Tok­soz signs agree­ment with Ital­ian Gov­ern­ment

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Turkey’s Tok­soz Group has reached a deal to keep the Pernig­otti fac­tory in Italy open, avoid­ing a po­ten­tial rift with the Ital­ian gov­ern­ment. Tok­soz made head­lines in

2013 af­ter an­nounc­ing it had pur­chased the 159-year old Ital­ian choco­late pro­ducer. It caused a stir again last year af­ter an­nounc­ing it would shut­ter the fac­tory and move it to Turkey. Ac­cord­ing to daily DUNYA, Ital­ian Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and La­bor and

In­dus­try Min­is­ter Luigi Di Maio an­nounced the agree­ment. “This prob­lem started when the pre­vi­ous gov­ern­ment was in power and was solved in record time. There will be no loss of busi­ness, and as I al­ways say, peo­ple who work for a brand and make it great will not be fired,” said Di Maio, Pres­i­dent of the Five Star Move­ment, a coali­tion part­ner in the Ital­ian gov­ern­ment. Pernig­otti is known as the old­est and choco­late pro­ducer in Italy.

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