Starbucks to Acquire Remaining Shares of East China JV to Operate All Stores in Mainland China

Starbucks to Acquire Remaining Shares of East China JV to Operate All Stores in Mainland China

Starbucks announced entry into a definitive agreement to acquire the remaining 50% share of its East China (“East China JV”) business from long-term joint venture partners, Uni-President Enterprises Corporation (“UPEC”) and President Chain Store Corporation (“PCSC”) for approximately $1.3 billion in cash consideration in the largest single acquisition in the company’s history. Starbucks will assume […]

London Fields Brewery Acquired by Carlsberg UK

London Fields Brewery Acquired by Carlsberg UK

Carlsberg UK has acquired London Fields Brewery and will operate the business in a joint venture with Brooklyn Brewery from Brooklyn, New York. London Fields Brewery, which was founded in 2011 in the vibrant London Fields neighbourhood of Hackney, London, came to prominence through its range of iconic craft beers including Craft Lager, Easy IPA […]

German Spirit Brand O’Donnell Moonshine Launches in the UK

German Spirit Brand O’Donnell Moonshine Launches in the UK

German Spirit Brand O’Donnell Moonshine are pleased to announce their launch in the UK. After three successful years in Germany and with over 70,000 bottles sold in 2016, O’Donnell are now moving into their new premises in London and are looking forward to delivering their product to people up and down the country. Moonshine refers to alcohol produced […]

Sloane Bros. to Take Froyo Brand National – with Plans to Open More Stores Across the UK in 2017

Sloane Bros. to Take Froyo Brand National – with Plans to Open More Stores Across the UK in 2017

The UK’s newest independent frozen yoghurt parlour, The Sloane Bros Frozen Yoghurt Co., has announced that they are launching their distinctly British froyo brand nationally in early 2017 and globally in 2018. Off the back of the success of their initial Brick Lane store, which has attracted local press and celebrities alike, and their shopping […]

Yum China Launches Taco Bell Brand in China

Yum China Launches Taco Bell Brand in China

Yum China Holdings and Taco Bell Corp., the world’s largest Mexican-inspired restaurant chain, announced that they have opened the first Taco Bell restaurant in the second largest economy in the world: China. The inaugural restaurant is located near Shanghai’s landmark Oriental Pearl Tower in the Lujiazui area, the city’s central business district, and is Taco […]

London-Based Asian Favourite Wagamama Opens First New York City Location

London-Based Asian Favourite Wagamama Opens First New York City Location

On November 16, beloved London restaurant wagamama opens its first New York location at 210 Fifth Avenue at 26th Street, bordering the bustling NoMad and Flatiron neighbourhoods. A menu of Asian food inspired by the flavours of Japan includes bold donburi and teppanyaki, soul-satisfying ramen, colourful curries, gyoza and steamed buns. All dishes are prepared […]

Camden Town Brewery Team with AB InBev on Road to Expansion

Camden Town Brewery Team with AB InBev on Road to Expansion

Camden Town Brewery announced that it is partnering with Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) to pave the way for further growth and expansion. The partnership will enable Camden Town Brewery, the London-based producer of Hells Lager and Gentleman’s Wit, to expand its operations, bringing more of its popular canned, bottled and kegged beer to more people. […]

Love Beets Launches New Organic Beet Juice

Love Beets Launches New Organic Beet Juice

Fitness fanatics, nutrition nuts and beet-lovers in the U.S. can now drink their way to a healthier lifestyle. Love Beets – a line of premium, all-natural, ready-to-eat beets – has expanded its growing product line with the introduction of a new, thirst-quenching Organic Beet Juice, which will hit grocery store shelves nationwide later this month. […]

Restaurant Search App Zomato Acquires Urbanspoon to Fuel Global Expansion

Restaurant Search App Zomato Acquires Urbanspoon to Fuel Global Expansion

Zomato, a leading restaurant search app, announced it has acquired Urbanspoon in one of the largest purchases ever of a U.S.-based consumer Internet company by an Indian startup. The strategic deal marks Zomato’s entrance into North America and strengthens its position as a premiere destination for millions of people around the world who want a better […]

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