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Barilla is an international food company. Founded by Pietro Barilla in 1877, Barilla is a private company. The head office for Barilla is located in Parma, Italy.

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John Shepherd | 12 Oct 2016

It has been markets in western Europe, notably Italy, Germany and the UK, where gluten-free has taken hold but the sector is building in countries further east. In just-food's series of market spotlights on the next five countries manufacturers should target, John Shepherd looks at Poland.


Andrew Byrne | 8 Apr 2014

Participants within an EU-funded research project on fighting food fraud believe they can help rebuild consumer confidence in Europe's food sector, following last year’s horsemeat scandal, writes Andrew Byrne in Brussels.

Latest Interviews

Brenda Dionisi | 3 Oct 2016

This spring, Italian food group Barilla showcased a prototype for a 3D printer for its core product - pasta. The company is among those in the packaged food sector working out how it could use advancements in 3D printing technology. Brenda Dionisi talks to Barilla about its efforts so far and how it views the prospects for the technology.


Ben Cooper | 29 Oct 2014

Large publicly-owned multinationals, such as Unilever and PepsiCo, are widely praised for showing leadership in corporate sustainability. In this month's Sustainability Watch, Roberto Ciati, sustainability director at Italian pasta, sauces and baked goods group Barilla, discusses how private, family ownership can inform a progressive approach to sustainability.

Latest News

John Shepherd | 17 Feb 2017

Italian pasta group Barilla is to invest "in excess" of EUR50m (US$53.2m) in the expansion of its pasta sauces plant in Rubbiano, in Italy's Parma province.


Katy Askew | 31 Jan 2017

Italian pasta group Barilla has entered into a distribution agreement with Mayar Foods in a bid to grow its business in Saudi Arabia. 


Katy Askew | 30 Jan 2017

Weetabix has confirmed that it will push ahead with a GBP30m (US$37.6m) investment to increase production as Nestle, General Mills, Post Holdings, Associated British Foods and Barilla reportedly line up to submit bids for the business. 


Dean Best | 30 Nov 2016

Italian food group Barilla, which has three restaurants in the US, has opened its first outlet in the Middle East.


Dean Best | 6 Sep 2016

DKSH, the Asian sales and marketing agency, has snapped up a majority stake in Chinese e-commerce distributor Shanghai Sweets International.


John Shepherd | 2 Aug 2016

Pasta maker Barilla is being sued in the US for allegedly under-filling boxes of some of its speciality lines and deceiving customers into how much of the product they are buying.


Katy Askew | 22 Jun 2016

Barilla is expanding its Wasa crispbread brand in the US with the launch of Wasa Thins. 


Dean Best | 1 Jun 2016

Barilla, the Italy-based food group, has booked a 14% increase in annual profits, helped by rising sales, a reduction in marketing costs and lower finance expenses.


Dean Best | 31 Mar 2016

Barilla, the Italy-based food group, is to enter the organic food sector in France.


Hannah Abdulla | 10 Nov 2015

Barilla has opened a new headquarters for its operations in the Americas.


Dean Best | 23 Oct 2015

Barilla has launched a range of pasta in the US the Italian food group said does not need to be boiled on drained.


Katy Askew | 29 May 2015

US poultry group Sanderson Farms posted higher half-year sales and profits, although there was some concern on Wall Street about the near-term outlook for the business. Barilla announced its results for 2014, which included an increase in revenue and earnings.


Katy Askew | 16 Jan 2015

Barilla, the Italian pasta group, is planning to expand its production plant in Amens, Iowa, with an investment of US$26.8m to add facilities, including a gluten-free production line.


Hannah Abdulla | 8 Dec 2014

Barilla has launched a pasta range "specifically designed" for the Chinese market.


Hannah Abdulla | 6 Nov 2014

Barilla and US online grocer Peapod have teamed up to launch pasta meal kits.


Katy Askew | 31 Oct 2014

A busy week for third quarter results, with several packaged food giants reporting profit pressure. Danone extended its tie-up with Mengniu in China and Premier Foods discussed international growth. Here is just-food's week in words.


Dean Best | 17 Jul 2014

Italian food group Barilla is to relaunch its namesake pasta into one of the UK's Big Four grocers - and is drawing up plans to also roll out sauces.


Hannah Abdulla | 28 May 2014

Italian food group Barilla has reported an increase in profits in 2013.


Stuart Todd | 12 May 2014

Italian food group Barilla will next month open a new production line at a bakery plant in France to manufacture sandwich loaves.


Stuart Todd | 8 Nov 2013

Barilla is to invest EUR30m (US$40m) over three years at subsidiary company's Harry's bakery plant in Montierchaume, central France.


Katy Askew | 7 Aug 2013

Barilla is launching a gluten-free pasta line in the US in a bid to cash in on growing demand in the sector.


Michelle Russell | 12 Jul 2013

Italian food group Barilla recorded an increase in first-half revenues, despite sales falling in its domestic market.


Michelle Russell | 17 Jun 2013

This week, just-food spoke with the CEO of Nestle Greater China, Roland Decorvet, who went into detail about the company's strategy in China and the challenges it faces there. We also garnered analysts' thoughts on Amazon's plans for its US grocery business and Carrefour's prospects for the African market. Elsewhere, JBS announced a deal to buy domestic poultry business Seara Brasil, Sobeys bought Safeway's Canadian operations, and B&G Foods snapped up Pirate Brands.


Michelle Russell | 12 Jun 2013

Italian food group Barilla has its eye on expanding in Russia and Asia as it increases its focus on international markets to drive sustainable growth.

Latest blogs

Katy Askew | 23 Dec 2014

Pasta maker Barilla has joined the likes of Hershey in investigating the uses of 3D printing in the food sector.


Michelle Russell | 5 Nov 2013

Barilla has attempted to dig itself out of a massive, PR nightmare of a hole, after its CEO recently sparked outrage by saying he would never use gay couples in commercials.

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