• Italian retailer Coop Alleanza 3.0 has extended its range of ecommerce services by launching a home delivery service. A member of Coop Italia, the retailer will be offering customers an online choice of 10,000 products,...

  • Italy’s largest supermarket chain Coop Italia has unveiled its “supermarket of the future” which offers an innovative and personalised shopping experience. The flagship store, within the Bicocca University campus in Milan, features large interactive tables and...

  • A survey conducted by Coop Italia suggests consumers are likely to increase their spending on food in the coming year. Around 13% of customers surveyed by co-operative said they expected to increase the value of their food-shopping cart,...

  • Two Italian co-operatives have signed a partnership agreement to increase their market reach. Apofruit Italia, one of Italy’s largest fresh produce businesses, will work with Bio Meran co-operative, an organic fruit supplier, to reduce supply...

  • A dairy co-operative in Italy has raised six million euros (£4.7m) by issuing bonds that are guaranteed by huge wheels of Parmesan cheese. The 4 Madonne co-operative is based near Modena in northern Italy and...

  • A project that brings together an Italian milk co-operative and communities in Tanzania was awarded first prize at the Expo 2015 event in Milan. The Africa Milk Project (AMP) partners the Italian civil society organisation CEFA...

  • Italy has a long and successful tradition of co-operative enterprise. The first co-operatives began in the 1860s and, by the beginning of the 20th century, they were present in every economic sector: consumer, production, agriculture, housing,...

  • Camillo De Berardinis, managing director of CFI, (Cooperazione Finanza Impresa – Cooperation Finance Enterprise), looks at how the Marcora Law has been enacted in Italy. CFI was established by the Italian government as soon as the law was passed, to...

  • Since the 2008 financial crisis, worker buyouts have become an attractive option for employees looking to safeguard their jobs. Worker co-operatives are growing in regions most affected by the crisis with employees taking over their...

  • Connecting music, social care and the environment in Italy In Italy, a unique co-operative is promoting socio-healthcare services through music. The Lunezia co-operative is developing the connection between the environment and music with Miatralvia, a...