The performance of Italian companies of the food and beverage sector

Main branch of study: Innovation

Name of project: Food Industry Monitor. Osservatorio sulle performance delle aziende italiane del settore food & beverage

Reference Lectures: Michele Fino and Carmine Garzia

Project Coordinator: Francesco Maria Gentile

Main Partner: Ceresio Investors

Supporters: Fondazione Cariplo e Fondazione CRC

Project Overview

Food Industry Monitor is the observatory on the Italian food & beverage sector that analyzes the performance of 835 companies operating in 15 sectors. The sample represents about 71% of the companies operating in the F&B market.

The research analyzes:

  • the performance of companies in the food industry
  • the performance of companies in the food industry;
  • medium-term growth and profitability prospects;
  • the determinants of operating profitability, productivity and growth;
  • the characteristics of companies’ business models;
  • the link between business models and economic and competitive performance

Edition 2021


The seventh edition of the observatory is dedicated to sustainability and its impact on business models and companies’ performance. The results will be presented in Pollenzo in a conference on July 2, 2021 (a live streaming is also planned).


Analyzed segments

  • Mineral waters;
  • Beer;
  • Coffee;
  • Preserved foods;
  • Spirits;
  • Confectionery and bakery products;
  • Flours;
  • Food equipment: machineries and tools for food and beverage production;
  • Packaging: made up of bioplastics, plastic, aluminium and carboard;
  • Milk and dairy products;
  • Oils and fats;
  • Fresh and dried Pasta;
  • Meat products;
  • Frozen food;
  • Wine: cooperatives, integrated producers, trader and producers of Spumante and Prosecco.

For more information on past and future conferences and to download annual public reports visit the website: