Olive oil news

olive oil news

Olive oil prices are expected to rise.

Experts believe that steadily rising global consumption of olive oil paired with a decrease in production in main countries-producers of olive oil (Spain, Tunisia and Turkey) will cause prices to rise.

Olive oil news

It is estimated that global olive oil production will reach 3.03 million tons in the 2020/21 crop year, marking a third consecutive year of decline. Along with declining production, it is predicted that global olive oil consumption will continue to grow between two and four percent.

Olive oil news

Among the countries expected to take the biggest hits are Turkey and Tunisia, both og which are coming off near-record harvests and combine for more that one-quarter of global olive oil exports.

The olive oil harvest in Spain was initially expected to be larger, but poor weather months have dried up these prospects: very dry autumn and winter, spring rains and heat waver at the beginning of the summer have caused poorer results of production in 2020 than targeted initially.

olive oil production

Additionally, the combination of falling olive oil stocks and steadily rising consumption will put a dent in the global glut of olive oil and as a result cause prices to rise.


News and trends for the Italian pasta market

As COVID-19 continues to spread, consumers are being advised to ensure they have enough food to last for two weeks in case they experience symptoms and need to self-isolate. This has led to a rising demand for non-perishable goods like dried pasta. The closure of many restaurants to prevent the spread of the virus has also led to more consumers cooking at home.

During the Covid emergency, the growth was of 32.5% (733 million) and exports reached 774,000 tons (+ 28.3%). The perception of operators indicates a slowdown in exports for a few months, however, “cross-border shipments for the whole of 2020 should grow further”. Obviously, the sector has paid less than others for the closure of restaurants: of 50% of the production that goes to the domestic market, only 25% is destined for the HoReCa.

The scenario of the new campaign, which starts with prices higher than 30% compared to last year, therefore remains unpredictable, with the main unknowns represented by the possible further increase in prices and the quality of the national harvest. World inventories, already at the lowest levels of the last ten years after the collapse of more than 20% in 2019-20, are set to fall further by 15% in the current campaign to 6.5 million tons.



Italian Tomatoes harvest news 2020

Italian Tomatoes harvest news 2020

In Italy, as in most European processing regions, companies launched into the 2020 season with comparatively much lower inventories than last year, due to increased demand caused by the Covid pandemic, but also with significantly higher income levels.

Consumption increased dramatically in March and April, then stabilised in May and June, although demand remained strong. This means that at this stage, apart from rare cases there is no longer any product in stock, as all the products have been sold.

Almost 4 weeks after the start of processing the Italian producers are having the following problems:

• Lack of early ripening
• Concentration of the ripening of most of the tomato in August
• Very low yield in pulp production due to the poor consistency of the tomato
• Very early end of the campaign and little availability of late tomatoes


New price lists are expected to come between next week and the end of September.
Despite the above problems the Italian price is not expect to move much from the levels of last year but the recent appreciation of the Euro, especially against the US dollar, might impact on some local price.

Naturali takes care of developing the business for Italian tomato producers in worldwide. Each member of the team has specific knowledge regarding the country in which they operate making sure to adapt and comply to regional requirements.

Varvello Vinegars

varvello Monovitigni

We would like to present to you Varvello – one of the biggest producer of vinegars in Italy. Born from great wines, that only Piedmont can offer, Varvello vinegar has cultivated and refined its nobility since 1921. Thanks to the passion, and investment into new technologies – a company has been renewed over time and always finds a way to make clients happy with the quality of their products.

Nowadays annual production of the company is about 15 million bottles and 10 million litters of industrial. Manufactory has a wide range of products and different lines well known all over the world.

By clicking on the link below you will have a possibility to see the production process.

Varvello specifically dedicated to high cuisine and the new trends in international cuisine, which include: Aged Red Wine Vinegar in barrique (produced exclusively from Piedmont wines), Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI, dressing with Balsamic Vinegar of Modena – condiments based on Vinegar and Glaze.

Also, we invite you to discover a special line – Monovitigni.

These vinegars personally discover the art of viticulture and vinification, the traditions closely linked to the wine-growing regions of the “Bel Paese” (“Beautiful Country”), by selecting the most suitable wines for its vinegar production. From Varvello’s native region VermouthBarolo and Barbarescofrom the Veneto regiona lively Prosecco wine and, from sunny Sicilythe Pinot Grigio, aging for three long years before showing up at our table. The result? A vinegar with a surprising flavour and a unique colour.

Varvello also created a new special format of a product for HoReCa industry. Nowadays, it’s the best choice for serving! For more information, contact our managers.

You should notice, that Varvello deals with a large-scale of distribution not only in Italy and Europe, but also in America, China and Japan. Many clients are choosing Varvello vinegars for their private labels.The absolute quality, the production capacity and the variety of the range are the fundamental factors which allowed Varvello to become a partner of the big names in the industry and organized distribution.

Caffè Motta


Caffè Motta is our international partner for coffee and it ranks among the top 10 in the Italian coffee sector within the Italian retail distribution.

Caffè Motta uniqueness comes from particular methods of roasting, blending, grinding, pressing and packaging which are optimised thanks to high-tech systems with computer based highly automated production lines, with the aim to fully preserve the composition and the natural character of coffee.

In 2019, the company grew by 20%, and Manuel Lucchetti, who has held key roles in Ferrero and Unilever for over 10 years, joined the company as the new Commercial Director to help internationalise Caffe Motta.

A new production hall was launched at the beginning of the year, and this will increase the production capacity of 50 million euros.


We are pleased to present you a NEW range of coffee capsules from Caffè Motta which includes organic and compostable:

  • Nespresso capsules (suitable for the following coffee machine models: Citiz, Pixie, Essenza, Lattissima, U, Maestria)
  • capsules A Modo Mio
  • capsules Dolce Gusto

Caffe’ Motta is very active in the retail sector with very strong investments in point of sales and visibility in store.