The idea behind Eataly is very simple: Bringing together the place where you can eat and buy the best Italian food and everything that you may learn about what you eat under the same roof…
Eataly concept was maturated in 2004 after a three-year research and planning period and Eataly opened its first store in January 2007 in Torino, Italy.
Since 2004, Eataly created its product range by establishing best quality food and beverage firms and purchasing stocks from the firms that met this criterion.
Today, with more than 19 companies that it owns or is a partner of, Eataly has become the producer and distributor of best quality Italian foods including water, non-alcoholic beverages, fresh meat, processed meat products, cheese, pasta and pastry. At the same time, it operates as a travel agency that arranges gastronomy tours. While all these companies constitute an average of %25 of the retail products of Eataly, the remaining %75 is being purchased from more than 2000 producers.
11 of the 25 Eataly stores in the world are in Italy’s Torino, Lingotto, Torino Lagrange, Pinerolo, Asti, Monticello, Milan, Genoa, Bologna, Rome, Bari and Firenze cities. Eataly has 9 stores in Japan, 2 stores in USA (New York and Chicago), 1 store in Dubai and finally one store in Istanbul.
In the next three years, Eataly is planning to open 3 stores in Italy in Piacenza, Verona and Trieste, 1 store in London, one store in Moscow and five stores in the continent of America in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, Sao Paolo and Toronto.
Eataly has taken part in more than 43 commercial and production projects that worth 400 million Euros. It has over 3500 employees.