We are an Italian family in love with good food
Our journey starts in Parma in 1877, as a small bread and pasta shop. Today, more than 140 years later, our products can be found in more than 100 countries and have become icons in the food industry. Still we are family-owned, not listed on any stock exchange.
Our present is inspired by our past: to fully understand who we are today, get a taste of our history. Discover how our family's first batch of pasta in Parma helped Barilla become a pillar in the international food industry.
Four generations of good food
We have been a family-owned company since 1877.
Our key contribution to people and planet wellbeing
of our brands fully offset their CO2eq emissions: Wasa, Gran Cereale, Harrys and Mulino Bianco.
reduced water consumption in our plants per tonne of finished product, since 2010.
reformulated products by reducing the fat, saturated fat, salt and sugar content or increasing fibre, since 2010.
farms involved in sustainable agriculture projects concerning our main raw materials.
One promise to keep, many principles to follow
The commitment we intend to pursue from field to fork.
We are here to leave a positive mark on the world
To face the greatest challenges in the agri-food system, the Foundation promotes an open dialogue between science, politics, business and society.
Our past is our future
For us, food must tell a story. For more than 140 years, we've turned family recipes into timeless tales of the changing times. Browse through the Barilla Historical Archive to discover how, through every piece of communication we've created over the years, our past keeps inspiring our future.
Barilla in the world
Find out where we are in the world.
Get in touch
We love the taste of curiosity
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