Italian premium food & drinks specialist Food Accademia is planning to bring a taste of Italy to this year’s TFWA World Exhibition (A1, Blue Village).
The company, which currently markets 40 brands – supplying both retail and food service outlets globally – will showcase six brands in Cannes. New for 2023 are Calugi Stefania Truffles and Le Cocktail, a ready-to-drink premium cocktail offered in glass tubes and cans.
These will be presented alongside Flamigni panettone and Italian aperitif savoury snacks; Cà dei Frati wines; DiVò by Terre Gaie wines; and Casa Gheller Villa Sandi Prosecco from the Valdobbiadene hills.
The advance of fine dining & drinking
Food Accademia has developed its range to include more high quality, typically Italian products, in line with changing passenger demand.
As part of its retail offer, the company takes care of all the preliminary work, allowing category managers to efficiently select the best products to suit their stores.
Food Accademia CEO Fabrizio Canal commented: “The move towards fine dining and drinking is not confined to restaurants but is also influencing retail, with travellers buying the finest produce as a souvenir or gift.
“To satisfy this trend, retailers are looking for new brands and products to provide a real journey experience to increasingly discerning travellers.”
He added: “Food Accademia has had a great year and I am delighted to be back again at the TFWA exhibition. We are committed to creating opportunities and customised solutions for retailers in this industry, offering the advantage of one single supplier account with different brands and products under the same umbrella.
“We consistently offer travel retail and duty-free buyers wonderful and unique products from across Italy and we look forward to introducing our widening portfolio which has diversified to reflect the different characteristics of Italy with a more sustainable selection for travellers.”
Canal concluded: “Food Accademia specialises in bringing authentic, fine Italian food, confectionery and wine & spirits to the travel retail stage. From the start, our ambition has been to present buyers with a portfolio of Italian excellence that is unique to the sector. La Dolce Vita – a beautiful landscape, a good bottle of wine, good food, clothes and cars are always more desirable when they have the word Italian next to them!”