Continental Purchasing was founded in 1928 by the late Joseph M. Cuschieri, a sole trader who at the time was importing textiles, clothes for women and children, confectionery and mineral water, besides also running a printing press. Fast-forward almost thirty years, Joseph’s youngest son Alfred felt the need to diversify the company from the importation of textiles to that of hospitality and catering.
Mark Weingard, the businessman, philanthropist and entrepreneur, was kind enough to take some time from his exceptionally busy schedule so that I could pick his brains on everything from Iniala, his super luxury new hotel opening next year in Valletta, to his favourite eateries in Malta.
As one of Malta’s most prolific retail entrepreneurs, Diane Izzo built the DIZZ Group from the ground up. Now, with her fashion empire secure in its success, she has set her sights on the food and beverage market too.