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Starbucks to stop selling alcohol at more than 400 US stores

Starbucks to stop selling alcohol at more than 400 US stores

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks will stop selling beer and wine at more than 400 U.S. stores next week as it ends its “evenings” program. The coffee chain says the “Starbucks Evenings” program in 439 company-owned stores in the U.S. will end Jan. 10. It said the program may continue in some of the nine […]

Hilton takes service to the next level

Hilton takes service to the next level

Hilton Team Members contributed 291,000 volunteer hours during the company’s Global Month of Service. The annual event is part of Hilton’s Travel with Purpose corporate responsibility programme and this year saw Team Members from 93 countries contribute more than 291,000 volunteer hours to 4,166 community projects around the world. Global Month of Service is a […]

Wailea Beach Resort - Marriott, Maui Debuts $100 Million Transformation

Wailea Beach Resort – Marriott, Maui Debuts $100 Million Transformation

Wailea Beach Resort – Marriott, Maui today announced the substantial completion of its sweeping $100 million transformation set to debut December 24, 2016. Inspired by its iconic Wailea Beach oceanfront location and the restorative power of the sea, the comprehensive transformation ushers in a new era of modern elevated services and memories for Wailea’s original […]

Park Inn by Radisson launches global ‘INNovation Room’ program

Park Inn by Radisson launches global ‘INNovation Room’ program

Nine leading hotel management schools gathered in Manchester, England, last weekend for the launch of an international campaign from Park Inn by Radisson that aims to drive innovation around the company’s guest experience whilst supporting the Youth Career Initiative (YCI) for young people at risk of unemployment.The ‘INNovation Room’ is a new program designed to […]

Traversing the best wine countries in Africa

Traversing the best wine countries in Africa

The mention of wine for many, brings a lot of imaginations especially those of luxury, vineyards, dining and wining. For others, the fancies go all the way to romantically exotic destinations, fondly sipping glasses of some red or white wine with their inamorata(o)s. For wine lovers planning to turn their flight of fancy into reality, […]

Hyatt announces sale of Hyatt Regency Birmingham in the UK

Hyatt announces sale of Hyatt Regency Birmingham in the UK

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced that a Hyatt affiliate has sold Hyatt Regency Birmingham for approximately £38.6 million to an affiliate of Bin Otaiba Investment Group. The purchaser will also spend approximately £2.7 million in additional capital expenditures to further improve the property over the next three years. As part of the sale, a Hyatt […]

’56 acquisitions in May’

’56 acquisitions in May’

As many as 56 food and drink industry transactions were registered on the bevblog.net mergers and acquisitions database for May 2016. Just two were valued at more than $500 million. $1.35 billion for the Dutch JAB Holdings to buy Krispy Kreme doughnuts in the United States £400 million for UK-based CVC to purchase AR Packaging […]

Pizza Hut commits to removing artificial preservatives ‘by 2017’

Pizza Hut commits to removing artificial preservatives ‘by 2017’

Pizza Hut has vowed to removing artificial preservatives from its meat and cheese toppings during the next ten months, exactly 58 years since the brand opened its first restaurant in Wichita, Kansas. The company will cut the preservatives BHA and BHT from its meat by the end of July. It will stop using antibiotics important […]

French Cheese Board opens interactive concept store in US

French Cheese Board opens interactive concept store in US

The French Cheese Board, the organisation that promotes French dairy products at home and abroad, has opened a cheese concept store in the US that will allow visitors to discover more about French cheeses and France’s cheesemaking culture through a set of interactive tools. Magnetic walls that allow displays to be changed easily, bespoke furniture […]

Coffee investor JAB Holdings to acquire Krispy Kreme for $1.35bn

Coffee investor JAB Holdings to acquire Krispy Kreme for $1.35bn

JAB Holding Company, the majority shareholder in coffee companies Jacobs Douwe Egberts and Keurig Green Mountain, has agreed to acquire all of the shares of doughnut chain Krispy Kreme for a total value of $1.35 billion. The value of the transaction, which is not subject to a financing condition and is expected to close in […]