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Francesca Landini

Mar 24 2017

From crepes to cocktails: can Grand Marnier's new owner make the leap?

MILAN Italian drinks group Davide Campari has a tall order to fulfill: take a neglected old liqueur out of the kitchen, where it is used as a dessert topping, and turn it into a hot new cocktail trend.

Mar 16 2017

Nutella maker Ferrero buys U.S. confectioner Fannie May

MILAN Nutella maker Ferrero has signed a deal to buy U.S. confectioner Fannie May from online retailer 1-800-FLOWERS.COM for $115 million in a move to strengthen the Italian company's presence in the overseas market, they said in a joint statement.

Feb 24 2017

Italian financial mega-deal off as Intesa ditches Generali plan

MILAN Italy's biggest retail bank Intesa Sanpaolo abandoned plans to join forces with the country's largest insurer Assicurazioni Generali on Friday, saying a tie-up would not create value for its shareholders.

Jan 13 2017

HINTERGRUND-Krebsrisiko zum Trotz - Nutella-Produzent wirbt für Palmöl

Alba Es steckt in Lippenstiften, Waschmitteln, Margarine, Eiscreme und Backwaren. Palmöl ist das in der Lebensmittelherstellung am meisten verwendete pflanzliche Öl und in etwa jedem zweiten Supermarktprodukt enthalten.

Jan 11 2017

Nutella maker fights back on palm oil after cancer risk study

ALBA, Italy The $44 billion palm oil industry, under pressure in Europe after authorities listed the edible oil as a cancer risk, has found a vocal ally in the food sector: the maker of Nutella. | Video

Dec 07 2016

Puccini's original 'Madama Butterfly' back at La Scala after 112 years

MILAN Milan's La Scala opera house opened its new season on Wednesday with the original, more brutal version of Giacomo Puccini's "Madama Butterfly", not shown there since its poorly received premiere in 1904.

Dec 05 2016

UniCredit in exclusive talks to sell Pioneer to Amundi

MILAN UniCredit entered exclusive talks with France's Amundi to sell its asset management arm Pioneer Investments, Italy's biggest bank said, setting the scene for a deal that could be worth more than 3.5 billion euros.

Dec 02 2016

British American Tobacco opens e-cigarette shop with new product

MILAN British American Tobacco launched a new e-cigarette designed to appeal to young hipsters this week, with a retail store in Milan, stepping up its battle with rival Philip Morris to dominate the market for cigarette alternatives.

Dec 01 2016

Italian rail operator to press ahead with IPO regardless of referendum

MILAN Unlike most company chiefs in Italy, the head of state railway operator Ferrovie dello Stato says he is not too worried about a Dec. 4 referendum that could unseat Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's government.

Dec 01 2016

British American Tobacco opens e-cig shop w/ new product

MILAN, Dec 1 British American Tobacco launched a new e-cigarette designed to appeal to young hipsters this week, with a retail store in Milan, stepping up its battle with rival Philip Morris to dominate the market for cigarette alternatives.

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