Monday, April 21, 2014   
 

 WORLDWIDE EXPANSION

Dubai’s Just Falafel Eyes Three Continents For Expansion
Just a month after announcing plans for 160 new restaurants in the United States and Canada over the next five years, Dubai-based Just Falafel is looking at expanding into Asian and European markets. “We will be looking at... »

Brazil's Vivenda do Camarão Chain Debuts In U.S.
American chains have been expanding south and north of the border for years. In December, Brazil’s 161-unit Vivenda do Camarão restaurant chain made its American debut in South Florida. Its most notable adaptation to the U.S.... »

Jollibee Getting Bigger In U.S.
Philippines-based quick-service giant Jollibee has expanded into Texas and Virginia, the seventh and eighth states in its American footprint. The Houston store offers the typical Jollibee menu of burgers and fried chicken, as... »

American Fast-Food Chains See Great Promise In India
Is India—where the fast-food market is expected to double in size to $1.1 billion over the next three years—the final frontier for burgers, coffee and doughnuts? Chains such as Burger King, Taco Bell, Starbucks, Krispy Kreme... »


 DEALS & DEVELOPMENT

Halton Opens Office in Singapore
The growing market for its ventilation systems for the kitchens in Singapore’s hotels, casinos and sports venues has led Halton Group to open an office there, the 30th country in which it operates. Halton had been handling its... »

South African Quick-Service Market Heats Up
Taste Holdings, the South African-based holding group, expanded its quick-service portfolio in late January when it acquired Cape Town-based Zebro’s Chicken. The 15-year-old chain has 40 outlets, mainly situated in the Western... »

EQT Invests In The Franchise Operator Of Dairy Queen And Papa John’s Pizza In China
EQT, a leading private equity group in Northern Europe, has acquired a majority stake in China F&B Group, to accelerate the latter’s expansion plans. China F&B, founded in 2003, has more than 500 foodservice outlets in... »

Focus On Food Safety
As supply chains expand into global markets, food businesses need to find new ways to stay on top of the latest food regulations and industry requirements. Globalization is leading to heightened awareness of food safety... »


 MARKET & ECONOMIC REPORT

Market Focus: India
Global Chains Target India As Growth Picks Up The foodservice market in India is growing rapidly, thanks to many of the same demographic and economic factors that have driven foodservice growth in other markets: a growing middle... »

Britain’s Foodservice Market Improving, Says Horizons
Foodservice traffic and sales in the United Kingdom were stronger than anticipated during the fourth quarter of 2013, according to research and analysis from Horizons FS Ltd., a London-based foodservice research firm. And with... »

Most Major Markets Saw Flat Or Falling Third Quarter 2013 Traffic, Reports NPD
“Glorious” fall weather helped drive a 2% gain in restaurant traffic in the third quarter in the United Kingdom, versus the year-earlier third quarter, but traffic was flat or negative in nearly all the other markets tracked by... »


 EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGIES

A New Standard In Pass-Through Dishwashing
Winterhalter is setting standards for efficiency with its new trio of PT Series pass-through dishwashers. Innovative functions, intuitive operation and optimum ergonomics guarantee top performance from the PT-M, PT-L and PT-XL... »

Red Or White, Wine Temps Are Perfect On Tap
Whether it’s beer, wine or cider by the glass that an operator needs to tap, Perlick’s new Dual-Zone Wine/Refrigeration Center will do the job. The 36-inch (91.4cm) wine dispensing unit is the first of its size to feature two... »

Toast Made Fast And Smart
It’s spot-on technology, not to mention speed and versatility, that creates the best toast in town. Hatco’s new Intelligent Toast-Qwik holds up to 18 product settings for everything from bagels to Texas toast to hash browns. The... »


 SHOW REPORT

Hotelex Shanghai Set For Four-Day Run
Globetrotting E&S professionals who make the trek to Hotelex Shanghai, March 31-April 3, will find more than 1,500 exhibitors from around the world set up for business at the Shanghai New Int’l. Expo Centre. The first day of... »

Internorga Keys Up Conference Programs
The days leading up to next month’s Internorga 2014 will provide attendees with a high-quality conference program with the 33rd International Food Service Forum: “Moving Forward with Passion.” The forum at Europe’s biggest... »

Food&HotelAsia Maxes Out Exhibit Space
In a sign that the interest in the foodservice market is only growing bigger, Singapore’s most established food and hospitality trade show has become the first event to occupy all 10 exhibition halls and Max Atria at the... »


 GLOBAL EXHIBITION CALENDAR

Global Exhibition Calendar
Feb. 18-21: Hoteres/Caterex/Japan Foodservice Equipment Show-Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo. Contact: Japan Management Association; hcj@convention.jma.or.jp; jma.or.jp/hcj Feb. 19-22: Hotel & Gastroteh Int’l. Gastronomy, Hotel... »

 

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