The Food & Beverage industry is facing its first global crisis. For the last weeks, 2/3 of the most prominent restaurants and bars markets worldwide have been closed.
It’s the first time in history.
This situation opens two conclusions:
The global market is much more interconnected than we realized.
A restaurant in Shanghai can suffer from the same crisis as a restaurant in Paris or London.
Dubai and Hong Kong had partially re-opened a few days ago. With the progressive reopening of various markets, the FnB entrepreneurs are raising questions about their future.
After talking with F&B companies in many markets around the globe for the last 5 weeks, we found that it could be very useful to look for a company that would have experienced these crises live on these markets. And eventually, it’s would be priceless to hear from this partner about its analysis and actions implemented, its strategies, and its vision of the future(s).
What could be even better than a partner intervening on the whole chain, from the producer to the kitchen door between Europe, the Middle East, and Asia?
And a partner that who has been deciding to focus on his employees, his clients, his suppliers, and investments in innovation during these times of turbulence? While many have been focusing on cutting the budget, terminating positions, and stopping all the innovation investments.
It could then become an inspiring Business Case for the industry.
This partner exists! It is the Classic Fine foods group. A discreet group founded in Hong Kong in 1999 by a group of French epicureans and enthusiasts, bought by Metro 3 years ago, and now supplying the best tables in 13 countries every day.
For the first time, they have agreed to join our next Write The Future Events BY HARi ( W.T.F Events) to share their experiences on the main F&B markets on the planet, their internal and external challenges, their fast-paced digital innovation and their projections for the future.
Join us online next Thursday, 7th of May, for another exciting Webinar By HARi.
9am CET 3pm Hong Kong time
RSVP on the link below.
Ps: and it’s a free event!
Pierre and the HARi team.
Outputs from the Webinar:
1- Latest update of the leading F&B global markets
2- Key factors of success for crisis management
3- Innovation and digitalization in the supply chain
4- Their forecasts for the futures of the F&B industry
1- Restaurant manager
2- Hotels and F&B group executive
4- Marketing managers
5- And anybody interested to get a detailed snapshot of the business situation in 1h30.
Pierre Stanghellini / HARi strategist and Co-Founder
Christophe Barret / CEO Classic Fine Foods & Member of the Board
Patrick Lesieur / Executive Director of Operations and HR Classic Fine Foods & Member of the Board
Olivier Batel / General Manager Classic Fine Foods UK and Classic Fine Foods Group Commercial Director & Member of the Board
Frédéric Madre / General Manager Classic Fine Foods China
Jacques Boissier / General Manager Classic Fine Foods Hong Kong/Macau
Thomas Pellegrini / General Manager Classic Fine Foods Indonesia
François-Xavier Colas / General Manager Classic Fine Foods Japan
Nicolas Le Toumelin / General Manager Classic Fine Foods Malaysia
Gil Salvosa / General Manager Classic Fine Foods Philippines
Karen Tay / General Classic Fine Foods Manager Singapore
Regis Bertrand / General Manager Classic Fine Foods United Arab Emirates
Laurent Mouric / General Manager Classic Fine Foods Vietnam
About the speaker:
Pierre Stanghellini – HARi Strategist
French, originally from Bordeaux, raised in Africa until the age of 15, and in Asia for the last ten years, Pierre has spent his entire career in the hospitality industry (Cafés, Hotels, Restaurants).
He is now a Consultant in Business Development Strategy for catering groups in Europe and Asia, wherehe is present monthly as part of his missions. He is also co-founder and responsible for the strategic development of HARi.
He has been in the restaurant industry for 20 years.
Data strategy consultant for nearly 40 restaurants and bar groups in Asia and France.
Vice-Chairman of the “Food & Beverage” Committee of the French Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong since 2017.
Co-Founder of the integrated management platform, HARi.
Member of the French Tech Hong Kong and Shenzhen.
About HARi :
Launched three years ago in Hong Kong, HARi is an integrated business management platform.
HARi is covering the Catering, Retail, and BtoB (Business-to-Business) sectors.
HARi, in its various forms, is used today in 42 countries around the world, on all five continents.
HARi’s mission is to help establishments, whether they are clothing stores or restaurants, to increase
qualified traffic in their establishments, increase customer loyalty, and help their economic growth, through integrated and automated tools and live data analysis.
HARi offers its restaurant customers a complete and integrated platform including a cash register system, an online table reservation tool, a multi-site inventory management system, a full loyalty program, an automated marketing management module, a qualified database management tool (CRM), and live dashboards to help them make informed decisions.
Finally, HARi operates on an affordable monthly subscription basis in multiple languages and currencies.
HARi covers the needs of hundreds of establishments ranging from takeaway restaurants to starred restaurants, cocktail bars, 5-star hotels, and Night Clubs in 5 countries, including France.
Finally, by the end of 2020, HARi plans to use predictive analysis tools and algorithms to provide detailed and personalized growth forecasts to restaurant managers, enabling them to anticipate market changes and adapt their operational and commercial tools in advance.
HARI’s objective is simple: WTF (as Write The Future)
About Classic Fine Foods:
Classic Fine Foods is the only fine foods specialist to operate in 10 different countries across Europe, The Middle East and Asia.
Since 2000, their mission is to source and bring exceptional ingredients and unique gourmet products to the most demanding Chefs around the world, whatever their type of cuisine and cooking style. Through close partnerships with their selected suppliers, they deliver, on demand, the highest quality of ambient, fresh and frozen products to the best restaurants, hotels and pastry shops as well as supply the most prestigious department stores and gourmet food outlets.
In 2015, Classic Fine Foods was bought by METRO Group.