Articles By Date 01 February 2002 - 28 February 2002
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Spanish hotel group Sol Meliá has recorded a net profit fall of 45% to €64.7m (£39.5m) in the year 2001.

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(27 February 2002 18:23:30)

The purchase by Compass Group of Rail Gourmet UK, the on-train catering company, has been referred to the Office of Fair Trading amidst fears of a monopoly.

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(26 February 2002 17:34:10)

Bank Restaurants has reported a pre-tax loss of £513,000 in the 11 months to 31 October.

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(26 February 2002 17:03:36)

Luxury hotel group Mandarin Oriental said today it did not expect business to improve any time soon, after pre-tax profit fell by more than 20% in the 12 months to 31 December 2001.

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(26 February 2002 16:55:37)

Ultimate Leisure, the late night bar and night club operator that bought the Gresham Hotel in Newcastle-upon-Tyne last July, has increased turnover and pre-tax profit by a quarter in the six months to 31 December 2001.

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(26 February 2002 8:58:34)

London’s Dorchester hotel is getting a multi-million pound facelift.

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(25 February 2002 18:42:24)

Japanese noodle bar chain Wagamama has played down reports that it is about to be put up for sale by its majority stakeholder Graphite Capital.

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(25 February 2002 18:35:52)

Spain-based NH Hoteles has confirmed it is buying 80% of German chain Astron for €130m (£79.3m).

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(25 February 2002 18:23:37)

Culture secretary Tessa Jowell has unveiled plans for a major new campaign to boost the number of visitors to Britain in the wake of foot-and-mouth and 11 September. The public-private initiative could cost up to £40m.

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(25 February 2002 15:56:44)

Edinburgh hoteliers have enjoyed their best December occupancy levels in 10 years, according to the 44-strong Edinburgh Principal Hotels Association (EPHA).

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(25 February 2002 14:24:53)

Baron, an Italian-made series of kitchen equipment just introduced to the UK, offers a full selection of gas and electric ranges from back-bar to heavy duty.

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(25 February 2002 13:49:17)

Four new appliances have been added to the Nevada medium duty range series, which is made exclusively for Lockhart Catering Equipment by Falcon.

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(25 February 2002 13:48:14)

True rolled edges help optimise cleaning of the Parry Professional range of a hob units while elimination of butted joints ensures that there are no potentially hazardous dirt traps.

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(25 February 2002 13:47:06)

McMullen & Sons, one of Britain’s oldest pub companies and brewers, could be up for sale.

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(25 February 2002 12:13:01)

Restaurant chain PizzaExpress has bought five restaurants for almost £4m.

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(25 February 2002 10:26:54)

Labour and cost-saving US equipment is the focus on the Malibu Corporation stand (9610, Hotelympia 2002) with demonstrations of Keating chrome-faced griddles .

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(25 February 2002 9:18:25)

A round-up of the weekend's news affecting the hospitality industry...

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(24 February 2002 21:26:50)

A Lancashire hospital has started translating Loyd Grossman’s fancy new hospital menus into plain English.

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(22 February 2002 16:30:55)

Hotel occupancies in Europe's major cities fell significantly during 2001, according to the latest figures from consultants Andersen.

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(22 February 2002 16:00:18)

Essential news from around the world...

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(22 February 2002 15:46:25)

Scottish hotel group Macdonald Hotels said it has continued to experience strong profit growth in the first four months of the new financial year.

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(22 February 2002 12:00:26)

According to recent figures, 76 per cent of adults have eaten breakfast out of home in any three month period.

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(22 February 2002 11:18:33)

Springwood, the nightclub and bar operator, announced an increase in turnover in the 12 months to 31 December 2001.

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(22 February 2002 11:17:50)

Major International will be launching marinade bases called "Mari-Bases" in five varieties - Steakhouse, a blend of crushed black peppercorns and aromatic spices; Barbecue with a Hickory smoke flavour; Fajita, a hot Mexican marinade; Bombay, a mix of Indian herbs and spices with a hint of coconut and Tropical, a blend of pineapple, passion fruit and ginger with exotic spices.

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(22 February 2002 11:16:25)

British Pepper & Spice (Stand 1141, Hotelympia 2002) will be showcasing its Millstone and Gourmet Garden ranges.

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(22 February 2002 11:12:47)

Pull in extra business after the Christmas rush by making the most of Chinese New Year. This two week celebration culminates in the Lantern Festival on Tuesday 12 February.

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(22 February 2002 11:10:47)

Frame stacking sidechairs, manufactured from mild steel tube, with vinyl upholstered seat pads are just some of the chairs available from Welconstruct.

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(22 February 2002 11:08:21)

Les Mignardises Supreme from Delice de France are a mix of 25g mini mousses.

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(22 February 2002 11:06:17)

Huhtamaki has launched two new paper cups - Cuppoccino and Grippo.

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(22 February 2002 11:04:27)

Westler Foods (Stand 549, Hotelympia 2002), will be showing its full range of hot dogs from party sausages to the 12in frankfurter.

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(22 February 2002 11:01:18)

The new Cubox Collection of interior lighting from Andy Thornton creates a striking and original feature.

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(22 February 2002 10:59:43)

Daydots (Stand 340, Hotelympia 2002) will be launching a raft of new products.

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(22 February 2002 10:57:55)

Victorian Baking Ovens will be demonstrating its various baking ovens for jacket potatoes.

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(22 February 2002 10:54:36)

Be creative with buffets and combo platters with the new range of snack foods from Kitchen Range Foods.

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(22 February 2002 10:53:05)

The latest offering from Snowbird Foods is a range of fully cooked sausages, which will microwave from frozen in seconds.

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(22 February 2002 10:50:59)

A dual function counter from Olympic Catering provides refrigerated and hot display in a 3.5 m run.

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(22 February 2002 10:48:45)

Elia (Stand 1290, Hotelympia 2002) will be showing its new Tiara contemporary cutlery, which is fully forged and comprises eight pieces for a full table setting.

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(22 February 2002 10:42:16)

This year, MasterFoodServices' (stand no 1039, Hotelympia 2002), has been increased by 50 per cent to give visitors plenty of room to view the new innovative products launched at Hotelympia.

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(22 February 2002 10:40:26)

Pump action dispensers have been introduced by Universe Foodservice for its own brand range of Salad Makers dressings, topping and dips.

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(22 February 2002 10:38:48)

Kluman & Balter has introduced prepared cookie dough to make "Cookie Pops", as well as tips and recipes to make cookies.

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(22 February 2002 10:37:04)

A coldroom module now available for temporary hire from CKS offers over 17 cu m of refrigerated or freezer space and links to all existing CKS catering modules in various configurations.

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(22 February 2002 10:34:53)

The new curved air technology from JS Air Curtains seals entrances, keeping cold air out of heated internal environments and warm air out of air-conditioned environments.

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(22 February 2002 10:32:00)

Lincat (stand 1084, Hotelympia 2002) is showcasing new items in the Opus 700 prime cooking series, which now comprises 18 products, 9 of them introduced in the past year.

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(22 February 2002 10:29:57)

The Friulinox by Caravell refrigeration range now includes a countertop electronic blast chiller/freezer suited to quick processing of foods in cafes, restaurants and takeaway outlets.

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(22 February 2002 10:27:55)

We all know that 98 per cent of coffee or tea is water, so it makes sense to ensure that the water matches the high standards of the other ingredients.

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(22 February 2002 10:23:18)

The new breaded pork loin Escalope Cordon Bleu from Pathfinder Foods, under the Artland label, is stuffed with ham and Emmental cheese.

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(22 February 2002 10:21:43)

The usual suspects have pushed down turnover and pre-tax profit at restaurant group Fish! in the 12 months to 31 October 2001.

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(22 February 2002 10:21:13)

Insulated paper cups being shown by the US company Insulair (stand 236, Hotelympia 2002) are described as an entirely new category of disposable, providing more than double the insulation of standard paper hot cups but without using any foam material and with greater economy and convenience than double cups and cup sleeves.

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(22 February 2002 10:19:57)

Dawnfresh Seafoods has launched two new products under the Kintyre brand:

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(22 February 2002 10:17:47)

Nuts About Chocolate and Coconut Cream Dream are the latest freezer to table desserts from Hibernia Foods Bakeries.

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(22 February 2002 10:16:17)

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