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Webinar 16.6.2021

Retail and e-commerce in Italy, Part II

Time: 15:15-16:30 EET


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Sari Paavilainen, Business Finland
sari.paavilainen (at)

We have a top-tier speakers to present how to do business in Italy.  
Carrefour Italy: Gilles Ballot –Merchandise, Marketing and E-Commerce Director will tell us how Carrefour evaluates and works with its suppliers.
And Valentina Pizzi from Assobio and from Pizzi Osvaldo will speak about the Italian organic sector and market characteristics.


15:15-15:30     Esa Wrang, Business Finland, Food from Finland Program
15:30-16:00    Valentina Pizzi from Assobio and from Pizzi Osvaldo
16:00- 16:30   Gilles Ballot, Carrefour Italy

Carrefour Italy
Carrefour is one of the TOP players on the Italian retail market. In Italy it has a turnover of € 4,66 billion euros, and it operates throughout the country with over 1 450 points of sale and has 16 000 employees.

Carrefour’s “Act for food” programme focuses on the control of supply chains also through blockchain technology, greater accessibility to organic products for all, defence of small local producers, efficient and innovative services and enhancement of food and wine excellence throughout the Italian territory. Carrefour Italia has also developed a range of branded products with over 3 000 references.

Italian National Association for Organic and Natural Products founded in 2006. Their about 90 members include food manufacturers and distributors in the food and cosmetic sectors all around Italy. AssoBio’s mission is to represent the community of entrepreneurs of the organic sector by safeguarding and developing the category.

Pizzi Osvaldo & C Spa
Italian family company operating in the field of production and distribution of organic fruit and vegetables for the retail channels. The company has already 70 years of history in the business. Today the company has around 130 suppliers and nearly 1000 producers. Pizzi Osvaldo is also one of the founding members of AssoBio. Valentina Pizzi is one of the owners of the company and acts as a Councellor at the AssoBio Board.