24 February 2023, 07:47 AM
  • As the new year’s resolutions to eat healthier and cut out ‘indulgent’ foods start to fade away, shoppers will be on the hunt for comfort again in 2023
Embrace post-January indulgence with Italian cuisine

With the January health kick now over, consumers are reaching for those classic comforts. Undoubtedly, Italian cuisine is the perfect place to start – offering rich and luxurious sauces, ingredients and dishes.

One important occasion where indulgent Italian food shines is Valentine’s Day – of course, Italian is the language of love. What says ‘I love you’ more than reenacting a certain spaghetti and meatballs scene? And with the cost-of-living crisis taking its toll in 2023, consumers are predicted to continue the stay-at-home trend and treat themselves to a luxury meal in rather than eating out at a restaurant.

Fine food retailers are in a prime position to offer this degree of indulgence for such occasions. Indeed, from the cosiest delis, packed floor-to-ceiling with exciting, artisanal food and drink, to a vast central London food hall, for any lover of Italian food, the joy is in the sharing. In truth, passion comes to life easily when surrounded by shelves of authentic products.

Stocking a variety of premium Italian brands and products is the key, and allowing customers the opportunity to peruse their own leisure and treat themselves to something truly special.

Think slow-cooked beef shin ragu, creamy carbonara, and hand-stretched sourdough pizza when it comes to classic Italian indulgence. Paired with a high-quality Rioja or bottle of bubbles and an authentic Italian dessert for two, shoppers will be spoilt for choice.

As the winter chill continues into early 2023, keep your customers cosy and comforted with the warm embrace of Italian food. If music be the food of love, play on!

Are you passionate about Italian food and drink? Get in touch via victoria.smith@dcthomson.co.uk