Starbucks Corp. is expanding its market outside U.S. Starbucks, in venture with Tata Global Beverages Ltd., has plans to open first 50 coffee shops in India by August this year. Starbucks believes that this is Starbucks move to tap rising coffee consumption in the world’s fastest major growing economy after China. It seems like Starbucks might have to face quite a few challenges to enter into a nation of tea lovers.
Cancun, Mexico, has a new tourist destination that combines sculptures and snorkeling. The story began in 2009, when a monumental underwater museum called MUSA (Museo Subacuático de Arte) was formed in the waters, beneath the wise land surrounding Cancun, Isla Mujeres and Punta Nizuc. Cancun underwater museum features around 400 life-sizes concrete sculptures.
Starbucks Corp., the world’s biggest coffee-shop chain, which proved the world that there’s nothing as paying too much for a cup of coffee, is planning to experiment with wine and beer, the two elixirs that Americans love. Food and Beverage magazines believe that Starbucks is looking to differentiate itself from competitors, by entering into an alcoholic beverage segment. Well, it seems that happy hours are back again for California and Atlanta.
Guess who’s back in Chapter 11! The Twinkie maker, Hostess is preparing to cut down its high costs as it reverts back into bankruptcy protection for the second time in almost less than a decade. It has been just three years that the Twinkie maker emerged from an earlier restructuring.
Heineken’s flagship beer has lost U.S. market share to the likes of Belgium’s Stella Artois over the last five years, and is using Dos Equis, which Heineken acquired in 2010, as way to boost that market share once more. Sales of Dos Equis beer rose 17 percent for the quarter ending in October 2011, compared with Heineken’s 1-percent sales decline and industry wide declines of about 2 percent.
In many parts of the United States, it has been a mild winter thus far. Although more people are enjoying the unusually “warm” weather for December, ski resorts don't like it, as it has meant little snow for winter travelers. Ski resorts are hoping to see some snow in the next few weeks, or this season might be a bad one for this sector of the hospitality industry.
Coconut water is the latest trend from the beverage industry, hitting store shelves all over the world and roping in consumers through fruity flavors and touted health benefits.
Space travel may no longer be restricted to astronauts as industry leaders around the world are working to develop commercial space flight and to make space tourism the new thing to do over winter vacation. Just how close are we to making space tourism and commercial space flight something that the middle class can do, instead of just the extremely wealthy?
We often get jumbled up when it comes to choosing the right holiday destination. And we usually feel skeptical when we hear names that have never been heard before. Are you in search of a peaceful and private place to spend your holiday? Just leave all your confusions behind; for this is one of the world's most beautiful and most private places; a place you might never have heard of. But it’s worth a try.
The new year is less than a month away. That means predictions, educated guesses, punditry on what is to come for the next 12 months regarding the food and beverage industry, and all other industries for that matter. Here's what Industry Leaders points out as some of the “to watch” food and beverage trends for 2012:
Luxury hotels all over the world are making innovative changes to their luxury offerings in order to attracts guests in a way the competition doesn't. This roundup covers a few of the more interesting offerings from luxury hotels that improve the luxury experience for guests in ways that haven't been done before.
Jeno Paulucci, inventor of the pizza roll, past away on Thursday at the age of 93. The food magnate dies just four days after his wife, Lois. The cause of death was renal and coronary failure. Paulucci is survived by his daughter Gina, his son, Michael; another daughter, Cindy Selton; four grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
Hotels in Europe are doing well in spite of the ongoing Eurozone Crisis, according to the latest numbers from the European hospitality industry. Although the Eurozone Crisis has made it hard for the expansion of hotels in Europe, the hotels in Europe that currently exist are meeting the numbers they had at this time in 2010.
With the holiday season beginning in less than a week, many breweries are coming up with their 2011 holiday beers for consumers to pair with Thanksgiving turkeys and Christmas hams. Fortunately, there's no eggnog beer or cranberry beer in the mix. Perhaps those will be some of the holiday beers of 2012? Anyway, here are what some breweries around the world are offering as Christmas beers this holiday season.
China's hospitality industry is doing well right now as three major hotel chains in the past announced this week that they will be opening new hotels in China. China has become a very important market in the hospitality industry as more and more people are choosing to visit China while more Chinese are making visits around the country and staying in hotels in China. China received over 56 million international visits in 2010 and is also world's third largest market for outbound tourists.
Starbucks Coffee acquired the California-based juice maker Evolution Fresh this week for $30 million. Juice maker Evolution Fresh makes natural fruit and vegetable fruit blends, and is one of the few large-scale companies left that still uses real fruit and vegetables, instead of pureed or powdered ingredients. Evolution Fresh juice is already carried on the West Coast in grocery stores such as Safeway, Costco and Whole Foods.
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