Issue 05/08

Market Analyses Turkey & Germany, Moskow & Istanbul

This year’s fifth issue of FoodService Europe & Middle East 2008 (September/October) is on its way to readers in more than 50 countries. Once again, it includes a number of market reviews, among them a comprehensive portrait of Mowcow’s foodservice scene – a premiere! Here’s a preview on the highlights of this issue.
  • Market Research. For the very first time, we investigate the booming eating out-market in the Russian metropolis: market characteristics, major players and benchmark brands as well as facts & figures, including a brand new ranking of Russia’s top 20 restaurant companies.
  • More market analyses – we take a glance at the largest foodservice chains/companies in Germany. In addition to the 2007 sales ranking of the 50 biggest players: essentials from each market segment.
  • Another market portrait in our Middle East Section: we focus on the highly promising Turkish foodservice market. In addition, our Istanbul City Guide features some of the most interesting fine dining spots in town.
  • Pan-European Survey: turning eating and drinking into an event – all over Europe, food festivals are en vogue. Quite often on a gourmet level, featuring high-graded chefs. These culinary events attect tens of thousands of visitors or, in some cases, several hundred thousand. We present a choice of major food festivals from 10 European countries.
  • Hot Trend: salads. This all-time favourite benefits from today’s leitmotifs, such as bio, wellness and nature. Our tour of Europe reveals that customising is the big thing: made-to-order salads are particularly popular among customers in the UK.Variety is a must, and cross-over recipes are more than welcome.
  • Interview: Hong Kong born Alan Yau is considered one of Europe’s most influential restaurant innovators. Inventor of ground-breaking concepts such as Wagamama or Hakkasan, Busaba Eathai and Yauatcha, Yau is now heading for international expansion.
  • Middle East Section: impressive opening in Dubai. The ocean-themed Atlantis, The Palm resort atop the crescent of The Palm Jumeirah offers not only 1,539 rooms and one of the largest open-air marine habitats in the world, but also 17 foodservice outlets, among them four celebrity restaurants.
  • Furthermore: Hot Concepts 2008 – six award-winning concepts, selected by US magazine Nation’s Restaurant News, including Germany-born fast casual format Vapiano. Reports on Catering’s Best, event catering subsidiary of InterContinental Hotel Group, and on ALI Group’s acquisition strategy. Spotlight on the UK’s pub market one year after the introduction of the smoking ban, as well as a review of this summer’s seminary on Branding in the Restaurant Industry in Zurich.
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