Espoo / FI. (hgw) Growing evidence for the important health benefits of whole grain consumption is emerging based on scientific research. But up to the present day there is limited understanding of the role of the possible protective constituents of whole grains in the reduction of risk of various diseases like cardiovascular disease or type 2 diabetes.
Nantes / FR. (en) Freshly baked breads with improvement of nutritional quality and low energy demanding for the benefit of the consumer and of the environment. This project aims at taking benefit of refrigeration to improve the availability for the consumer of fresh bread with enhanced quality.
Seattle / WA. (beu) United States based Coffee shop chain Starbucks Corporation plans to enter the Argentina market as well as expand its brand in Chile and Colombia. Starbucks is planning these expansions through its Mexican based Regional Franchise Alsea, which also operates several US based restaurants in Mexico including Burger King, Chilis Grill + Bar and Domino´s Pizza – we read some days ago.
Pittsburgh / PA. (vp) Is it possible that no company in the United States, in any type of industry, has a business model like Vocelli Pizza? The pizza chain headquartered in Pennsylvania features a call center that takes orders for stores from Ohio to Washington DC to Florida with one 800 number.
Berlin / DE. (ftd) McDonald´s Corporation, the world´s biggest fast food chain will invest up to 600 million Euro in Europe this year. «We are an American brand but we have to be more European», said President and Chief Operating Officer Ralph Alvarez to Financial Times Deutschland.
Orlando / FL. (ibie) The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) is recognized worldwide as the event that introduces new baking technology while providing complete equipment, ingredient, supply and business solutions to baking professionals throughout the grain-based food industry.
Taipei / TW. (beu) The recent closure of the WeCare chain of bakeries was a sad day for Taipei´s bread-loving community. Living up to its name, WeCare offered a variety of healthy breads, many of which catered to vegetarians, and carefully listed the ingredients of each loaf on custom-made signs, writes Taipei Times.
Cologne / DE. (km) This year´s Anuga, the world´s most important trade fair for the food and beverage sector, will for the first time have a partner country: Thailand, a diverse and popular country for culinary experts and tourists alike.
Beijing / CN. (cd) The Chinese State Council Info Office published a white paper entitled «The Quality and Safety of Food in China». The document, composed of five chapters, describes the Chinese government´s efforts in enhancing the level of food quality and improving the situation of food safety over the past years.
Dubai / UAE. (gf) Interested in visiting or exhibiting at Gulfood 2008? The 13th Gulf Food, Hotel and Equipment Exhibition and Salon Culinaire takes place from February 24th to 28th at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.