Month: February 2016

Tesco takes full ownership of artisan coffee chain Harris+Hoole


UK – Tesco has taken full ownership in artisan-style coffee chain Harris + Hoole, in a sign the supermarket giant is not giving up on its attempts to diversify into non-grocery ventures, The Guardian reported. Harris + Hoole now has 43 outlets, including 29 in Tesco stores, and employs more than 500 people, but losses widened to £25.6m in the year

Europe seduced by Specialty Coffee? From London to Eastern Europe


London was a pioneer in a new trend that is growing across Europe. It’s called “specialty coffee” and goes through consumers education, exploration, knowledge, and awareness for quality coffee. It may not be a coincidence if the coffee market in the UK has grown by 12-16% over 2015, based on CoffeeBI’s insights, but it’s a sign of a vibrant environment around

Intergastra returns at Messe Stuttgart from 20 to 24 February 2016


Intergastra, one of the most important international trade fairs in Europe, returns at Messe Stuttgart from 20 to 24 February 2016. A huge overview of new developments and innovations in the hospitality branch (hotel, gastronomy, community catering, confectionary, and of course cafés) that represents the largest meeting point for the industry in Germany with around 1,300 exhibitors The exhibition halls

Vietnam’s robusta coffee production to be affected by El Niño


Serious water shortages brought by the El Niño weather phenomenon are expected to hit coffee production in Vietnam’s Central Highlands, the country’s key growing region, in the first half of 2016, an industry body said on Tuesday, according to the Vietnam Coffee and Cocoa Association. “The situation with drought will seriously affect robusta coffee production in the Central Highlands,” the association said

Dunkin’ Donuts Continues European Expansion

Dunkin’ Donuts Continues European Expansion

One of the world’s leading coffee chains, Dunkin’ Donuts, announced that it has made significant strides in its European expansion efforts in 2015 with the opening of 55 new restaurants with its franchisees across the region. Over the past year, the company has celebrated first restaurant openings in Denmark, Georgia, Iceland and Poland, marking the brand’s continued expansion into new European markets,

Hotelympia, the UK’s largest hospitality event, back to London

Hotelympia, the UK’s largest foodservice and hospitality event, returns to London’s ExCeL from February 29th to March 3rd. The exhibition brings in the UK the broadest range of future trends, fresh talent and attractions, new products, key exhibitors and insightful speakers. It will be all about operator needs, and the requirements of their business and their customers. From hotels and restaurants