Kapandatsitsi village, in Malawi, will have a nursery school.

Last November, Andiamo Youth Cooperative association has laid the foundation stone. The project born this summer, thanks to the initiative taken by some villages (Arcola, Beverino, Monterosso and Viggiano) and Costa Group, that has contributed to the project success supporting the fund raising campaign for the construction.

The initiative is aimed at creating “a new beginning”, “a new opportunity” and offers new common spaces in which children can grow, learn, play and have a meal every day.

The nursery school construction in Kapandatsitsi, one of the poorest and most abandoned areas of Malawi, is an important effort to give hope and a future to the children that attend it.

The project includes also the creation of four small buildings with a large playing area, toilets, kitchens and running water.

The nursery school will host around 200 children from Kapandatsitsi.

This partnership will surely lead to new humanitarian interventions and will contribute to Kapandatsitsi growth.


Proud to be part of it




In Corso Garibaldi 59, from December 1 to 31, Coop opens a temporary store to promote Fior Fiore products.

The Milanese store offers more than 250 products, from Parmesan cheese to bittersweet Modica chocolate, from cold cuts to wines: Fior Fiore brand represents the excellence of Coop gastronomic culture and Italian tradition.

On the occasion of Christmas holidays it will be possible to buy a gift wrapping kit and to meet the local producers, who allow to preserve the high-quality of handmade products.

The shopfitting has been realized by Costa Group, whose work is always characterized by the attention to the product exhibition. Far from a traditional supermarket, the store is much more similar to a grocery shop in which the products are the real protagonist.

Fior Fiore Coop is a temporary meeting place for producers and consumers, who can talk about good food and enjoy free tastings thanks to the various events organized every day.

The partnership between Coop and Costa Group is strenghtened and will surely lead to new, exlusive projects also in the large distribution sector.





Costa Group confirms its presence at the 2011 edition of the Host Fair in Milan, with a brand new concept: think about an Hotel hall... and imagine something completely different! The idea is simple, maybe too easy not to try it!
The Hotels are located in the best parts of the cities, they offer large but mostly unused spaces, and innovation and technology have completely changed the approach with the client... at Host, Costa Group tries to reshape the hotel hall, filling an empty space with friendship, music and attractions.

The 500 sqm of the Pavilion 14 renovate and recreate the wide spaces of an ideal Hotel.
Usually not much used or simply considered as a passage way, the hall is a space dedicated to meetings and conviviality, not used exclusively by the clients and only at certain times of the day but an enjoyable place accessible throughout the whole day.
From breakfast to an aperitif with friends, from bread, fruits and vegetables puchase to an icecream with the children.
For the occasion, 5 spaces in a single unit have been created to mix tradition and creativity.
The pastry area is a traditional setting, preserving the atmosphere of a shop of the past. Colors and tastes are wisely combined and showed together with an interesting ice-creams novelty: refrigerated “pozzetti” (steel lids), a Costa Group's patent, recall atmospheres and tastes of the past, telling us that “sometimes an ice-cream helps us live better”.
Innovation and originality are the main features of the fruit and vegetable corner with a consolidated format like Pasqualino: a fitting made up of salvaged materials, like wood pallet, and natural elements like the bright light-colored stone, used as a scenographic frame surrounding fruits and vegetables. Pasqualino reinterprets the greengrocer of the past, with vegetables juices, tasty salads prepared in front of the visitors, and yoghurt, fruits and cereals.
In the coffee corner, a wide selection including coffees, fresh cocktails and milkshakes, is surrounded by a coloured, enjoyable atmosphere. The big floral mosaic of the corner is the ideal frame for a break with friends.
From coffee to pizza, that comes from the oven during the whole day: cold cuts are sliced, the operators knead the flour and offer a taste of Campanian mozzarella. Everything is surrounded by a scenographic wall full of cobs, the warm colors of pasta and a scent of garlic.
Finally, a new format replicable in commercial spaces show us a new way to live pasta. A spaghetti box becomes the place to cook and dress pasta, in front of a long queue of visitors, waiting for their turn.
A “stand-theatre” in which Costa Group presents her latest show, protagonist the italian creativity.


The big wine and food center Eataly in Porto Antico (Genoa) 25 APRIL 2011

The big wine and food center Eataly in Porto Antico (Genoa)

After the great success of New York opening, Eataly renovates the partnership with Costa Group.

“The temple of made in Italy”, this is how the businessman Oscar Farinetti called his dream. After the openings in Turin, Tokyo and New York, Eataly reaches Genoa, opening in the attractive location of the Porto Antico, between the historical Pirates' Galleon and the modern Aquarium and becoming a welcoming point for turists on a cruise, visitors and city dwellers.

Visiting Eataly means living an amazing cookery experience in a location where it is possible to appreciate traditions and Italian food, and where people can buy and taste a wide range of high-quality food and drink for a good price.

Born in Turin, today Eataly represents a universal format appealing to every country interested in the great culture of food, celebrating the pleasure of home-made pasta, fresh basil, bread with natural rising agents, good olive oil and Italian perfumes.

Eataly covers a 1600 square metres area, including restaurants, meat, fish and vegetables markets, cheese tasting area, a café and a chocolate shop, carefully designed and furnished by Costa Group.

Eataly offers a wide range of typically Italian foods and products wich can be bought and taken away or consumed in the appropriate areas, becoming not only a meeting place for gourmands, but also a place where city dwellers can go shopping or taste an high quality meal. Thanks to this innovative format, Eataly is a location where Italians can feel at home all over the world, and tourist can discover and appreciate Italian specialties and tastes.

After New York and Genoa openings, Costa Group and Eataly are going to reconfirm and strenghten their cooperation, carrying out new international plans.