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Tyson Foods is flexing its foodservice muscle

October 24, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Tyson Foods is flexing its foodservice muscle | FOOD SERVICE | , ,

Attendees at this year’s National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) tradeshow in Atlanta were some of the first customers to see how the integration of Tyson Foods’ and Hillshire Brands’ foodservice divisions is playing out…READ MORE

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A fresh look at food safety

October 24, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on A fresh look at food safety | FOOD SERVICE | ,

A food safety gaffe the size of Chipotle’s may get the attention of the world at large, but ensuring day-to-day compliance is what haunts operators’ waking hours. In recent months, foodservice venues have had to stave off more fears than just E. coli, as mumps, flu and hand-foot-and-mouth disease have reared their germy heads…READ MORE

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Pasta taps into top health and dining trends

October 24, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Pasta taps into top health and dining trends | FOOD & GROCERY | ,

57 per cent of Gen Z consumers and 58 per cent of millennials call pasta a “preferred food,” according to Technomic’s 2016 Generational Consumer Trend Report…READ MORE

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Sodexo cuts back on carbon emissions

October 21, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Sodexo cuts back on carbon emissions | FOOD SERVICE | ,

Sodexo aims to reduce carbon emissions by 34 per cent at its foodservice and facilities management sites by 2025, a goal it says it will reach through such changes as converting cooking oil into biodiesel fuel and using energy-efficient HVAC systems…READ MORE

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3 pop-ups bursting on the scene this fall

October 21, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on 3 pop-ups bursting on the scene this fall | FOOD SERVICE |

Jumping into the great unknown of pop-up concepts can be intimidating. With limited data on projected sales and foot traffic, it can be difficult to find your staffing sweet spot at the intersection of “low labor costs” and “happy, smiling employees.” Here’s how three operations are making their fall pop ups work for them…READ MORE

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Festive cola surge all set to beat summer sales

October 21, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Festive cola surge all set to beat summer sales | FOOD & GROCERY | ,

Cola companies have their eyes on the festive season, as soft drinks sales in these months are expected to beat their offtake in summer. During the festive season that starts from the time of Rakshabandhan, goes through Durga Puja, Diwali, Christmas until New Year, the volume of soft drinks sold in India is one-third of the annual volume. And what’s more, consumption growth during festive months over the last two years has been more than five times of remaining part of the year, which is mostly summer season in North, revealed data from market research firm Nielsen…READ MORE

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IBM, Walmart part of joint effort to track movement of Chinese food products with Blockchain

October 21, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on IBM, Walmart part of joint effort to track movement of Chinese food products with Blockchain | FOOD SERVICE | , ,

IBM, US retailer Walmart and Tsinghua University on Wednesday announced a joint effort to track the movement of food products in China using blockchain technology to improve food safety in the world’s second-largest economy…READ MORE

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Oldest Indian restaurant in London receives Michelin Star

October 20, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Oldest Indian restaurant in London receives Michelin Star | FOOD SERVICE | ,

Veeraswamy is a 90-year-old restaurant located on Regent Street, London. Apart from the distinction of being the oldest Indian restaurant in the city, it was also recently honoured with the highly prestigious Michelin Star, which is considered a hallmark for fine dining around the world…READ MORE

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Veeba Food Services raises $6 million

October 20, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Veeba Food Services raises $6 million | FOOD SERVICE | ,

Veeba Food Services Pvt. Ltd, which supplies condiments such as sauces and dips to fast-food chains including KFC, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Taco Bell, Domino’s, Starbucks, and to restaurants, on Wednesday said it closed its Series B investment of $6 million from venture firms Saama Capital and Verlinvest…READ MORE

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E-grocers are changing the way Indians buy subzi

October 20, 2016 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on E-grocers are changing the way Indians buy subzi | FOOD & GROCERY | , ,

No more haggling with vendors or snapping an okra to check for freshness. Indians are now ready to pay more to get well-packaged fresh produce delivered to their doorstep…READ MORE

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