The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Basque Culinary Center (BCC), VISITFLANDERS and the city of Bruges announced that the sixth UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism will take place on October 31 – November 2, 2021, in Bruges, Belgium. Under the theme of “Gastronomy Tourism: Promoting Rural Tourism and Regional Development,” the eventContinue Reading

The next 12 months will be a testing time for the GCC hotel industry, with owners and operators facing challenges on multiple fronts, according to Simon Allison, organizer of this year’s Gulf and Indian Ocean Hotel Investors’ Summit, which will take place from 14-16 November at the Al Hamra Convention Centre and WaldorfContinue Reading

HostMilano and TUTTOFOOD which took place at Fiera Milano in Rho from October 13-17, in conjunction with MEAT-TECH, exceeded all expectations. The two events attracted more than 150,000 trade visitors. “The gamble of going back to meeting in person proved to be a winner,” said Luca Palermo, CEO and general manager of FieraContinue Reading

The Salon du Chocolat was held at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles from October 28 to November 1. It was a triumphant return for the world’s largest event dedicated to chocolate, organized this year in record time to the delight of 60,000 visitors. Although the event was smaller to reflect the shortContinue Reading

From the importance of provenance to plant-powered options, here’s what we can expect to trend in the sweets & snacks industry in 2021. Join us 23-24 June for FHA Match: Sweets & Snacks to gain insights into the #sweetsandsnacks industry and learn more about current trends and challenges. You’ll alsoContinue Reading

Ghost kitchens and virtual restaurants have been the buzzwords in the U.S. (and global) restaurant industry over the last two years. The pandemic has driven an explosion in new business models, as the industry grapples with building a delivery-centric future that is financially sustainable for all stakeholders. Eat-in traffic hasContinue Reading

Everyone loves a good snack – but did you know exactly how much? Learn how COVID-19 and work from home has impacted consumer snacking habits – for the better. Learn more about sweets and snacks at our content sessions during the upcoming FHA Match: Sweets & Snacks. The snack industryContinue Reading

We all talk about when things will return to how they were in 2019 after COVID-19 is long gone. Some are optimistic; others say there’s no going back. Both may be right in various aspects, but it’s important for hoteliers to understand is what will and what will not lastContinue Reading

In 2020, the lesson learned was that ethanol is the embodiment of “Essential Energy”. Ethanol produces the renewable fuel and delivers the nutritious feed that livestock and poultry producers rely upon. Ethanol proved essential for weathering the Covid. Recognising the critical need to combat the spread of the virus, manyContinue Reading

Can you tell us a little more about Bord Bia? Bord Bia, which translates to “Irish Food Board” is the Irish government agency responsible for the promotion and marketing of Irish food and drink.  My team work directly with Irish dairy, meat, seafood and beverage producers to help them findContinue Reading

We sit down with FHA Match: Dairy content session speakers Sonalie Figueiras, Founder & Editor-in-Chief (Green Queen Media), Katrin Friedrichs, Senior Dairy Market Analyst, IFCN Dairy Research Center, Akhil Eashwar Aiyar, Market Analyst, Insights & Innovation Innova Market Insights and Tim Hill, Key Accounts Director, GlobalData to learn more aboutContinue Reading

Beer suffered quite heavily during 2020, primarily due to its reliance on the on-premise. Beer markets in Italy, the UK and Colombia were amongst those particularly hard hit due to lockdown restrictions. Traditional inbound tourism hubs continue to hurt. Some brewers also faced legislative issues, notably full bans on theContinue Reading

Flavor Flavor and taste is still the most important factor for consumers when choosing food and beverages. Although consumers are moving towards better-for-you and healthier alternatives within their everyday diets, flavor still takes precedent. FMCG Gurus consumer insights show that over a third of consumers state that when deciding whatContinue Reading

Looking at the Japanese snack market, Japanese potato chips products are a highly active category. Every year in the Japanese market, a large number of highly creative, innovative and interesting products are launched, making it an important market that leads the world in potato chip product innovation. Compared to ChineseContinue Reading

Southeast Asia is one of the fastest-growing regions for coffee globally. According to Euromonitor International, retail sales of coffee in the six biggest Southeast Asian economies—Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam—reached USD6.5 billion in 2019, a 6% compound annual growth rate between 2014-2019, compared to a global averageContinue Reading

The first records of dairy consumption dates back to 6000BC – but did you know that humans weren’t even able to digest milk back then? Learn more about dairy and what its place is in a plant-based alternative hungry world. Learn more about everything dairy at our content sessions duringContinue Reading