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September 4, 2012

Italy’s Barilla family, best known for its dry pasta products and sauces, thinks Americans don’t eat enough pasta.

Italy’s Barilla family, best known for its dry pasta products and sauces, thinks Americans don’t eat enough pasta.

It will try to convince Americans to load up on its spaghetti, penne and ziti, among others, by opening a new chain of Barilla-branded restaurants in the US next year.

As Europe’s economic crisis deepens, the 135-year-old food company is looking for growth in other markets such as the US.

July 4, 2011

Arguably, there is no country in the world where the word family means more than in Italy. After all, the Latin word that family is derived from—familia, meaning “family servants, domestics”—originated in Ancient Rome. CampdenFB takes a look at some of the leading Italian family businesses in an interactive graphic.

Arguably, there is no country in the world where the word family means more than in Italy. After all, the Latin word that family is derived from—familia, meaning “family servants, domestics”—originated in Ancient Rome.

August 12, 2010

Barilla Holdings, the Italian pasta maker owned by the founding Barilla family, announced yesterday it plans to sell all of its shares in its subsidiary baking group Kamps GmbH to private equity company Equity Capital Management.

Barilla Holdings, the Italian pasta maker owned by the founding Barilla family, announced yesterday it plans to sell all of its shares in its subsidiary baking group Kamps GmbH to private equity company Equity Capital Management.

Kamps is the bakery chain of Lieken AG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Barilla Iniziative. The sale includes around 900 bakery shops, five plants that supply those shops and 1000 employees from the German part of the business.

April 30, 2010

Family business brands are racing into the top ranks of the best global brands. According to the Interbrand Global Brands 2009, 26 of the top 100 were family businesses, of which 20 had moved up in the rankings from the previous year

Family business brands are racing into the top ranks of the best global brands. According to the Interbrand Global Brands 2009, 26 of the top 100 were family businesses, of which 20 had moved up in the rankings from the previous year. Four (Toyota, BMW, Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey and Samsung) were in the top 20.

November 1, 2004

Fresh from winning the 2004 IMD – Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch Distinguished Family Business Award, Joachim Schwass reports on the Barilla family and the history behind their flourishing bread and pasta empire

Joachim Schwass is Professor of Family Business, IMD and co-director of The IMD – Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch Family Business Research Center.

Fresh from winning the 2004 IMD – Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch Distinguished Family Business Award, Joachim Schwass reports on the Barilla family and the history behind their flourishing bread and pasta empire

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