Snapshots of Food Industry News
Cremica Food Industries to open Food Park in Una
Cremica Food Industries have made an investment of over Rs.100 crore to start a food park in Una district of Himachal Pradesh next month. The food park is spread across 55 acres and has been developed as one of the finest food processing infrastructure facilities. The core facility will be a fruit and vegetable processing line with a capacity of up to 40 tonnes per hour. This would make a big difference in the region.
The food park will provide world-class infrastructure and technology to the enterprises engaged in the food processing industry. It is slated to have the abundant water supply, large refrigeration area, reliable power supply, and warehouses, among other facilities. The company currently holds a top position in the mayonnaise market and has a significant presence in the ketchup market. Cremica Food Industries has been growing at a consolidated rate of 20 percent.
Coca-Cola India Launches Grape Based Sparkling Drink ‘Colour’
Coca-Cola India has expanded its Minute Maid product range by launching a grapefruit based sparkling drink in Tamil Nadu which is branded as ‘Colour’. It has been so named to resonate with the local language as people in Tamil Nadu towns and villages call soft drinks colour. Coca-Cola’s research showed that grape juice was a fast-moving product at fruit juice stalls in Tamil Nadu. The company is likely to launch a new product in Andhra Pradesh that would be branded under a similar philosophy.
The new grape juice-based ‘Colour’ is part of Coca-Cola’s strategy of expanding their fruit-based beverages. Apart from focusing on their carbonated beverages, the company is also focusing on launching products preferred in regional markets and also on expanding the ‘fruit circular economy’ – making fruit-based drinks based on domestically grown fruits. The black grapes for the ‘Colour’ drink are sourced from grape farmers in South India. The company is expanding its products under the Minute Maid brand as Minute Maid is known as a fruit-based beverage brand and the new product has 12 percent grape juice content and 9.5 grams of sugar.
Dhaba Opens 10th Outlet in Aerocity, Delhi
Dhaba Estd 1986 Delhi by Azure Hospitality is all set to launch its tenth outlet. The award-winning restaurant will soon make an entry into Delhi’s most favourite leisure destinations, The Walk at Aerocity. The 52-seater outlet has been designed by Atul Anand and the environmentally friendly décor, using recycled elements and community tables for group seating are likely to make the statement too. The ambience effortlessly infuses the excitement of a highway meal, with a legendary classic Indian menu divided into three delicious parts – the Tandoor, Tawa, and Patila.
In this way Dhaba Estd 1986 Delhi, not only provides fabulous Dhaba food but the ambience recreates unparalleled highway eatery nostalgia. The combination of fun and kitschy, retro Indian 80s and 90sdécor and classics on the menu, Dhaba is set to recreate the same magic with a Punjabi flair. While the essence and soul of Dhaba is Punjabi, however a whole range of regional dishes are now available for indulgence. Dhaba has a presence in Delhi NCR, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore, and Aerocity restaurant marks the tenth outlet, after five successful years across the country.
Grano69 Beverages Introduce Two Variants of Proost69 Beer in Delhi
Grano69 Beverages had previously launched Proost69 White Ale and Proost69 Mild Lager beers in Delhi. They are now coming up with Proost69 Weizen Beer and Proost69 Strong Lager. The brand was launched only in September 2018 with the prime aim of acquainting consumers with true, freshly brewed beer. The company brews its beers at world-class facilities at some of the best locations in Europe and is a class apart from the ones brewed here. The brand has found its way into renowned outlets like 100% Rock, Warehouse Café, The Beer Café, The Lord of the Drinks and more. The product packaging in its eye-catching trademark design, the mighty owl, fits millennials who are night birds themselves.
The White Ale is a blend of wheat brewed to perfection, infused with notes of vanilla and orange zest and traditional wheat beer lovers will like this. The Mild Lager is manufactured using exquisite German craftsmanship and is perfect for a sub-tropical country like India. The Weizen variant is another authentic wheat beer with an infusion of citrus and fruity flavours with distinct notes of banana and mango. Completing the set is the newly launched Strong Lager will have a fresh mouthfeel with the high of a strong beer unlike other strong beers in India. The brand is confident of their prospects and plans to expand further in the Indian market.
Yellow Tie Hospitality Acquires Casual Dining Brand Bombay Blues
Yellow Tie Hospitality, the leading food, and beverage franchise management company have acquired casual dining brand Bombay Blues from Blue Foods owned by Everstone Capital for an undisclosed amount. Blue Foods is one of the leading players in the organized F&B retail business in India with more than 130 outlets in 10 cities across the country. Blue Foods-owned brand Bombay Blues, is a multi-cuisine full-service casual dining restaurant which has a diverse menu and has created a niche for lifestyle dining. It has a diverse menu consisting of Indian, Italian, Mexican, Lebanese cuisine among others. Yellow Tie Hospitality plans to revamp the brand to make it more relevant to the competition and customer experience and then relaunch it in a fast-casual family dining format.
The revamped Bombay Blues will be part of Yellow Tie’s incubation program, launched last year that houses quick-service restaurant brands including Umraan and Wok This Way in which Yellow Tie Hospitality acquired controlling stakes. Yellow Tie Hospitality plans to take the brand to tier-two and tier-three cities and are planning to add five outlets in 2019 and 10 and 15 outlets each in the year 2020 and 2021 respectively and hope to be operating 100 outlets of Bombay Blues by 2025 on a per-store investment of Rs 1.5 crore, while a total of Rs. 8 to 10 crores will be invested on backend infrastructure.
Sassy Teaspoon Launches Surprise-filled Explosive Cake Range
Sassy Teaspoon owned by The Chocolate Spoon Pvt Ltd has recently launched a range of Explosive Cakes in Mumbai. When the Explosive Cakes are cut, they reveal a host of surprises like gems, coloured edible pearls and chocolate confetti which complement the cakes. Chocolate Spoon wanted to create something unique and fun that represented the brand and had an element of surprise which is the epitome of happiness and celebration and which can also be customised for any occasion. Sassy Teaspoon has, therefore, come up with two very different and delicious explosive cakes.
The Rainbow Explosive cake has pillows of multi-coloured cake enrobed in whipped buttercream frosting, and then cut it reveals a burst of gems, sugar pearls, sprinkles, and rainbow funfetti. On the other hand, the Chocolate Explosive cake is covered in sinful, chocolate mousse ganache. When cut chocolate goodies, ranging from Ferrero Rocher, chocolate truffles, chocolate-coated butterscotch nutties, dark chocolate sprinkles, and chocolate pearls will be revealed. This delicious cake is generously topped with some classic chocolate favourites like Kit-Kat, Snickers, truffles and Ferrero Rocher.
Servo Group Ventures into Hotel Education in Dehradun
Servo Group, owners of Ramada Hotel Dehradun, has opened a hotel school in the city, foraying into hotel education. The Servo Hospitality School began its academic operations with the first batch of a two-year Diploma program in Hotel Management. Besides the two-year Diploma program in Hotel Management, the institute will provide two-year Culinary program and one-year Bakery program at the campus very soon. The objective is to impart quality education and training to students to equip them for a successful future in hospitality, without spending lakhs. Servo Hospitality School has collaborated with OTHM, the UK for the academic programs and certification. OTHM is a United Kingdom-based organisation that provides tourism and Hospitality Management programmes besides others. The affiliation with OTHM would ensure quality education as well as an entitlement for credit points in 14 other universities across the world. The focus of the institute would be in ensuring quality education for students where learning will be totally practical-oriented.