Issue 02/10

Coffee Bar Ranking & World Cup Country South Africa

The second 2010 issue of FoodService Europe & Middle East is on its way to readers in over 50 countries of the world – this time with no less than four main themes including our annual ranking of Europe’s biggest coffee-bar concepts (by locations) and a look at the foodservice scene in South Africa – the host of this year’s World Cup.

But firstly, Part II of our pan-European survey of in-store restaurants with reports from The Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Russia and Poland. The success, relevance and perspectives of the sector differ greatly from country to country – in Germany, for example, in-store foodservice is currently under pressure, especially in downtown locations. In The Netherlands, by contrast, the segment is characterised by innovativeness and a great popularity.

As always in the second issue of the year, we take a look at Europe’s leading coffee-bar players by outlets. For the first time, three brands have succeeded in clearing the 1,000-unit hurdle: Costa Coffee, McCafé and Starbucks. We present the Top 70 ranking supplemented by detailed comments.

Our Middle East Section concentrates once again on Istanbul and this time spotlights the booming shopping-centre scene, which is distinguished by over 70 malls and numerous new entrants, most of them with a considerable emphasis on foodservice. At these malls, shoppers find a high concentration of international brands and numerous concepts by local players - fascinating! We present a selection of ten remarkable formulas, most of them multiplied. Plus, background information on the shopping-centre boom in Istanbul – and a portrait of the spectacular Istanbul Forum, which was opened at the end of last year.

Our interview in this issue is with one of the protagonists of the Istanbul foodservice scene. Over 15 years ago, Baris Tansever, Chairman of the Turkish Foodservice Association, TURYID, revolutionised the Istanbul restaurant landscape with his Sunset Grill and Bar. The trendsetter explains why Istanbul has become an international foodservice hotspot – and what challenges the city holds in store for restaurateurs.

With the World Cup nearing rapidly, we take a look at the foodservice scene in South Africa. Our portrait not only reveals an unusually large number of domestic names among the country’s major players but also explains how this came about. One of them, the Nando’s chicken chain, is not only a force to be reckoned with in South Africa but also internationally. Additionally, we take a look at the two main hospitality caterers for the World Cup, both of them from Germany.

All this and more on 90 densely packed pages!