Tech becomes a key ingredient for today’s F&B industry

Tech becomes a key ingredient for today’s F&B industry

With 77 per cent smartphone penetration across the GCC, the emergence of a new digital customer has put pressure on the food and beverage sector to stay relevant and for outlets to keep a competitive edge.   “Technology is changing the way restaurants interact with their customers, with apps impacting...

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Host 2017 and MET Bocconi unveil the hospitality of the future

Host 2017 and MET Bocconi unveil the hospitality of the future

An authentic ambassador of Italian lifestyle based on all things beautiful, made well, and good, and values of authenticity and respect for tradition. It’s the key role of Italian hospitality that emerges from the research, Ristorazione, lusso e territorio: Drivers dell’Italian way of living (Foodservice, luxury, and the territory: Drivers...

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Tourism in the land of the Pharaohs

Tourism in the land of the Pharaohs

Tourism in the Land of the Pharaohs   Egypt’s tourism industry has historically accounted for about 13 percent of the economy and corresponding levels of employment. While the country’s political instability and social upheaval have severely affected its hospitality industry, the country can still capitalize on the sector’s traditional role...

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BUSINESS EYE ON SHANGHAI

5 questions to Boecker® Public Health CEO Michel Bayoud As the leading public health service provider in the Middle East, Boecker has long been a pioneer in the pest control industry, both across the region and further afield. In July, the firm participated in the International Conference on Urban Pests...

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Escobar witnesses massive growth in just two years

Escobar witnesses massive growth in just two years

  Escobar building a legacy beyond the name   Within just two years of operations, Escobar has grown to become a multi-outlet bar-restaurant that has stretched well beyond Lebanon’s borders     17 years young In the year 2000, MEC (Managing and Engineering F&B Concepts) saw the light of day,...

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The rise of the mighty espresso

The rise of the mighty espresso

ESPRESSO WARS   Although Lebanese coffee remains king in Lebanon, the industry’s players have diversified their offerings in the last 20 years by introducing the emblematic espresso shot in a bid to increase their brand visibility, boost profit margins and adapt to a fast-changing society. Nagi Morkos, managing partner of...

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What’s hot in F&B in 2018

What’s hot in F&B in 2018

FOOD AND BEVERAGE TRENDS   Toufic Akl, partner at Hodema consulting services, predicts what will be hot in F&B in 2018   First let’s take a look at this year’s fads. We witnessed an upsurge in protein dishes against carbs, an increased focus on quality ingredients and the boom of...

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