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July 12, 2012

When it comes to fashion, few countries get it as right as Italy. CampdenFB looks at some of Italy’s better-known family-controlled fashion houses – and the important role of the family within them.

When it comes to fashion, few countries get it as right as Italy. After all, the country has given rise to such iconic brands as Armani, Prada, Gucci and many, many more.

May 8, 2012

The family behind Benetton looks all set to take full control of the fashion group, but the same cannot be said for Indian manufacturing firm Escorts Group – reports that the controlling Nanda family is increasing its stake in the business are “completely false”.

The family behind Benetton looks all set to take full control of the fashion group, but the same cannot be said for Indian manufacturing firm Escorts Group – reports that the controlling Nanda family is increasing its stake in the business are “completely false”.

According to a spokesman for the Indian family business, a merger of the group’s subsidiary companies “is happening”, but the “Nanda family is not upping its stake”.

February 1, 2012

The family behind Benetton Group is considering making an offer to buy the shares it doesn’t already own, in a bid to take the Italian fashion retailer private.

The family behind Benetton Group is considering making an offer to buy the shares it doesn’t already own, in a bid to take the Italian fashion retailer private.

Through its holding company Edizione, the Benetton family said it is considering buying the 33% of the company's shares that are listed on the Milan Stock Exchange.

Edizione controls 67% of the family business, which is famous for its coloured knitwear and owns brands such as Sisley and Playlife.

November 16, 2011

Benetton, the Italian family-controlled clothing empire, looks set to raise a few eyebrows, as it unveiled a new worldwide communication campaign that features political and faith leaders like Pope Benedict XVI, German chancellor Angela Merkel, French president Nicolas Sarkozy and Barack Obama kissing. 

Benetton, the Italian family-controlled clothing empire, looks set to raise a few eyebrows, as it unveiled a new worldwide communication campaign that features political and faith leaders like Pope Benedict XVI, German chancellor Angela Merkel, French president Nicolas Sarkozy and Barack Obama kissing.

The campaign, created by the newly formed UNHATE Foundation supported by the Benetton group, shows political and religious leaders sharing a kiss to promote the understanding between peoples, faiths and cultures.

March 10, 2008

The British Airports Authority has sold World Duty Free Ltd to a family-owned company.

The British Airports Authority has sold World Duty Free Ltd to a family-owned company. Airport foodservice provider Autogrill, controlled by the Benetton family, bought 100% of the company for €717 million. The sale of the 58 duty free stores has given Ferrovial, the family-owned construction firm that bought BAA in 2006, a cash-boost to help with debt it incurred with the acquisition.

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