Alifood’s Thoughts

Alifood's Thoughts, Seen from Inside

THE NEW NORMAL IN FOOD AND IN CONSUMERS’ BEHAVIOR

29/07/2022

The Covid-19 pandemic forced us all to change our lifestyle, including our purchasing habits and food consumption. The shift we had to make of a bigger share of our lives from offline to online, provided a big boost to the so-called stay-at-home economy: online shopping boomed – included food shopping – and companies had to quickly adjust their offer to our new needs. The emergency also led us all to pay more attention to our health and to the impact made on the environment by our food choices. This new trend – made of sustainable choices for a healthier lifestyle…

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CIBUS 2022: THE IMPORTANCE OF INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS FOR FOOD COMMERCE

03/06/2022

The 21st edition of Cibus, the most important international fair dedicated to the Italian agri-food sector in Italy, was held in Parma (Italy) earlier this month. It was the first, proper post-pandemic edition and despite the uncertainties linked to the Ukraine crisis and the unstoppable rise of energy and commodity prices, the atmosphere was rather positive across the various pavilions. Thanks to the great job done by its organizers – who managed to keep the attention alive by creating also online events on the website of Cibus – 3.000 exhibitors, thousands of new products, 60.000 professional operators (of whom 3.000…

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SUSTAINABLE LOGISTICS

22/04/2022

Nowadays logistics is essential for almost any type of business. The ongoing discussion on climate change has recently led to the development of a new concept that goes by the name of “sustainable logistics”: a series of practices and processes which aim at improving the sustainability of supply-chain activities, ranging from the supply of raw materials to the transformation processes, the packaging, the storage, the distribution and the management of the end-of-life cycle of products. Also known as “green logistics”, this new approach targets the reduction of the environmental footprint by considering all the companies’ logistics activities which may impact…

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THE IMPORTANCE OF TEAMWORK

30/03/2022

Phil Jackson, one of the most famous NBA coaches, based his success on a fundamental principle: “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” The importance of creating a high-performing team does not apply to sports only: in our contemporary society, it is vital for businesses as well if they really want to succeed in such a competitive world. More often than not, the success of a project depends on how quickly and efficiently single members of a group manage to work together as a team. Although in the last couple…

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A CONVERSATION WITH OUR CEO, VITTORIO DORIA LAMBA (2)

28/02/2022

Good to see you again, Vittorio. When we last spoke, you said that staying true to its original business model was one of the key factors in the success of Alifood. Could you tell us more about it? "Sure. When we started Alifood there was not as much competition as there is now in this market, yet we wanted to offer something different straightaway. The more our competitors widened their range of products, the more we concentrated on quality. And not just the one of the products themselves but also the high level of service that revolves around every single…

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PLEASE MEET OUR TEAM: OUR LOGISTICS SPECIALIST

24/01/2022

The most recent addition to our team of highly skilled professionals is a new Logistics Specialist, Sofia Baretto. She joined our company last November and, despite having been with us for only a couple of months, she has already shown a great ability in dealing with the hectic pace of our job. Her degree in Translation and Interpreting makes Sofia fluent in both English and Russian; she also has an intermediate knowledge of French and Spanish and she knows the basics of Chinese and Latvian. Her remarkable language skills - paired with her Master’s degree in Economy and Languages of…

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A CONVERSATION WITH OUR CEO, VITTORIO DORIA LAMBA

30/12/2021

A conversation with our CEO, Vittorio Doria Lamba It was back in 1995 when Alifood first started exporting top-quality Italian food to Japan. More than 25 years ago, more than a quarter of a century. It sounds like a lifetime ago yet Alifood is still growing stronger, sharing the pleasure of Italian food excellences with numerous countries worldwide: from India to Russia, Japan, Singapore, Korea, Chile, Vietnam...the list is endless. What is the secret to this longevity? "The credit to this success belongs to the whole Alifood team. Getting the right people on board, giving them the time to know…

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PLEASE MEET OUR TEAM: OUR ACCOUNTANT

27/09/2021 PLEASE MEET OUR TEAM: OUR ACCOUNTANT

According to Warren Buffet, accounting is the language of business. It is not just about terminology, it is more about that internal grammar which regulates a company’s daily activities. The functions performed by our accounting department serve as the basis for all financial business communication within our organization: this is why we hired professionals who are literally accountable for their tasks and responsibilities. Chiara Orsetta Antonioli is one of them. Before joining Alifood in 2013, Chiara Orsetta already had seventeen years’ work experience -gained in two important companies - that strengthened her knowledge and reinforced the accounting skills that she…

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PLEASE MEET OUR TEAM: OUR ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER

30/08/2021 PLEASE MEET OUR TEAM: OUR ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER

Acting as the focal point between international demand and local supply entails having in place an organization that functions perfectly, almost around the clock. Ours is structured around three main business units: Commercial, Logistics and Administration. If the activities of the first two revolve around our clients’ specific needs in order to match them with customized solutions, the latter is made of professionals who coordinate and supervise our internal workflow. Ilaria Oliva has been our Administrative Manager for fifteen years now. After graduating in Economics and Business Administration, she first joined our company back in 2003 for a six-months internship.…

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PLEASE MEET OUR TEAM: OUR EXPORT MANAGER

12/07/2021 PLEASE MEET OUR TEAM: OUR EXPORT MANAGER

Exporting the culture of the Italian way of eating has led our activities since 1997, when Alifood was founded. After almost 25 years in the business, we now have a portfolio of over 250 products that we export in 19 different countries across the world. In our organization the Export Manager - the professional that serves as an intermediary between our foreign clients and domestic suppliers - is an essential figure. Carolina Bassino is one of them. After taking a diploma in Account and Product Management, Carolina took her first professional steps in her family business: a company operating in…

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PLEASE MEET OUR TEAM: OUR LOGISTICS AND DOCUMENT DEPARTMENT SPECIALIST

15/06/2021 PLEASE MEET OUR TEAM: OUR LOGISTICS AND DOCUMENT DEPARTMENT SPECIALIST

According to Sun Tzu, a famous Chinese philosopher, the line between disorder and order lies in logistics. We very much agree with his statement and this is why our Logistics Department is the one that counts the largest number of professionals. Claudia Fretta, our Logistics and Document Department Specialist is one of them. Trained as an accountant and business expert, Claudia joined Alifood back in 2012 after a couple of important work experiences in the logistics department of an import/export company first, then a shipping agency. When she started working with us, she was in charge of the vast majority…

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PLEASE MEET OUR TEAM: OUR LOGISTICS DEPARTMENT SPECIALIST

13/05/2021 PLEASE MEET OUR TEAM: OUR LOGISTICS DEPARTMENT SPECIALIST

True to her favourite motto "Carpe Diem", Francesca Fossati is great at seizing the moment: she did it a long time ago, when Alifood was at the very beginning, and she stayed with us for almost ten years. She did it again in 2014 when she joined our company for the second time, after other important work experiences. She keeps doing it every day now, bringing into her daily routine the remarkable capacity of always identifying the best option. Francesca is our Logistics Department Specialist: she is in charge of selecting and managing the best logistics solutions for all our…

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About Alifood

About Alifood

We strongly believe that everything we plan and do should create value, for both our clients and suppliers. We do not see ourselves as mere food traders.

The sale of the products we select is just the last step of a complex, structured process that is based on strong business relationships and, in many cases, real partnerships. Our job is made of several functions: sourcing the right product, selecting a reliable producer, managing the entire logistics chain, providing all the necessary documentation and certifications and following up all the after-sale requirements besides consulting and tutoring on how to best use each single product. We do all this because we strongly believe that everything we plan and do should create value, for both our clients and suppliers. Our familiarity with the Italian food an agricultural industry, developed over the last twenty years, gives us the ability to efficiently deal with all the diverse needs pertaining to different markets.

Thanks to our experienced, professional and multilingual global working team, matching international demand and local supply is what we do best.

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