Archives March 2017

Mumbai gets its first floating restaurant

March 31, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Mumbai gets its first floating restaurant | FOOD SERVICE |

After seeking 108 permissions over a span of three years, AB Celestial has finally become Mumbai’s first floating restaurant. The three-storey boat, with three restaurants and a banquet hall, is anchored on the Bandra end of the sea link and will now be open to the public. WB International Consultant and AB Hospitality have collaborated with Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation…READ MORE

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Darden buying value-oriented Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen chain

March 31, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Darden buying value-oriented Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen chain | FOOD SERVICE | , , ,

Orlando’s Darden Restaurants said Monday it will snatch up discount casual dining chain Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen for $780 million…READ MORE

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Starbucks to test mobile order and pay-only store at headquarters

March 31, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Starbucks to test mobile order and pay-only store at headquarters | FOOD SERVICE | ,

Mobile orders from the building will be routed to the new store, which will have a large window where customers can pick up drinks and see them being made…READ MORE

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Selling water: Coke, Pepsi look to make water rain money

March 31, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Selling water: Coke, Pepsi look to make water rain money | FOOD & GROCERY | , ,

Coke, Pepsi and other companies are adding flourishes like bubbles, flavors or sweeteners that can blur the lines between what is water and what is soda…READ MORE

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Billionaire conjures up Sam Walton with $6 billion Indian chain D-Mart

March 31, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Billionaire conjures up Sam Walton with $6 billion Indian chain D-Mart | FOOD & GROCERY | , ,

By appealing to homemakers with cheap, reliable staples and giving them ample parking in convenient locations, Damani has not only successfully countered the threat from online retailers, but beat them on earnings…READ MORE

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Why ITC can do better than HUL in food business

March 31, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Why ITC can do better than HUL in food business | FOOD & GROCERY | , ,

There are lot of regional players doing well in foods, but very few national ones. So, how does the space looks like for the two largest FMCG players -HUL and ITC?…READ MORE

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Big Basket raises Rs 45 cr of venture debt as online grocery market heats up with competition

March 31, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Big Basket raises Rs 45 cr of venture debt as online grocery market heats up with competition | FOOD & GROCERY | , ,

The grocery e-tailer had mandated investment bank Morgan Stanley for a $150 million fund-raise, which was expected to close by April, which may take longer to materialise…READ MORE

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East meets West in ‘baozza’, China’s latest food startup

March 30, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on East meets West in ‘baozza’, China’s latest food startup | FOOD SERVICE | ,

The idea to take a Chinese steamed bun – known as a baozi – and stuff it with cheese, tomato and other pizza toppings, came to American consultant Alex Cree during a trip with clients in southern China…READ MORE

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Red Lobster turns international to grow seafood chain

March 30, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Red Lobster turns international to grow seafood chain | FOOD SERVICE | ,

The tuna tostada and marinated octopus isn’t on Red Lobster’s American menu, but it’s a favorite at one of the company’s new eateries in Mexico City…READ MORE

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Tata ties up with Alibaba to take Tetley tea bags to China

March 30, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Tata ties up with Alibaba to take Tetley tea bags to China | FOOD & GROCERY | , , , ,

Tata Global Beverages has entered a tie-up with Alibaba Group Holding to sell Tetley tea bags through the latter’s TMall online retail channel…READ MORE

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