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  • Food and hospitality is “the next business frontier” for Europe’s luxury fashion families, with Bulgari descendant and investor Francesco Trapani the latest to help himself to a side of Italy’s food industry.

  • Mairi Mickel is a fourth-generation member of the family behind 93-year-old Scottish construction company Mactaggart and Mickel Group.

  • Missoni eyes international expansion, Heineken invests in the Great British Pub, and Alexa checks into Marriott.

  • Comcast bids $65 billion for chunk of Murdoch empire, Mars on a pet care spend up, and IKEA takes India

  • Toyota has made a billion-dollar investment into the ride-sharing service Grab, in line with chief executive Akio Toyoda’s belief that car-makers need to expand into other areas to survive.

  • Ireland’s Musgrave Group has taken out the top honour at the seventh European Families in Business Awards, presented in Madrid on 12 June.

  • The decimation of the environment is one of the most pressing issues facing humanity. But why is so little charitable giving directed towards it? Alexandra Newlove spoke to some of the powerhouses in environmental philanthropy about why donating to other causes may be a waste of time.

  • Akka enters US aerospace, Walmart sells majority of Brazil business, and Mars invests $1 billion in sustainability

  • Geordie Willis, next-gen creative director at 320-year-old wine merchant and royal supplier Berry Bros & Rudd, spoke to Alexandra Newlove about being benevolently cast out, his grandfather’s love of screw-cap merlot, and why two families can be better than one.

  • A dramatic clash between the Redstone family and one of the companies they control, CBS, highlights the potential perils for family businesses that have floated, or are considering an IPO.

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