Italian food and wine specialist Food Academia has extended the range of products it offers to T Fondaco del Tedeschi by DFS in Venice.
An agreement finalised last year had Food Accademia supplying three items – 32 Via dei Birrai Craft beer, Limoncello Russo and Vincente Delicacies – to the luxury downtown store.
This year’s portfolio supports the growth of the Italian Gourmet fine food area and includes: Acquerello rice, Zaini chocolate, Sommariva creams, Pastificio dei Campi pasta, Colimena in-oil tuna, Dorotea biscuits, Torrefazione Cannaregio coffee and Torre Saracena tomato and basil sauce.
Food Accademia Global Director Fabrizio Canal said: “We’re delighted to say that all the products have been selling very well with reorders quickly coming through. Recently DFS ran a ‘From Venice with Love’ food festival that was also very successful for our various brands.
“The success at Fondaco is indicative of the opportunity and possibility for fine food in travel retail and we’re delighted to be working with DFS in this beautiful retail area. We carefully selected a range of the very best Italian products to demonstrate the variety and choice that is available and are most grateful to DFS for their support and belief in Food Accademia.”
DFS Merchandising Director Cristina Brutto added: “Fine Food is an important and growing area for DFS and works particularly well at Fondaco del Tedeschi. Food Accademia offers an excellent portfolio of Italian products which fits perfectly with the quality offer that we are creating in Venice.”
As reported, Food Accademia will highlight a selection of its products at the upcoming TFWA World Exhibition.