Why Belgian Chocolates are amongst the Worlds Best ?

Belgium Chocolates - Worlds BestThe obsession of adhering to carefully chosen high-quality ingredients and traditional, old-world production techniques is what distinguishes Belgian chocolates and chocolatiers from their counterparts across the world. The superior quality of Belgian chocolate is based on two elements: a careful selection of cocoa beans that are very finely ground, and a slow and long mixing process. This is what I observed on my 10-day chocolate tour to Brussels and Bruges in Belgium.

Types of chocolate producers: Home-made, Premium and Industrial. Homemade chocolate producers operate a single or very (more…)

Speciality Restaurants Chain Margins Weak

Mainland China PerformanceFood Retail Chain Speciality Restaurants running popular chains such as Mainland China, Sigree / Sigree Global Grill, Oh! Calcutta,Cafe Mezzuna, Sweet Bengal and Hoppipola reported less than expected results on the back of Weak Quarter.

Revenue (excluding other operating income) growth was healthy at 21% yoy. However, a sharp 500 bps yoy dip in EBITDA margins and adverse operating leverage (more…)

Mainland China, Oh! Calcutta, Flame & Grill – Speciality Restaurant Chain – Business Review

Speciality Restaurants Ltd promoted by the Chaterjees forms part of the organized food-service market, which is in a nascent stage and forms only ~20% of the industry. It is estimated that various categories of the organized food industry combined is growing at ~25% a year, driven by demographic and socio-economic changes such as rising disposable income, increasing number of working women and growing urbanization.

Fine-dining restaurants are at the top of the evolution of eating habits. Specialty Restaurant [SRL] Chain operates 12 different brands in this category and is favorably placed in this market. Brands of SR are as follows, (more…)