UNITED STATES

Trends in the food and beverage industry: Changing the way Americans dine out

The experience of dining out is no longer just about finding a good place to eat. For Americans, it has evolved into something more complex and a lot of thought needs to be put into answering the age-old question: "Where are we eating out tonight?"

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 28 Jun 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Coca-Cola to launch its first alcoholic drink in Japan

Coca-Cola plans to launch its first ever alcoholic drink in Japan, in a surprising departure for a US company identified with cola and other non-alcoholic beverages.

8 Mar 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

NRD Capital acquires Mike's Kitchen restaurant chain

NRD Capital, a US-based private equity firm that specialises in franchise investments, has cemented its entry into the African market with its acquisition of Mike's Kitchen...

10 Jan 2018

GLOBAL

Bucking retailer trend, Starbucks shuts online store

Starbucks, bucking a retailer trend focused on beefing up company-owned online stores, has shut its e-commerce site for the United States in an effort to drive more traffic to stores...

4 Oct 2017

UNITED KINGDOM

McDonald's staff stage first ever UK strike

McDonald's workers staged the first ever strike in Britain on Monday in protest at pay and working conditions at the US fast-food giant...

5 Sep 2017

UNITED STATES

Domino's, Ford explore role of self-driving vehicles in pizza delivery

ANN ARBOR, US: Domino's and Ford are joining forces to understand the role that self-driving vehicles can play in pizza delivery...

30 Aug 2017

GLOBAL

Can online take-away businesses deliver for investors?

A queasy mix of excitement, hope and cash has for some years now been mixing together in the food delivery sector and that rarely proves to be a recipe for success...

By Kevin Murphy 23 Aug 2017

UNITED STATES

Hybrid burgers for the health and environmentally conscious

Sonic launches hybrid burgers that could potentially be a game changer in the fast food chain industry...

By Bongani Shweni 10 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Burger King's parent buys Popeyes chicken

Restaurant Brands International, the parent company of Burger King and Canada's Tim Hortons doughnut shops, said on Tuesday it has reached a deal to buy American fried chicken chain...

23 Feb 2017

UNITED STATES

Chipotle shares fall as E. coli outbreak hits sales

NEW YORK - Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill fell on Monday after the restaurant chain projected much lower-than-expected profits on plunging sales due to an E. coli outbreak in the United States...

8 Dec 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

South African food chains in UK examined on CNN Marketplace Africa

Yesterday on CNN Marketplace Africa, CNN correspondent Rosie Tomkins explored how South African restaurants in particular are staking their claim in the UK food market...

23 Jun 2015

UNITED STATES

Uber now offers dining, travel services

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Uber has moved into dining and travel smartphone applications in a moved at at settting itself up at the heart of mobile lifestyles.

21 Aug 2014

UNITED STATES

Google buys travel guide app Jetpac

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google has confirmed it has bought the start-up company responsible for creating Jetpac, a mobile application that provides travel guides by analysing photographs from social networks such as Instagram.

20 Aug 2014

UNITED STATES

Zofari app will boost Yahoo's search capabilities

NEW YORK, USA: Yahoo said it was bolstering its local search capabilities by absorbing the team from the smartphone recommendation app Zofari.

13 Aug 2014

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