Nestlé announces global launch of a new Starbucks home products range

Nestlé announces global launch of a new Starbucks home products range

Nestlé announces global launch of a new Starbucks home products range. The new range consists of 24 products, including whole bean and roast and ground, as well as the first-ever Starbucks capsules developed using Nespresso and Nescafé Dolce Gusto proprietary coffee and system technologies. This is the first product launch...

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Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA open Millennium Atria Business Bay

Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA open Millennium Atria Business Bay

The first phase of the opening will cover 156 apartments out of the hotel’s total 347 units, which comprise studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments.

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Radisson Hotel Group and SunnySeeker Hotels sign strategic development deal

Radisson Hotel Group and SunnySeeker Hotels sign strategic development deal

Radisson Hotel Group, one of the largest and most dynamic hotel groups in the world, signed a master development agreement with SunnySeeker Hotels in the Republic of Cyprus. Building on an already successful partnership, the new deal will grow the group’s existing portfolio in the country to six hotels and...

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Franchise Opportunity Report 2019

Franchise Opportunity Report 2019

The year 2018 was one of the most challenging to date for franchising, but fortunately, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Read the latest report from Hospitality News Middle East.

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The state of the franchise market

The state of the franchise market

The president of the Lebanese Franchise Association (LFA), Yahya Kassaa, talks to HN about some of the most interesting local and international franchises currently in operation, the top-performing F&B brands, the challenges operators face, alongside possible solutions, and the association’s past and future targets

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Regional F&B groups – The five-year challenge

Regional F&B groups – The five-year challenge

F&B operators and investors in the region have certainly faced turbulent times in recent years. Fortunately, there’s still good news to share, despite the difficulties, as Toufic Akl, partner, operations, at Hodema Consulting Services, reveals

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Marc Chehade and the secret of MEC’s success

Marc Chehade and the secret of MEC’s success

He entered the Lebanese F&B industry in 2000, when still fairly young and studying for a civil engineering degree at LAU. Being a nightlife enthusiast himself, Marc Chehade decided to set up a company called Managing and Engineering F&B Concepts (MEC) and, as CEO, opened the first bar in Monot Street, named Rounders

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A comprehensive perspective

A comprehensive perspective

The US-based National Restaurant Association (NRA) is the largest foodservice trade association in the world, supporting nearly 500,000 restaurant businesses. Hudson Riehle, senior vice president of research at the NRA, discusses the factors to consider, before taking the franchising plunge

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Protect your brand: Trademark registration

Protect your brand: Trademark registration

A trademark can protect the name and logo of a franchise, its products and its services. Anticipating brand protection is crucial. Michel Nassar, attorney-at-law and of counsel at SAAS Lawyers, tells us how to protect our most valued asset

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Franchising in the Middle east

Franchising in the Middle east

The UAE has been hugely successful in positioning itself as an international brand destination. Dubai has become a brand name for F&B, in particular, around the globe. Abdul Kader Saadi, managing director and owner of Glee Hospitality Solutions, explores the current market

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