Archives April 2017

Eateries to protest service charge, stay shut on May 1

April 28, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Eateries to protest service charge, stay shut on May 1 | FOOD SERVICE |

If you are planning to dine out on May 1, it would be better to shelve the plan for now as restaurants in the Capital have decided to shut shop on the day to protest against the government advisory on service charge. Armed with their referendum of demands, mainly focussed on the service charge, the eatery owners will also stage a protest at Jantar Mantar on Labour Day…READ MORE

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McDonald’s to expand food delivery with UberEats

April 28, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on McDonald’s to expand food delivery with UberEats | FOOD SERVICE |

McDonald’s is set to expand its UberEats food delivery service by the end of June. The Oak Brook, Illinois-based fast food chain has been testing delivery via the UberEats app at 200 restaurants in Florida since late last year. Soon, more customers across the U.S. will be able to order and pay for food via their smartphones…READ MORE

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Starbucks results disappoint, new CEO must brew up growth

April 28, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Starbucks results disappoint, new CEO must brew up growth | FOOD SERVICE |

Starbucks Corp’s new chief executive has a tall order to fill in keeping the world’s biggest coffee chain’s promise to return to historic growth rates amidst stubborn U.S. restaurant and retail slumps…READ MORE

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Zomato raises $20 million

April 28, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Zomato raises $20 million | FOOD SERVICE | KEEP READING

Britain’s Marks & Spencer to trial online grocery service

April 28, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Britain’s Marks & Spencer to trial online grocery service | FOOD & GROCERY |

British retailer Marks & Spencer is to trial an online grocery shopping service this year, it said on Thursday, conceding it could no longer ignore the fastest growing segment of the market…READ MORE

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What shoppers really think about… frozen food

April 28, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on What shoppers really think about… frozen food | FOOD & GROCERY |

Growth in frozen food has frozen solid this past year. Value hasn’t budged an inch; volume sales have crept up a measly 0.3% [Kantar Worldpanel 52 w/e 29 January 2017]. Only ice cream, desserts and veggie protein dishes have shown any significant growth out of the major frozen food categories. Why?…READ MORE

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Coca-Cola president Kini to exit the company

April 28, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Coca-Cola president Kini to exit the company | FOOD & GROCERY | ,

New Delhi: Beverage maker Coca-Cola president Venkatesh Kini is moving out of company after a three and a half year stint at the top…READ MORE

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Hypermarket chain Spar plans to launch new store format

April 28, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Hypermarket chain Spar plans to launch new store format | FOOD & GROCERY |

Dubai-based Landmark Group’s hypermarket chain, Spar, is planning to launch a new type of retail store in India positioned between the hypermarket and supermarket formats, in a bid to expand its footprint faster…READ MORE

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Regaining the lost heritage of Connaught Place’s restaurants

April 27, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Regaining the lost heritage of Connaught Place’s restaurants | FOOD SERVICE |

Delhi’s commercial business district of Connaught Place has been the heart and soul of its iconic restaurants for decades. With a new-found resurgence of Gastro-Pubs in CP, some of these old world restaurants have received a second lease of life, especially after the Commonwealth Games renovation project was completed nearly seven years ago…READ MORE

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Olive Group to triple casual fine dining restaurants by 2022

April 27, 2017 |by indiafood forum | Comments Off on Olive Group to triple casual fine dining restaurants by 2022 | FOOD SERVICE | ,

Olive Bar and Kitchen, which runs casual fine dining restaurants like the Olive Bistro and SodaBottleOpenerWala, plans to more than triple the number of restaurants to 100 units by March 2022, said a top company executive…READ MORE

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