Trends we spotted | Week 36
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 the first carbon negative beer business, BrewDog and a French article explaining that the summer 2020 tourism season was better than expected.
Concerts in Your Car is a concert series taking place at the Ventura County Fairgrounds in California and a big funding for Shef, an Airbnb-like platform for home cooked meals.
A great sustainable initiative by Farm Brothers cookies: if you buy a pack – they will save a cookie-sized piece (12cm²) of degraded farmland and turn it in organic soil.
According to a new study, the global vegan cheese market could reach $2.5 billion by the end of 2020 and an article about NAFSIKA’S GARDEN. Cheese alternatives from Nafsika Antypas who is also the host and creator of ‘Plant-based By Nafsika’, the first vegan lifestyle series on mainstream television (A&E Network).
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BrewDog forest | BrewDog is officially the first carbon negative beer business
The Scottish multinational brewery and pub chain recently announced it became carbon negative, which makes it the world’s first international beer business to reach this status. Thanks to a £30 million investment plan, BrewDog launched a series of unprecedented initiatives to remove carbon from the atmosphere and so help the fight against climate change. More at the website of Forbes, link in the title.
France | Summer 2020 tourism season better than expected
A link to a French article at the website of ADN Tourisme, which is the national federation that represents France’s tourism offices and government travel boards. They indicate that 53% of French residents went on their annual summer holiday in July and August, which was 71% in 2019. Since almost everybody stayed in France, 94% of those travelling gave a boost to the local travel industry this way. Some territories had higher overall visitor numbers than in 2019, with some areas with an increased number of visitors for July and August by 20% or more. If you read French, link is in the title…
Concert in your car | Drive-in meets live entertainment
Concerts in Your Car is a concert series taking place at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, featuring top tier artists. The event is designed to give music fans the live show experience, while still maintaining social distancing. Think DRIVE-IN meets LIVE ENTERTAINMENT. During the concerts all CDC and State of California guidelines will be followed, and the organisation works closely with Ventura County and the City of Ventura to ensure this event meets or exceeds all recommended standards.
Our colleague Marguerita Vogelsang already wrote a blog in May 2020 about cloud clubbing in which she also mentioned the German nightclub, Club Index. They create a drive-thru nightclub, enjoying music from a car. The nightclub opened its car park to 250 cars, with each allowed two people inside, giving 500 ravers the opportunity to experience live club music for the first time in months.
Shef | An Airbnb-like platform for home cooked meals
Shef, an Airbnb-like platform for home cooked meals and a San Francisco-based startup announced a $8.8 million funding round to expand its network of chefs delivering home-cooked meals. They provide opportunities for immigrants to earn money by sharing the home cooking of their cultures.
Chefs who apply to the Shef platform must have their home kitchens certified, the requirements for which vary based on city and state food safety laws. Onboarded “shefs” set up a profile and menu, with each dish featuring a detailed list of ingredients. Those hankering for home cooking will find a wide variety of cuisines to choose from, including Shanghainese, Bangladeshi, Maldivian and more. The company estimates some shefs make an average of $1,000 per week. More at the website of Forbes, link in the title.
Global vegan cheese market to reacht $2.5 billion by the end of the year
According to a new study, the global vegan cheese market could reach $2.5 billion by the end of 2020. Market intelligence company ‘Transparency Market Research’ published the study, which predicts the overall growth. Vegan cheese products are increasingly popular as consumers and producers move away from traditional dairy. “Climate change, mounting concerns related to animal cruelty, and health are some of the leading factors that are driving the vegan movement worldwide. At present, veganism is at its peak and the trend is likely to continue in the near future,” notes the study. Northern America, Europe, and the UK currently have the majority of the vegan cheese market, while Latin America and Asia have the smallest part of the market. But according to Transparency Market Research, the popularity of cheese in the Asia Pacific region is on the rise. More at the website of Live Kindly, link in the title.
Sustainable initiative by Farm Brothers cookies
A great sustainable initiative by Farm Brothers cookies: if you buy a pack – they will save a cookie-sized piece (12cm²) of degraded farmland and turn it in organic soil. Their slow-baked cookies taste really good too and they are 100% organic, low in salt and fat, unrefined cane sugar, fibre rich, no artificial ingredients, 100% spelt, oats & rye, palm oil free and egg free.
NAFSIKA’S GARDEN | Cheese alternatives
Cheese alternatives are an easy solution to completely avoid cheese in the diet, while still enjoying the taste you love. This cheese alternative is coconut oil-based and it’s free from dairy, nuts, gluten, soy and peas (the most common allergies). It’s also palm-oil free &cholesterol free. Nafsika Antypas is the host and creator of the world’s first vegan lifestyle series on mainstream television (A&E Network), Plant-Based By Nafsika, that focuses on a plant-based diet and vegan living! Watch her explaining her mission in the video below.