresh food, has continued to grow. This […]
July 21, 2017
Euromonitor International’s Italy Economy, Finance and Trade Country Briefing, focuses on Europe’s fourth largest economy (in US$ terms), which is undergoing a banking crisis, given poor capital ratios and a high propensity of loan defaults. After three consecutive years of protracted recession, the Italian economy witnessed slow recovery in 2015, which was driven by higher […]
March 12, 2017
Uncertainty is going to be the dominant theme in the global economy in 2017. Continuing political, policy, and economic volatility around the world pose risks of further inertia due to a “wait-and-see” sentiment in the private and public sectors. Global companies should be ready for more disruptions that might arise given the geopolitical uncertainty and […]
December 19, 2016
The rejection of the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s referendum in December, whereby the number of decision makers in the senate would have been reduced significantly-decreasing the time in implementing laws, indicates the bending of popular sentiment towards the far right, which is known to oppose such reforms. Such inclinations will negatively impact the Italian […]
December 4, 2015
While many markets are making headway to improving their business environments, there are a handful of relatively major markets that are set to be temporarily diminished in their attractiveness for investors in 2016.
October 11, 2015
Euromonitor’s annual packaged food research has come to an end, and we’ve identified key trends in packaged food across five European countries. Euromonitor’s annual packaged food research has come to an end, and we’ve identified key trends in packaged food across five European countries.   Watch on Youtube
Roberto Fernández
October 3, 2015
Organic food remains dynamic in Italy. Retail value sales are continue to boom as more Italian consumers are willing to pay extra for better quality food. Accordingly, organic packaged food in Italy is blossoming, recording double-digit growth in value. Over 2010-2015, organic food saw value sales rise at a CAGR of 12.3%, the second highest […]

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