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Monthly Health Series: Healthy Eating Trends in Foodservice

by February 15th, 2017

Treating oneself to indulgent or greasy dishes will always have its appeal. Nevertheless, Western European consumers are increasingly health conscious. This megatrend permeates itself within foodservice on menus in the form of a growing number of low fat/salt/sugar/calorie/carbs, vegan/vegetarian, free from lactose/gluten/nuts dishes. In 2016, not only do we see an expansion in the number […]

Victory of the Political Right in the 2017 French Election could Exacerbate Business Challenges

by February 6th, 2017

The world is now focusing on the third largest economy in Western Europe (in GDP US$ terms) in 2015, which is gearing up for its next national elections to be held in April and May 2017. Recent political events in major developed economies clearly reflect the presence of an inclination towards a far-right political ideology. […]

New Nutrition Labelling Regulations in the EU: Key Facts and How the UK Might Fit in Post Brexit

by January 26th, 2017

The new EU law on food information to consumers ((EU) No 1169/2011) making it compulsory to provide nutrition information is officially applying as of 13 December 2016, two years after the regulation entered into application (on 13 December 2014). What are the labelling requirements and how do they compare to the recently announced US label, […]

Finland Moving Away from Heavy Regulation on Sugar and Alcohol

by January 19th, 2017

From early 2017, Finland is planning two legislative changes in the alcohol and confectionery markets. The country will remove the so-called sweet tax for confectionery and ice cream, and the Finnish government is planning a wider renewal of alcohol legislation including several changes in the drinking laws. Research analyst Salla Korpivaara discusses what impact this […]

Euromonitor to Speak at HOTCO 2017

by January 17th, 2017

30-31 January, 2017 Hungary, Budapest Hotel Kempinski Corvinus HOTCO is the first international hotel and resort real estate investment conference focusing solely on Central and Eastern Europe. As local economies rebound, CEE has the most potential for hotel development and growth in Europe – HOTCO will be a space where hospitality industry members come together […]