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 INTERVIEW
‘Our customers enjoy a lot of advantages through our wholesale concept’ - Rajeev Bakshi, Managing Director, METRO Cash & Carry India
METRO Cash & Carry has truly become a reliable partner for the hotel and restaurant industry to overcome their procurement woes. The innovative procurement solutions offered by METRO help institutional customers to reduce costs incurred in procurement as well as inventory management. Rajeev Bakshi, Managing Director, METRO Cash & Carry India in an interaction with Hospitality Biz explains how institutional customers can benefit by leveraging METRO’s B2B wholesale model
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 DAY IN THE LIFE OF
Hasmukh P Rama, Founder and Chairman of JHM Hotels, and Chairman of JHM Interstate Hotels India
Born in Africa, raised in India, matured in the US as a hotelier, HP’s life is truly a ‘rags to riches’ story. After completing his education in India, at the age of 21, in order to pursue an MBA, Rama went to US. He has no qualms in admitting that he was left with two dollars when he reached US. The first job he took up was at Howard Johnson Motel in famous Manhattan area of New York, where he had to wash dishes. Within a couple of years’ time he got promoted to be a waiter. But, young Rama knew that he was not cut out for menial jobs.
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 EXPERT SPEAK
Beware of the hidden scourge – AMC - Vikram Kamat, Executive Director, Kamat Hotels India Ltd.
An interesting thought arises which is fundamental of human nature. You should know not only how to do your work but why are you doing it in the first place.
John Maxwell said , “Ordinary people ask how , leaders ask why?”
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This Week's Top Headlines
 
The 29th edition of international food and hospitality exhibition, AAHAR, commenced at Pragati Maidan in Delhi. The five-day B2B event is one of the biggest so far in terms of total exhibition area and number of exhibitors. ...read more>>
 
The average price of a hotel room around the world rose three per cent during 2013, according to the latest Hotels.com, Hotel Price Index (HPI). This meant that there have now been four years of steady rises in hotel prices since the substantial falls ...read more>>
 
Dr Jyotsna Suri, Chairperson and Managing Director, The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group has been featured amongst the top 50 Most Powerful Women by Forbes Asia. ...read more>>
 
Rajiv Duggal, Senior Vice President - Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure, Lavasa Corporation Ltd., yesterday received the PATWA (Pacific Area Travel Writers Association) International Award for 'Best Marketing Person' in Tourism at ITB Berlin 2014. ...read more>>
 
India’s domestic wine market is growing at 30 per cent per annum, and is likely to touch around 28 million litres (ML) from the current estimated level of 21 million ltr by 2015, according to a recent report titled ‘Wine: Bearing Fruit in India’, by the Associated ...read more>>
 
Do women feel safe to have a drink at the bar of the Indian hotel they are staying in? An online survey by ixigo.com, a travel portal, posed this question to women respondents as part of that annual ritual when Women's Day is round the corner according to a TOI report. ...read more>>
 
Aspri Spirits, importers and distributors of premium wines and spirits in India announced that they will be the official partners for the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014. At the event, Aspri will be showcasing the Original Vodka – Stolichnaya, also known as Stoli. ...read more>>
 
Red Sprout Foods Private Limited, a Hyderabad-based start-up, plans to raise Rs 60 crore to Rs70 crore to expand its Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) business under the Hello Curry brand according to a report in Business Standard. ...read more>>
 
ITC Sonar will host the 8th Jungle Crows Corporate Touch Rugby on the hotel's Sunderbans lawn soon. This will be the second consecutive year the ITC Sonar has come together with Jungle Crows to promote corporate rugby in Kolkata according to a TOI report. ...read more>>
 
At the 29th AAHAR International Food and Hospitality Fair in New Delhi, Puratos India unveiled one trend out of the 10 findings from their Global Consumer Survey, titled Taste Tomorrow. The study revealed how consumers clearly show a desire for new concepts ...read more>>
 
British coffee retail chain Costa Coffee may end its 'exclusive' franchisee arrangement with Devyani International after the Indian partner refused to commit more investments in a slowing economy to a business that has not yet turned in net profits stated ...read more>>
 
Delta Corp Ltd announced the launch of ‘The Deltin’, a 176-room property that will become the region’s largest destination for gaming and hospitality.The Deltin is the latest offering from Delta Corp Ltd following the recent launch of Deltin Royale, ...read more>>
 
Marriott Hotels, the flagship brand of Marriott International, and Miyako Hotels and Resorts announces the opening of Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel, the first property for the brand in Osaka and the fourth in Japan. ...read more>>
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