Trends we spotted | Week 8
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’.
Great images of the food and interior of restaurant Condividere, the informal haute cuisine by Ferran Adrià and London is embracing the power of the pedestrian once again this summer! Westminster City Council have elected to repeat last year’s plan to turn swathes of the capital into outdoor dining and drinking spots.
McDonald’s revealed a global packaging redesign and we spotted a new sustainable, delivery app aiming to revolutionize restaurant takeout packaging, JYBE.
Top Tier Foods (TTF) in Canada is going to roll out a vegan version of wagyu beef, called ‘Waygu’, at 4000 sushi locations. And Nestle plans to produce rice-based KitKat, the KitKat V.
AiFi, an expert in frictionless autonomous shopping, will partner with Wundermart to roll out 20 autonomous convenience stores in the first quarter of 2021.
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Sometimes you see images that are so inspirational! Like the Bob Noto Parmesan ice cream in this article at Fine Dining Lovers (link in the title). We wrote about the Condividere concept by Ferran Adrià when it opened and it has been on our list to visit since then. But now we have read this article, it’s even higher on our list! I used to make Ferran Adrià’s Parmesan ice cream which is delicious and the way he serves it, looks jummy! But the interior images are inspirational as well.
To mark the start of a new decade, McDonald’s has now revealed a redesign of its global packaging. Partnering with creative agency Pearlfisher, the multi-year effort will launch a full renewal of the fast-food chain’s global packaging system. Graphic representations of iconic menu items serve to create expressive sustainable packaging that establishes a new visual language for McDonald’s that builds on its lasting legacy. Check out the 9 images at Hypebeast, link in the title.
Interesting development a delivery app that enables diners to prioritize their food delivery choices based on the use of sustainable packaging. As a first step toward a long-term solution, four visionary entrepreneurs launched JYBE in the San Francisco Bay area and Greater Los Angeles in September 2020. App users are prompted to upload photos of their take-out packaging, then indicate specific details like whether items were compostable, the amount of plastic, plastic utensils or Styrofoam. They can share additional details about the eco-friendliness of the packaging with other app users by submitting a review. JYBE provides an analysis and a score from one to four turtles. Four turtles is a high-five to the restaurant making an Earth-friendly choice. More at the website of Forbes, link in the title.
A vegan version of wagyu beef, called ‘Waygu’, is making a limited debut in the US with hopes of rolling out at 4,000 sushi locations nationwide. Vegan ‘Waygu’, a plant-based version of luxury Japanese beef cut wagyu, is set to debut at select locations in the United States. Top Tier Foods (TTF), a Canadian manufacturer that specializes in plant-based options for the sushi industry, recently partnered with North America’s largest sushi giant Advanced Fresh Concepts (AFC) to roll out its innovative vegan wagyu at trial locations operated by AFC, including inside grocery chain Rouses Supermarkets in Louisiana. AFC has more than 4,000 sushi locations in North America and is owned by Zensho Holdings, one of Japan’s largest food service companies. More at the website of VegNews, link in the title.
Interesting development: Nestle SA is adding its first vegan milk chocolate to its products as the world’s biggest food company expands beyond meat alternatives. The Swiss food giant will start offering plant-based KitKat bars this year, called KitKat V, according to Alexander von Maillot, head of Nestle’s confectionery business. The product will be for sale online and at selected stores in a handful of markets including the U.K. as a test run before a possible wider rollout. More at the website of Bloomberg, link in the title.
AiFI, an expert in frictionless autonomous shopping, will partner with Wundermart to roll out 20 autonomous convenience stores in the first quarter of 2021. Wundermart will implement AiFi’s computer vision technology into existing stores in Europe to enhance the shopping experience, remove friction at checkout, improve inventory management, and deliver in-depth consumer insights. In the near future, Wundermart and Wunderware plan to open more than 1000 locations equipped with AiFi’s technology. We wrote an article about Wundermart when they first started back here in the Netherlands and now they’re expanding into frictionless autonomous shopping! More at the website of petrolplaza, link in the title.
London is embracing the power of the pedestrian once again this summer, as Westminster City Council have elected to repeat last year’s plan to turn swathes of the capital into outdoor dining and drinking spots. Last year, some 60 streets were transformed into fashionably Europeanesque dining areas, allowing the bars and restaurants of the area to trade safely. The scheme is planned to return this year, with the first closures happening on April 12: the day Step 2 of the lockdown easing roadmap can begin.