For ethnic variety or better-for-you choices, finger foods fit the bill

By Laura McGuire There’s something that makes finger foods hard to resist. Perhaps it is the breaking from the formality of utensils, or maybe it is the often-indulgent positioning associated with these offerings. It could also be that finger foods come in such varied shapes and sizes—ranging from poppable snack bites to more substantial handhelds. […]

Mintel announces five global food and drink trends for 2018

Press release Mintel, the world’s leading market intelligence agency, has announced five key trends set to impact the global food and drink market over the coming year. In 2018, expect to see transparency and traceability for all, regardless of their income. From ingredient scares to political bombshells, self-care has become a priority for many and one […]

Foodservice traffic grows in every global market outside of U.S. in second quarter

Quick service segment and delivery services were key drivers of global visit growth Press release With the U.S. being the exception, foodservice markets across the world realized various degrees of visit growth in the quarter ending June this year, reports The NPD Group, a leading global information company. European markets continued their solid, if unspectacular, recovery; […]

Cakes offer tradition with a twist to please diners

By Sean Moon As a dessert staple, cakes have been a favourite on restaurant menus and family dining tables for generations. While the basic ingredients and traditional recipes have not changed much over the years, for those looking for exciting new flavours, health-conscious options and value-added dessert offerings, many diners and foodservice operators are finding […]

The global foodservice market improved in the third quarter despite economic and social turmoil

Press release The global foodservice industry held steady in the third quarter and performed better than the previous quarter in spite of strong headwinds — an earthquake in Italy, a terror attack in France, a potential recession in Canada, concerns over the impact of Brexit, and two years of a deep recession in Brazil, reports The […]

OpenTable helps Canadians take a seat at the global dining table

Press release Enabled by OpenTable, local language bookings at more than 38,000 restaurants around the world open up a truly global dining network for Canadians to explore OpenTable, the world’s leading online restaurant booking platform, has announced new functionality that will enable diners to search, discover and make reservations at restaurants across the globe in […]

Three steps to get, retain and develop your customers

By Matt Rolfe The purpose of the majority of marketing and promotions activity is to drive people into your business. It is a way to get customers inside your four walls rather than those of your competitors. Based on all of the activity to drive people into your location I encourage you to ask yourself […]

Seven cocktail trends to watch

By Gavin MacMillan From Polynesian cocktails in 2015 to aged sipping rums in 2016, what’s old has truly become new again. Looking back over the past quarter century we have seen significant changes, from the way guests expect cocktails to the way bartenders are presenting them. Whether it’s oversized fruity martini cocktails, bottled ready-to-drink mixes […]

Introducing a global kitchen to kitchen cooking experience – The Chef & The Dish

Press release People across the world now have a brand new way to experience global food culture. The Chef & The Dish is a new interactive online cooking experience, allowing home-cooks to connect live with top-chefs and cooking instructors from across the globe. Food enthusiasts can select from tens of private, online cooking classes and […]