In light of the analysis, research and observations developed from the suggestions supplied by the members of the Ambrosetti Club Food & Beverage & Nutrition Community, we have developed four proposals which we believe represent an important point-of-departure for promoting competitiveness in this sector.
In addition to making a decisive contribution to Italy’s reputation throughout the world, and thanks to the acknowledged quality and uniqueness of its products, the Italian Food & Beverage sector has a substantial impact on the nation’s economy. In fact, sector revenues were €132 billion in 2016, with a workforce of 465,000 and export of products worth €31.5 billion, 8% of total Italian exports.
It is also a sector that has proven to be highly resilient and for which the effects of the 2008-2009 economic crisis were fairly mild, and this aspect only further reinforces its strategic significance for Italy.
In light of the analysis and observations developed for the Italian Food & Beverage sector, we have identified a number of priorities which we believe represent a potential point-of-departure for promoting competitiveness in this sector: