- The Lavazza company is born, with the purchase of the store at No. 7 Via San Tommaso, in Turin.
Beginning of the policy of moving outside Italy for the production of products intended for local markets: the foundation stone of the manufacturing plant in Chennai, in India is laid.
Acquisition of Carte Noire, the leader in the French coffee retail market, and integration of the Lavérune production site. France becomes the second most important market for the Lavazza Group, after Italy.