Trends we spotted | Week 52 2021

3-1-2022

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  • Bagels & Beans opent in de Brabander, Tilburg
  • Tapestry by Hilton -Cosmopolita Rome
  • KFC_Green_Marketing_Campaign
  • Skybar Paris on the rooftop of Pullman Paris Montparnasse

At horecatrends.com we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the other trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

With this week links to articles amongst others about the first beer spa in France and in Paris opened the first European Skybar on the rooftop of the Pullman Paris Montparnasse.

In Belgium La Trappe Beer introduced a modern and sustainable habit for the monks of the Koningshoeven Abbey, created by G-Star RAW.

The VersaValet by Standard Textile is a laundry collection bag that doubles as clean return garment bag. And the Vegan Babybel cheese, covered with green wax is available on the UK market at the Sainsbury’s supermarkets.

An interesting article at VegNews about ‘turning beer waste into vegan eggs and milk’ by Anheuser-Busch InBev. And Italy will welcome its first Tapestry Collection by Hilton Hotel in Rome’s Historic Centre this year, Cosmopolita Rome.

McDonald’s China is testing ‘Green Charging Bike’ at 2 stores, the bikes are created by waste and help their guests to charge for example their phone. And KFC China launched an interactive section on its Super App addressing topics including “Exploring Carbon Reduction” and “The Journey to Carbon Neutrality”. A green rewards program.

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JAMES horeca | Platform for temporary staff in the Dutch hospitality industry

3-1-2022

  • JAMES horecaAMES horeca app in Amsterdam
  • JAMES horeca app in Den BoschJAMES horeca app in Den Bosch
  • JAMES horeca app in NijmegenJAMES horeca app in Nijmegen
  • JAMES horeca app in UtrechtJAMES horeca app in Utrecht

Although we are not forced to hire new employees for a while, it is wise to check how you can get staff once we can reopen. The shortage of staff has been a reason for many companies to close several times slots in the past year here in the Netherlands.

JAMES horeca, a platform for temporary staff with an app for hospitality employees, could help compensate for the current shortage. Thanks to their 360-degree approach, they find, train, and captivate employees who help the Dutch hospitality industry at events, restaurants, bars, and clubs. With the result of always having trained people on location, something in which they are distinctive and progressive.

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Hotels for Trees | Blycolin becomes Founding Partner

16-12-2021

  • Blycolin founding partner of Hotels for TreesBlycolin founding partner of Hotels for Trees
  • Blycolin founding partner of Hotels for TreesBlycolin founding partner of Hotels for Trees

Blycolin becomes Founding Partner of Hotels for Trees. The international specialist in linen service for the hospitality industry offers the foundation financial support for further European growth. Furthermore, Blycolin will promote the concept among its more than 2,000 hotel customers.

Hotels for Trees is committed to making hotel room cleaning more sustainable by converting savings into planting trees. Until now they have planted 5,000 trees, their goal for 2022 is 100,000 trees and by 2025 even 1 million trees. It is an easy concept to implement for both the hotels and their guests. A number of renowned Dutch hotels are already participating, such as Grand Hotel De Draak, Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin, Banks Mansion and Hotel Kapellerput. More about this concept in this article.

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Trends we spotted | Week 48

7-12-2021

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  • Williams Premium Canned CocktailsWilliams Premium Canned Cocktails
  • Bacardi Global Master BlenderBacardi Global Master Blender

At horecatrends.com we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the other trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

With this week links to…. Bacardi who has announced Astrophel “Troy” Arquiza as the new Global Master Blender for BACARDÍ® rum (the “Maestro de Ron”). And high-quality cocktails from Williams Premium such as the Margarita, Daiquiri, Espresso Martini and Old fashioned are now available in cans.

Butcher and steakhouse owner John Stirk, thought the price of the golden Tomahawk steak at Salt Bae’s new restaurant (in London) was way too high. Stirk Italian Steakhouse now has a much more affordable golden ‘Stirk-Bae’ on his menu…

Wagyu beef is known all over the world as a very exclusive piece of meat. But in Japan you simply ‘pull’ the steak from a vending machine these days! New on the market is the food safety device from Asus, which lets you know whether you have washed your fruit and vegetables sufficiently.

Foodspotting.com preceded the introduction of the app known as Foodspotting. The site allowed its users to take pictures of food that they loved. It was bought by OpenTable in 2013 and doesn’t exist anymore. ChefsTemp on about what happened to this app!

Designer water: this year’s limited-edition glass bottle of Evian water has been covered in Snowflakes by designer Not Vital. A collaboration with Moncler. Another great campaign for the Holiday Season in the UK, this time for the Bounty Bar: ‘The Lonely Bounty’.

 Online cooking tutorials called ‘The Secrets of French Cuisine’ at the website of ‘Fine Dining Lovers’. We included the tutorial of the ultimate croque monsieur! And the same website gives you all the details behind the 100 days pop-up in Paris: restaurant ADMO!

Chiqueolatte opened its 8th location in The Hague and The Hoxton hotel group will open four new hotels in Europe in 2022. Tony’s Chocolonely announced that it will not build its own chocolate factory in the near future.

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Trends we spotted | Week 47 

26-11-2021

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At horecatrends.com or hospitalitytrends.eu we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the other trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

With this week links to articles about amongst others McDonald’s Germany that is testing reusables in 10 restaurants and the platform Foodsteps that helps food businesses monitor their carbon emissions.

‘The most beautiful butcher shop in the world, Victor Churchill’ opened a new butcher shop in Melbourne, check out the great images in this article. And Pizza Hut USA unveils their new, limited edition holiday Hut Shop.

The Savoy in London has unveiled the world’s first champagne forest, great decoration inspiration! And On Giving Tuesday (November 30), KFC will donate $1 for each KFC Chicken Sandwich sold to to Blessings in a Backpack.

 ‘Illegal Chips’ come in flavors like horse meat, Casu Marzu and poison blowfish. And a link to all the winners of McDonald’s anti-littering contest in Finland, with great ideas!

Get your pet in a festive mood at 29 Hilton locations in the UK and Ireland with a three course dog menu. Our office dog would love this menu!  

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The Teleportel Telework D.I.Y. Reception eliminates infections

15-11-2021

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  • The D.I.Y. reception by TeleportelThe D.I.Y. reception by Teleportel
  • The D.I.Y. reception by TeleportelThe D.I.Y. reception by Teleportel

During one of the worst surges in coronavirus infections, companies are facing a need to implement remote measures such as teleworking. Teleportel, a company located in Belgium, has come with a ‘Do-It-Yourself’ Reception. Teleportel (since 2001) is global market leader in Live Video Receptions over Distance.

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NL Delivery Game | Meal deliverers safer and more aware on the road

9-11-2021

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  • NLVVM horeca trendsNLVVM

Since the corona pandemic, the number of meal deliveries in the Netherlands has increased excessively. According to the Food Service Institute Netherlands (FSIN), this market grew by 37% compared to 2019. This development is leading to an increasing number of meal delivery in the industry, especially the 16 to 24 year old age group. According to Veilig Verkeer Nederland (the Safe Traffic Association Netherlands (VVN), this age group takes more risks in traffic, which means that they are more likely to be involved in accidents. To prevent this, the Dutch Association of Meal Delivery Services (NLVVM) has created the NL Delivery Game. The initiators – consisting of ten large delivery chains – join forces and launched this training game for the more than 20,000 meal deliverers they employ. In the game, the traffic and behavioral rules of the Safe Traffic Association Netherlands are tested. Resulting in more meal deliverers safer on the road and more aware in traffic.

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Kitchen robot Flippy 2 | Increase efficiency in the QSR sector

4-11-2021

  • Kitchen Robot Flippy 2 - credits Miso RoboticsKitchen Robot Flippy 2 - credits Miso Robotics

Miso Robotics, a start-up company that is transforming the foodservice industry with robotics, revealed their newest model of their Flippy: kitchen robot Flippy 2. With the help of all the learnings at one of the restaurants of the QSR brand White Castle of Flippy 1, the newer model takes over the work for an entire frying station and is able to perform twice as much food preparation tasks compared to the previous model.

An ideal employee for in your QSR kitchen! Do you want to read more on robots in the hospitality world, check out our articles on robots here

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Trends we spotted | Week 42

18-10-2021

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At horecatrends.com or hospitalitytrends.eu we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the other trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

With this week links to articles about NANKA that makes patties from Jack Fruit in combination with mushrooms, chicken and beef to help meat-eaters to reduces their meat intake in Malaysia. And in Germany Essity and McDonald’s are recycling the paper cups into toilet paper.

The Brooklyn Dumpling Shop from New York is growing fast through franchising, they’re opening 5 new locations in Florida. And the Singapore-born, Instagram-famous Paradise Group debuted in California last September with their Rainbow Soup Dumplings!

The Dutch cider producers and importers of CiderCider will open ‘the Ciderbar’ in Rotterdam Hofbogen by the end of December. And in Groningen the first RavioliBar in the Netherlands opened. They make fresh ravioli daily!

The Cheesecake Factory has been sharing a slew of their incredible recipes for readers to make in their own kitchens since the COVID-19 crisis. Inspirational! And the Dutch Vegan Junk Food Bar will open in Germany this fall.

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Trends we spotted | Week 41

12-10-2021

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At horecatrends.com or hospitalitytrends.eu we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the other trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

With this week amongst others, links to articles about the expansion of Paris based restaurant Cala, they use robotica to create fresh pasta dishes. And supermarket Jumbo in the Netherlands designates 200 cash registers for ‘checkout chats’ or as they call them ‘kletskassa’s’.

In their stories Starbucks re-announced their global ‘Starbucks Greener Stores’ commitment and McDonald’s announced that they will accelerate climate actions to reach net zero emissions by 2050. Promising is the affiliation with organizations as the United Nations (McDonald’s) and the SCS Global Services and World Wildlife Fund by Starbucks.

Accor & Ennismore announced a joint venture in which both chains contribute their added value. The joint venture will make Ennismore the largest and fastest growing lifestyle hospitality company.

A great initiative by 3 French companies: the Citroën Skate. Citroën created 3 new service pods with Accor and JCDecaux: Sofitel En Voyage, Pullman Power Fitness and JCDecaux City Provider.

Grey Poupon, the mustard brand created a limited edition La Moutarde Vin. A viognier wine infused with mustard seeds, would you like to try it?

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