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Amazon-Deliveroo-deal under investigation, Tim Hortons losing its president and 5 restaurant predicitions for 2020

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Amazon investigated for Deliveroo deal
Following a previous threat, the Competition & Markets Authority in the UK is now launching an in-depth investigation into Amazon's investment in the delivery service provider. (Approx. reading time: 3 min.)

Pizza Hut is launching a vegan pizza for "Veganuary"
The plant based "Pepperphoni" pizza is made with pea protein. All in all, this is the seventh vegan offering on the UK menu of the pizza chain. (Approx. reading time: 2 min.)

Brewdog offers alcohol-free beer for "Dry January"
The two new additions, Hazy AF and Wake up Call, are pretty much alcohol-free versions of already existing Brewdog beers. (Approx. reading time: 2 min.)

Weekly Research Bite
Are Nordic countries really drinking more beer? Are Latin countries wine drinkers? A good question! In fact, France is the only country where there is more wine consumed in restaurants than beer. Beer is more popular in all other European countries (Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain). Spaniards and Germans, for example, drink twice more beer than wine.


5 restaurant predictions for 2020
Market research firm Technomic offers operators an outlook into the challenges and opportunities of the next year. (Approx. reading time: 4 min.)

Alex Macedo steps down
The president of Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons will leave the brand in March 2020. A replacement has not been named. (Approx. reading time: 3 min.)


How to create a successful delivery-focused business
Forbes magazine has compiled a selection of articles aimed at operators who want to start their own business. Part three takes a closer look at delivery. (Approx. reading time: 4 min.)

The top 9 delivery stories of the year
Trade journal NRN compiled a list of the most memorable restaurant technology and delivery news of 2019. (Approx. reading time: 3 min.)

Amazon delivery grew over the holidays
With an increase by more than 80 %, the delivery service of the ecommerce retailer delivered tens of millions grocery items from Whole Foods Market and Amazon Fresh this holiday season. (Approx. reading time: 2 min.)

By the way

Life as a food vlogger
Trevor James, known on youtube under the name The Food Ranger, takes his viewers to China and its street food culture. (Approx. reading time: 5 min.)