EU: Hero Brands plans to open over 200 locations during 2022
The Scottish-headquartered group’s brands include: Island Poké; Choppaluna, Dirty Bones; and cutting-edge food technology operator Virtual Hero, which recently partnered with the Sidemen, Europe’s largest YouTube collective, to launch a new cloud-kitchen based mega food brand ‘Sides’; XIX Vodka, a premium drink.
EU: Commission Confirms Unannounced Inspections In The Online Food Delivery Sector
The European Commission carried out unannounced inspections at the premises of companies active in the online ordering and delivery of food, groceries and other consumer goods in two Member States. The investigation concerns an alleged agreement or concerted practice to share national markets for the online ordering and delivery of food, groceries and other consumer goods in the European Union.
Africa: A Look at the Ghost Kitchen Space in Africa
Food delivery has been common in African cities for a long time. But the coming of online platforms and mobile phones that enable their wide use, this old food delivery concept took on a commercial trajectory with companies such as Uber Eats, Jumia Foods, Bolt Foods and other smaller firms, taking it to a new level by partnering with big brand and established restaurants and fastfood outlets to deliver their food more efficiently through online platforms. The concept is the same but technology is the king here.