Trends we spotted | Week 31
At Horecatrends we spot a lot of national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write articles about, the smaller trends we use in our column ‘Trends we spotted this week’. This week amongst others, wellness specialists’ in supermarkets and a serie of wine lables with famous works of art.
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Wellness specialists’ walk store aisles to help you to make healthier choices, but don’t judge what’s in your cart
New in the retail section: The Raley’s Supermarket created “wellness specialist” positions at the 35,000-square-foot store at 2075 Fair Oaks Blvd. branch. The wellness specialist involve direct interaction with customers. If lucky you’ll find a “wellness champion” in the West Sacramento-based grocer’s chain, thanks to a program that has been gradually instituted over the past year, according to Raley’s spokeswoman Chelsea Minor. The champions’ primary mission is to help educate Raley’s team members on wellness initiatives, healthy foods and sustainability. The store’s “wellness hub” is the latest invention in the local grocer’s two-year effort to serve increasingly health-conscious consumers and compete with rival grocery store operators that have grown or moved into the Northern California market over the past decade. Since 2015, Raley’s has announced everything from cage-free eggs to fresh seafood offerings from only sustainable sources.
The Roca brothers, winners of ‘world’s best restaurant’ not once but twice, are getting ready to open their own chocolate factory in Girona, Spain. The project will see the talented chef Yordi Roca create chocolates using cacao from Peru. The brothers, who are the brains and brawn behind El Celler de Can Roca, have yet to reveal more details — much to our frustration — but in the meantime, we shall have to settle for testing out the gelateria called Rocambolesc that is also run by the brothers in the city.
Momofuku’s David Chang is to finally open a restaurant in LA, he’s announced. The 5000-square-foot restaurant, tentatively called North Spring, will be on Naud Street on the edges of Chinatown, close to Dodger Stadium in the East of the city, according to Eater LA. It’s expected to open late 2017.
An new app by chef René Redzepi’s to help users find edible plants, in different environments every season. Foraging app Vild Mad is launched to help users find the freshest ingredients possible in their own surrounding, straight from the earth. Chef René Redzepi has created the platform to integrate foraging into people’s way of food sourcing. He hopes the app will act as a guide to finding other commonly used ingredients for meals and snacks, getting more people outside along the way.
The PROVOCATEUR wine series branding is the conceptual design work of iconic branding and comes as a modern interpretation of how wine labels can make a statement. This playful design makes the somewhat staunch world of wine appear more approachable for anyone to enjoy. Would be a great idea for every museum!
McDonald’s made their cardboard drink trays (used to keep beverages stabilized with takeout) after use, transferable to a real Boombox. The drink tray works to allow a smartphone of any make or model to be amplified through the unit without requiring any electricity to do so. Check out the article.