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CHINA’S 2018 CATERING MARKET REVENUE TOPS 4T YUAN

China’s catering market revenue topped 4.2 trillion yuan ($626.3 billion) in 2018, a report showed. This is the first time for the Chinese catering market to reach the four trillion yuan threshold, according to the latest report from Chinese leading on-demand online services provider Meituan-Dianping. The post-90s generation is the [...]
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Americans are drinking more ‘gourmet’ coffee. This doesn’t mean they’re drinking great coffee.

The National Coffee Association USA recently dropped its annual survey results, and, as usual, there’s a wealth of information to sift through to better understand the state of coffee drinking in America. The quick take: While overall coffee consumption remains steady, more Americans are turning to gourmet beans. Yep, it [...]
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Italian food is the most popular cuisine in the world

In a survey of 24 countries, pizza and pasta take the top spot – closely followed by Chinese and Japanese cuisine An international YouGov study of more than 25,000 people in 24 countries finds that pizza and pasta are among the most popular foods in the world, as Italian cuisine [...]
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Majority Of Italian Food Alerts Concern Imported Products: Study

Some 83% of food alerts in Italy in 2018 concerned products which came from abroad. This is according to Italian farmers association Coldiretti, based on Rapid Alert System (Rassf) data for 2018. In 2018, Italy sent 398 notifications to the European Union in order to report potentially harmful food destined for [...]
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Starbucks to launch first Italian-food featured cafe in China

Starbucks will set up the first Italian food-featured cafe in China, highlighting Italian dishes and drinks, the company said Friday. The move came as part of the U.S. coffeehouse chain company’s efforts to carry out a “purpose-driven growth agenda to play the long game in China,” according to the company’s [...]
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