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'Catching up on Catering' with Erle Dardick

Fast Casual

FastCasual editor Cherryh Cansler chats with catering guru, Erle Dardick, about the $124 billion catering industry and how technology is only part of a restaurant's successful catering strategy.

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Hilton Set to Reach 300 Hotels in the Caribbean and Latin America, with More than Half of its Pipeline Under Construction

Hospitality Net

Following a record-breaking year of growth, Hilton underscored its commitment to the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) during a visit by President and CEO Chris Nassetta in which he met with industry leaders, ownership groups, partners, and team members across Argentina, Peru, Colombia and Costa Rica. In 2023, Hilton opened nearly 20 new hotels and ended the year with 4,000 rooms added in the market, more than in any other year in the company’s history.

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Microplastics in Food and Their Impact on Human Health

Food Quality & Safety

In February 2024, a group of Canadian and American researchers published a study in the journal Environmental Pollution that analyzed the presence of microplastics in 16 protein-based foods commonly found in supermarkets ( Environ Pollut. 2024;343:123233). The products included plant and animal proteins from both marine and terrestrial animals and with different levels of processing, such as breaded shrimp, Pollock fillets, chicken nuggets, pork loin chops, plant-based nuggets, and tofu.

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Hotel Market Spotlight - Barcelona YTD Apr 2024

Hospitality Net

In the first four months of 2024, full-service branded hotels in Barcelona recorded a healthy performance increase, underpinned by growing tourism demand and the regulation constraining hotel development.

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Testing Finds High BPA, Glycidol Levels in Canned Tuna, but Low Mercury Content

Food Safety Magazine

A recent study of canned tuna packed in oil and sold in Europe revealed toxic chemicals bisphenol A (BPA) and/or glycidol in all of the analyzed tuna products. Mercury and 3-MCPD were not found at levels high enough to cause concern.

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StonePark Capital Opens Moxy Santa Barbara

Hospitality Net

Andrew Firestone, former star of ABC’s The Bachelor and co-founder of Santa Barbara-based hospitality development company StonePark Capital, along with his partner Jess Parker, announced today the opening of Moxy Santa Barbara. Perfectly positioned in the Funk Zone neighborhood of downtown Santa Barbara in southern California, Moxy Santa Barbara features 31 stylishly designed guest rooms, Bar Moxy, an outdoor pool, a social space for work and playing games, and a 24-hour marketplace.

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Their Royal Highnesses The Duke And Duchess Of Edinburgh Celebrate The Grand Opening Of The Peninsula London, Belgravia

Hospitality Net

London’s most spectacular, new luxury hotel The Peninsula London was the setting for a magical Grand Opening Celebration on Tuesday, 18 June. Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh joined luminaries from the fields of art, film and entertainment including Sophie Turner, Sabrina Elba, Billie Piper, Lady Helen Taylor, Pixie Geldof and many more.

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The Ultimate Guide to Tomato Harvest: Sourcing Locally and Enjoying the Bounty

American Dining Creations

As summer unfolds, gardens and farmers markets burst into vibrant displays of fresh produce, with tomatoes taking center stage. These versatile, nutrient-packed gems are a staple in kitchens worldwide. American Dining Creations’ cafes will use locally sourced tomatoes in delicious recipes like a Caprese Salad. At American Dining Creations, our culinarians plan our menus around in-season items.

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Maine Expands Fish Consumption Advisories Due to PFAS

Food Safety Magazine

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) has expanded fish consumption advisories based on the results of ongoing testing for per- and polyfluroalkyl substances (PFAS) in bodies of water across the state.

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Covivio and AccorInvest plan consolidating their hotel properties and business assets

Hospitality Net

Covivio announces that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with AccorInvest to consolidate the ownership of jointly owned hotel operating and property companies, in accordance with the terms defined at the start of exclusive negotiations in November 2023. The transaction is expected to close in the final quarter of 2024.

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Creating Compliant Canada Nutrition Facts Tables with Genesis Foods

FoodLogiQ

Navigating the intricacies of food label l ing regulations in Canada is essential for ensuring compliance and building consumer trust. Health Canada mandates that prepackaged foods provide clear and comprehensive Nutrition Facts tables, ingredient lists, and allergen statements. These regulations are designed to help consumers make informed dietary choices, ensure transparency, and protect those with food allergies and intolerances.

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TPG Hotels & Resorts Unveils Refreshed Newport Beach Hotel & Suites

Hospitality Net

TPG Hotels & Resorts, one of the nation’s premier hospitality management firms, announced today the completion of a transformative guest room refresh project at the Newport Beach Hotel & Suites, located in Newport, Rhode Island. The refresh is the first phase of a multi-phase renovation project planned for the property.

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Passion for Pizza: How a Hungry Howie’s Franchisee Leverages Generation Z Strengths for Success

Modern Restaurant Management

As a third-generation Hungry Howie’s franchisee, 27-year-old Rebecca Shannon is set to open her very first Hungry Howie’s restaurant as sole franchisee in Monroe, Mich. In this first-person essay, Shannon shares insights as a Gen-Z franchisee including why she decided to invest in a franchise, ways she’s tapping into her digital fluency, and embracing a purpose-driven approach to franchising.

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TravelTech Lab, by HBX Group, launches an investment vehicle to foster innovation in the travel industry

Hospitality Net

HBX Group, a leading player of the TravelTech B2B ecosystem, announced today the launch of an investment fund dedicated to financing startups and scaleups developing innovative technological solutions in the travel sector, as well as investing in corporate venture capital funds in the travel sector.

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The Paradox of Progress: AI, Staffing Shortages, and the Future of Hospitality

Hospitality Net

The hospitality industry is in the throes of a staffing crisis, a paradox in an era of unprecedented technological advancement. Ironically, the very innovation that promises to revolutionize the industry – artificial intelligence (AI) – is also emerging as a potential solution to the labor shortage dilemma.

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Mews adds point-of-sale to its embedded payments experience, bringing time savings to staff and guests

Hospitality Net

Mews, the industry-leading hospitality cloud, has announced the addition of Mews POS (Point-of-Sale) to the embedded payments experience offered with Mews Hospitality Cloud, bringing increased operational time savings for hotels and frictionless experiences for guests.

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Growth Advisors International Network - GAIN Selected as Technology Assessment Provider for The Leading Hotels of the World

Hospitality Net

Growth Advisors International Network (GAIN) is pleased to announce a new collaboration with The Leading Hotels of the World (LHW), the largest collection of independent luxury properties, with over 400 member hotels in over 80 countries. Together, LHW and GAIN aim to provide technology assessments tailored specifically for LHW member hotels who want to get the most out of their on-property technology investments, ensuring they continue to deliver unparalleled luxury experiences.

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Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) Reveals 2024 Japanese Market Travel Trends At Its First Tokyo CEO Conference

Hospitality Net

Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, revealed key 2024 Japanese travel and tourism trends at its global CEO conference this week. Staged in Japan for the first time, the CEOs of more than 40 GHA hotel brands and media gathered at HOTEL GROOVE SHINJUKU in Tokyo to hear insights into the preferences and behaviours of Japanese travellers.

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AHLA, Questex Announce New Speakers, Programming for The Hospitality Show

Hospitality Net

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and Questex have announced an updated slate of speakers and events for The Hospitality Show (The Show), the world’s premier hospitality operations and technology event, which will be held Oct. 28-30 in San Antonio, Texas.

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TNG International Announces TYNGO Global Rebrand

Hospitality Net

TNG, the global hospitality software development group, has announced the launch of its new worldwide rebrand and name change to TYNGO. This brand redesign and renaming reflect our commitment to elevating our products and organization within the global market. While the brand and product names have changed, the functionality of our products and our support and distribution partners, HRS Hospitality & Retail Systems, remain the same.

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Ukraine’s Hotel Market: adapting to the realities of today and looking for new opportunities

Hospitality Net

The war in Ukraine has had a profound impact on the economy, including the hotel industry. The year 2022 was challenging, with a significant drop in demand for hotel services and many establishments temporarily closing their doors. However, with its remarkable resilience and adaptability, the Ukrainian hotel sector bounced back in 2023, demonstrating its strength in the face of adversity.

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3 Must-Try Creative Hospitality Concepts for Hotel Vendors

Hospitality Net

Simply being a hotel vendor doesn’t mean you have to stick to the same safe and unexciting approach.

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Novice consumers more likely to purchase wine with sweetness scales on labels

Hospitality Net

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Rather than a text description, using a visual sweetness scale with an arrow pointing to a specific sweetness level on wine labels may increase purchase intent among novice wine consumers, according to a new study from researchers in the Penn State School of Hospitality Management.