Issue 01/2015

Milan City Guide, Summit Report, Hotel Catering & Design

The first issue of the new year is on its way to readers in over 50 countries around the world. Special features this time: our City Guide to Milan, hotel design and catering, and part 2 of our Summit report.
Milan: the Lombard metropolis is Italy’s biggest finance centre and the venue for Expo 2015 in the summer. More than 20 million visitors are expected to attend this spectacular world exhibition from 1 May to 31 October. On this occasion, we present a City Guide for professionals from the hospitality industry: our tour of Milan’s multi-faceted foodservice scene reveals the most important trends and concepts, as well as the latest hot spots.

Hotel dining and hotel design: we portray Hamburg’s 25hours hotel group, which currently runs seven hotels in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. With its individual design and contemporary foodservice concepts (Heimat, Neni, Goldman …), the brand is a great success among its target group of young ‘urban nomads’.

Brand new in FoodService Europe & Middle East is the Hotel Design section, in which we will regularly present extraordinary hotel designs and their F&B concepts with inspiring images. Kicking off the series is the Six Senses Zighy Bay resort in Oman.

Summit: Part 2 of our report from the 15th European Foodservice Summit in Zurich with summaries of the lectures by Prof Gerd Gigerenzer (rationale versus intuitive decisions) and Robert Nagele, Sales Director of Billa (foodservice in supermarkets), and the Round Table-Discussion on foodservice trends at transport and retail locations. Plus: two participants with entrepreneurs’ statements.

Our Pan-European Survey revolves around bakery cafés – one of the most dynamic segments in the whole European away-from-home market. The transformation of the traditional baker to a bakery foodservice professional is in full swing – both artisan bakers and bakery chains are increasing their turnover with snacks and beverages for eating on site and to go. The motto for many: greater food expertise beyond bakery snacks and increasingly up-market store design.

In our Middle East Section, we take a look at Saudi Arabia. The region’s biggest economy offers lucrative perspectives for foodservice players – as well as a number of obstacles. Three players report on ways to success in the kingdom.

And finally: food and foodservice trends in the USA, 2015. Concepts to Watch from four European countries. And a portrait of Manitowoc Foodservice in our Supplier Section: the company with an extensive portfolio of brands ranks among the leading one-stop suppliers of professional technology for the global foodservice business.