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China's Foodservice Industry Recovers After Experiencing Sharp Declines in 2020, According to The NPD Group
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Feb. 15, 2022/PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- According to The NPD Group, China's foodservice industry ended 2021 showing signs of recovery after a tumultuous two-year period full of uncertainty brought on by COVID-19 and stringent lockdown measures throughout the country. Thanks to vaccination rollouts and easing restrictions across the country, China reported a recovery in the first half of the year across the 22 Chinese cities tracked by NPD for the foodservice industry. There was growth for both foot traffic and spend over the first two quarters of 2021 when compared to the same time periods in 2019 and 2020. However, ...
Tradeshows Launch Inaugural Las Vegas Food & Beverage Industry Week
LAS VEGAS —Leading tradeshow organizers Emerald and Questex will join forces for Las Vegas Food & Beverage Industry Week, an inaugural event featuring four premiere food shows under one roof at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), March 21 – 24, 2022. SIAL America, Bar & Restaurant Expo (formerly known as Nightclub & Bar Show), Pizza Expo, and World Tea Conference + Expo will occur concurrently, uniting decision makers from all sectors of the $1.5 trillion food and beverage industry as it continues to recover. The event underscores Las Vegas’ appeal as a premiere culinary destination and further demonstrates its ...
Culinary Futures Benefit Returns to Chicago in 2022
(February 2022)The annual Culinary Futures benefit returns to Chicago March 6, 2022, continuing HIC - Harold Import Company’s 18-year tradition of funding scholarships for underserved students within the Chicago Public Schools. Since 2008, the HIC-sponsored Culinary Futures event has been a powerful and effective force in providing underserved youth with high school culinary training, job placement and college scholarships. Through the years, HIC has partnered with various organizations including Careers Through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) Chicago, Les Dames d’Escoffier International-Atlanta and the Hospitality Scholarship Foundation (HSF) to help broaden the reach of these benefits. In 2022, all proceeds from this special ...
Messe Frankfurt Will Hold Simultaneously The Three Leading Consumer Goods Fairs in 2023 Including Ambiente
Frankfurt am Main, 16.02.2022. From 2023, the three leading consumergoods fairs Ambiente, Christmasworld and Creativeworld[1] will be held simultaneously and thus for the first time at the Frankfurt exhibition centre from 3/4 to 7 February 2023. In order to link relevant market players even more intensively and actively promote business with new customers, the range of paper, office supplies and stationery products will be repositioned within the three leading trade fairs. The leading international marketplace for the paper, office supplies and stationery sector is being rethought: in future, the individual product segments of Paperworld will be presented in the leading international trade ...
GC Buying Group Adds New Store Members and Recaps January Markets
Dallas, February 9 – GC Buying Group added five new member stores in January, growing ranks for 2022 to 348 store locations nationwide. The GC Team participated in three important markets in January. First up was the well-attended GC Start the Year Member Conference, held January 5-6, co-hosted by Dallas Market Center. One hundred store buyers from 25 states, along with 79 vendors, were in attendance. The all-day store meeting featured new product presentations by key vendor members and special group discussions with open mic conversations among members. The Best Sellers topic stimulated interesting discussions and revealed product favorites.  An informative ...
2022 Seafood Excellence Awards Finalists Announced
Portland, ME (February 10, 2022) – The 11 finalists for the 2022 Seafood Excellence Awards, the prestigious best new products competition at Seafood Expo North America, have been announced. Winners of the competition will be revealed on Sunday, March 13, 2022, at 3:00pmin the Demonstration Theater during Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, taking place March 13-15, 2022, in Boston, MA, USA. The Seafood Excellence Awards annually recognize the product leaders in the North American seafood market. Each year, exhibitors have the opportunity to submit their new products for consideration. The 2022 finalists will compete for two awards: Best New Foodservice Product ...
JuniperMarket Launches Blog for Buyers
(February 9, 2022)– As a fast-follow to the recent launch of JuniperMarket, a new B2B ecommerce platform powered by IMC, a new JuniperMarket blog – available at Blog.JuniperMarket.com – expands opportunities for buyers to discover and transact with millions of gift, home and apparel resources available through the digital marketplace.“JuniperMarket enables buyers and sellers to connect anytime and everywhere, and now we are developing editorial content that helps buyers identify top trending product categories in ways that simplifies purchasing,” said Bill Furlong, Juniper CEO. “Ultimately, we believe that the blog will help build community and engagement for buyers, which in turn will spark ...
Fine Lines Raises More Than $11,000 in Support of World Central Kitchen
February 8, 2022 —Gift for Life today announced that a January fundraiser spearheaded by Matthew Katzenson, CEO of Fine Lines sales agency and GFL immediate past chair, raised $11,000+ for World Central Kitchen (WCK). “I have been a long-time board member of Gift for Life, and a strong supporter of World Central Kitchen, an incredible organization which is always first to the frontlines,” said Katzenson. “WCK provides meals in response to humanitarian, climate and community crises, building resilient food systems with locally-led solutions, whether in Haiti, Greece, Tahoe or Kentucky.” With an initial goal of $5,000, Katzenson pledged to donate $1 ...
IMC to Acquire Shoppe Object and Shoppe Online
New York – (February 7, 2022)– International Market Centers today announced an agreement to acquire Shoppe Object, a design-focused home and lifestyle tradeshow and its Shoppe Online B2B e-commerce platform. Shoppe Object co-founder Jesse James will join IMC as Vice President and Show Director, reporting to Executive Vice President, Chief Customer and Marketing Officer Dorothy Belshaw. Co-founders of Shoppe Object, Deirdre Maloney and Minya Quirk, will remain involved in a consulting capacity.“Jesse, Deirdre and Minya have built an incredibly strong and compelling market quickly and authentically, and this acquisition is an exciting new partnership for us all,” said Bob Maricich, IMC CEO. “Shoppe ...
Shift to In-Home Coffee Consumption in Canada Has Resulted in Unprecedented Sales of Coffee Appliances
TORONTO, Jan. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Before COVID, Canadians shifted more coffee consumption to their homes, and the pandemic accelerated the shift. With Canadians being home more now, they drink 26% of the coffee they buy at foodservice outlets at home. And, to replicate the foodservice coffee experience at home, they are purchasing coffee appliances at unprecedented levels, reports The NPD Group. Over the last 12 months, over 3.5 million coffee and espresso preparation appliances were sold at retail in Canada. This number translates to one in three homes that have added a coffee appliance and extended over the length of ...
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