Trends we spotted | Week 52
At Horecatrends we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the smaller trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.
This week, amongst others about two location of Jamie’s Pizzeria in the Netherlands in 2018 and new about two food hall concepts in the United States of America.
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Jamie Oliver announced that they will be opening two locations of his concept Jamie’s Pizzeria in the city of Tilburg at the Pieter Vreedeplein and in Arnhem on the Koningsstraat in 2018. We already have 2 Jamie’s Italian Restaurants in The Hague and Rotterdam.
Hershey Co (HSY.N), the maker of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Hershey’s Kisses, is nearing a deal to buy SkinnyPop parent Amplify Snack Brands (BETR.N) for $1.6 billion, CNBC reported on Monday, the 18th of December. Global food manufacturers have been struggling with weakening growth as consumers seek healthier foods. Pennsylvania-based Hershey has been boosting its portfolio in snacks, which are typically lower-margin products than candy. The idea for the take-over of Amplify snacks is from Michelle Buck, to strengthen the position of Hershey in the snack market. This after the fact that Mondolez, the maker of the Oreo, Lu and Tuc cookies, Milka and Côte d’Or, made a vain attempt to incorporate Hershey.
Chef René Redzepi of the former restaurant Noma in Copenhagen explains in a video in this article why they didn’t open Noma 2.0 this December but early next year. He is also offering two people the chance to be there on opening night, all expenses paid. All you have to do is donate at least $10 via Omaze for your chance to win (the more you donate the greater chance you have; so $10 gets you 100 entries, $25 gets you 250, etc). All the money goes to help fund MAD, Redzepi’s non-profit organisation that holds a symposium of the same name every year in Copenhagen.
Disappointed with much of the airport food on offer around the nation, a trio of restaurants in San Francisco led by Tartine have announced that they will open Manufactory Food Hall inside San Francisco International Airport. Scheduled to open in mid-2018, the 3,200-square-foot hall will feature another outpost of Elizabeth Prueitt and her husband Chad Robertson’s Tartine empire. The duo that started with a bakery in San Francisco has now expanded into a coffee company, another restaurant, and plans to open in Downtown Los Angeles. They’ll be joined at SFO by Pim Techamuanvivit of Thai Restaurant Kin Khao and Gabriela Cámara, whose modern Mexican restaurants Cala in San Francisco and Contramar in Mexico City have won raves.
New product Slowd is a bag of natural grains that slow down the ripening process of fresh vegetables, fruit and herbs. Consumers and companies are able to keep their vegetables, fruit and herbs fresh for a longer period of time. They have less to throw away, save money and contribute to the fight against food waste. This article explains how Slowd works.
Two years after the announcement of opening a Bourdain Market on Pier 57, the project has now been cancelled. Globe-trotting TV celebrity Anthony Bourdain announced on Friday that he’s no longer working to open the sprawling, Singapore street hawker-inspired food hall on the far west side development. Bourdain says in a statement the project has been ‘challenging’ and that they still hadn’t signed an official lease with developers RXR Realty and YoungWoo and Associates. He added that he still hopes to pursue the project in New York City.