Food & Beverage

Pizza Hut sorry for 'pink fat lady' tag

Bangkok Post

Pizza Hut Singapore has apologised to a customer described as a "pink fat lady" in a handwritten note on her receipt after she ordered take-away.

"This incident goes against our corporate values and we do not condone behaviour or actions that offend people," said the statement signed by the management and staff.

Myanmar's 1st KFC restaurant to open in 2015

Jakarta Globe

Yum Brands is partnering with Singapore-listed Yoma Strategic Holdings to debut a KFC restaurant in Myanmar in 2015, making it one of the first big Western fast-food chains to enter the newly emerging market.

Global companies have been lining up to take advantage of an underpenetrated market in Myanmar, which has been opening up since 2011 after decades of military dictatorship.

PepsiCo's India revenue grows in double digits

Business Standard

PepsiCo India's revenue grew in double digits for nine months ended 6 September 2014 making the country amongst the fastest growing emerging markets for the global beverages and snack giant.

Johnny Rockets to open in Singapore

Global restaurant franchise Johnny Rockets is partnering with husband and wife entrepreneurs Nafees Khundker and Sohana Rouf Chowdhury, to bring Johnny Rockets' menu to Singapore.

"With 13 restaurants currently operating in Southeast Asia, Singapore is a natural next step in furthering our expansion in the region. With the demand for better burger concepts booming, now is the ideal time for Singapore residents and visitors to experience our signature American dishes," explains Scott Chorna, SVP of International Development for Johnny Rockets.

7-Eleven trials freshly prepared food in Thailand

Bangkok Post

The 7-Eleven convenience store chain is looking into expanding its ready-to-eat food sales operation to include freshly prepared dishes and seating for diners in Thailand.

A pioneer food shop has been opened under the All Meal brand at 7-Eleven Prachasongkroh 23 area in Din Dang district of Bangkok. It is sited in four connected shophouses – one half housing a normal 7-11 store and the other side a restaurant-like shop.

Starbucks opens fourth Hanoi store

Viet Nam News

Starbucks opened its fourth store in Hanoi on Wednesday. The giant US coffee chain had launched three coffee shops in the capital city in August.

The fourth store of the chain is located on the ground floor of the Indochina Plaza Hanoi shopping centre at 241, Xuan Thuy Street, Cau Giay District.

According to the firm, the Starbucks Coffee Company continues to be committed to a thoughtful and disciplined growth in Vietnam.

Chinese consumers' appetite for healthy food grows


Chinese consumers have become more concerned about healthy lifestyles and eating habits, which also drives the market to shift to those more natural and healthier food products, according to a report by the United Kingdom-based research firm Mintel Group Ltd.

Coca-Cola eyes revenue from coffee

Shanghai Daily

Coca-Cola China aims to diversify its revenue by introducing the Georgia brand in the ready-to-drink coffee beverage market on the mainland.


New Pepsi goes to Amazon

The Wall Street Journal Online

PepsiCo Inc. is going to the Web to launch its newest soft drink, a mid-calorie soda called Pepsi True. The soda will be sold exclusively through Inc. The product, slated for release in mid-October, will be made with sugar and stevia, a natural sweetener.

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India's Biyani dreams big in food business

Business Standard

Kishore Biyani, pioneer of organised retail in the country, has put in place a plan to help him emerge a key producer and marketer of packaged foods and beverages. Talking to Business Standard, the 53-year-old chief executive officer of the Rs 18,343-crore (USD2.9 billion) Future Group said he was targeting a turnover of Rs 20,000 crore (USD3.2 billion) from his food & beverage (F&B) business by 2020.


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