Once the country's capital, St. Petersburg is still considered the cultural heart of Russia. With 5 m inhabitants, it is also Russia's second largest city. Every year, its splendid palaces, magnificentcathedrals, elegant bridges and rich museum collections attractthousands of tourists, especially during the White Nights seasonthat lasts from May to July. The gastronomic landscape is just asrich as the historical one. | more |
After more than a decade of rapid growth, the UK branded coffee-shop market is defying all previous expectations with a current growth rate 7-8 times that of the British economy. While the good old cup of tea remains a national treasure, in recent years coffee has won the hearts and wallets of many British consumers. There appears to be no end to the trend to café culture which began more than a decade ago. An analysis by Allegra Strategies. | more |
Comparative insights into the recent performance of the European outof-home market, nurtured by fresh consumer research data, were providedby Jochen Pinsker at the 13th European Foodservice Summit thisSeptember. The Senior Vice President Foodservice Europe of the NPDGroup Inc. also emphasised significant changes in eating out habitssince 2007, as well as identifying various bright spots in an away-fromhomemarket that continues to find itself under pressure.
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After several years in senior management at Britain‘s largest pub-restaurant business, Kevin Todd is now CEO at Rosinter, a pioneering operator of casual dining restaurants, coffee bars and transport hub outlets across Russia and Eastern Europe. He describes the practical and professional challenges of the switch and the strategies needed to keep brands ahead in one of the world‘s fastest-changing markets. Interview by Bruce Whitehall. | more |