ITC Fabelle's '5 Taste Sensations': A New Era of Chocolate Indulgence

ITC Fabelle's '5 Taste Sensations': A New Era of Chocolate Indulgence

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Published on December 21, 2023

 In a groundbreaking move that's set to redefine chocolate indulgence, ITC Fabelle Chocolates has launched its '5 Taste Sensations' collection. This innovative assortment of five chocolate pralines each brings to life a distinct flavor profile - Sweet, Salty, Bitter, Sour, and Spicy. The unique twist? Each praline features a pairing of exotic Australian Macadamia nuts with an array of exciting flavors.

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This culinary adventure, crafted in collaboration with the Australian Macadamia Society and famed Australian Master Chef Andy Allen, offers a symphony of flavors that goes beyond the conventional chocolate experience. The '5 Taste Sensations' is not just a treat for the taste buds; it's a journey that introduces Indian consumers to the versatility of Australian Macadamia nuts, a delightful ingredient that seamlessly blends with diverse Indian food and beverages.

Each praline in the '5 Taste Sensations' collection is a masterpiece of flavor and texture:

Sweet: A heavenly blend of white chocolate, milk chocolate mousse, and caramelized Australian Macadamia nuts.

Salty: Velvety milk chocolate with Australian Macadamia nuts, French sea salt, and a touch of choco cheese mousse.

Bitter: A rich dark chocolate experience with roasted Macadamia dipped in pure cocoa liquor.

Sour: A playful fusion of fruity Ruby chocolate, dark mousse, roasted Macadamia, and lemon conserve.

Spicy: A daring milk chocolate shell with a heart of Macadamia, spices, and Ancho chilli.

The unveiling event was graced by Andy Allen, Rohit Dogra - COO of ITC's Foods Division, Jacqui Price from the Australian Macadamia Society, and notable Indian culinary figures like Chef Abinas Nayak, Guntas Sethi, and Saloni Kukreja.

Rohit Dogra expressed his excitement, stating, "The ‘5 Taste Sensations’ blend innovation and craftsmanship. This new offering reflects our commitment to creating world-class chocolate experiences with exquisitely sourced ingredients."

Chef Andy Allen, reflecting on his collaboration, said, "Working with Fabelle has been an inspiring journey. This second venture with them is close to my heart, as we've delved deeper into exploring new sensory flavors."

The '5 Taste Sensations' by Fabelle is not just a chocolate collection; it's an invitation to explore and savor the world of exquisite flavors.


Ruckus Networks Introduces AI-Driven Platform for Enhanced Hospitality Services

Ruckus Networks Introduces AI-Driven Platform for Enhanced Hospitality Services

By Nishang Narayan

Published on April 21, 2024

At the recent International Hotel Technology Forum in Barcelona, Steven Johnson, Senior Director for EMEA at Ruckus Networks, introduced a groundbreaking AI-driven platform tailored for the hospitality industry. This new suite, a specialized adaptation of the Ruckus One platform, promises to revolutionize guest experiences by integrating advanced technologies such as AI, Wi-Fi 7, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

The newly launched platform aims to significantly enhance operational efficiency and customer service by allowing hotels to offer personalized guest interactions. Through this technology, hotels can integrate their own applications to cater to individual guest preferences, potentially increasing guest loyalty. For instance, the platform enables the use of digital room keys, customization of guest preferences, and streamlined requests for services directly from the guest's room.

"This launch represents not just an innovation but a transformation in how we approach hospitality management," said Johnson. "Our goal is to provide a platform that not only enhances guest satisfaction but also optimizes hotel operations through intelligent technology."

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Key features of the Ruckus Networks hospitality suite include:

Personalization Capabilities: Enabling hotels to tailor services to individual guest needs through a customizable network.

Ruckus AI: Embedded AI technology assists in managing technology infrastructure efficiently, providing predictive analytics to prevent issues before they arise and offering actionable insights.

Advanced Connectivity: Incorporating Wi-Fi 7 for faster, more reliable internet access that meets the expectations of tech-savvy travelers.

IoT Integration: Facilitating a smarter, interconnected environment that enhances guest experiences and operational efficiency.

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The impact of Ruckus AI has already been felt at the Royal Garden Hotel, where IT Systems Manager Miguel Fonseca reports a 90% reduction in customer complaints related to Wi-Fi, citing significant improvements in guest satisfaction regarding connectivity.

As Ruckus Networks continues to roll out this innovative suite, the hospitality industry looks forward to harnessing the power of AI, Wi-Fi 7, and IoT to deliver exceptional services that meet the evolving demands of modern travelers.


Wow! Momo Raises $9 Million in Latest Series D Funding Round

Wow! Momo Raises $9 Million in Latest Series D Funding Round

By Nishang Narayan

Published on April 21, 2024

Indian fast-food chain Wow! Momo has announced a significant boost in its financing with a $9 million injection in an expanded Series D funding round from Z3 Partners. This recent funding brings the total raised in this round to $51 million, which includes $34 million in primary funding and $27 million in secondary funding.

Earlier participants in this round included the Indian Angel Network and Lighthouse Funds, which contributed through a secondary acquisition. The initial phase of the Series D funding in January secured $42 million, led by Khazanah Nasional Berhad, which significantly contributed to the company's current valuation of over $300 million, as reported by TheKredible.

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The Kolkata-based company, founded by Sagar Daryani and Binod Homagai, operates under the Wow! Momo Foods umbrella, which includes Wow! Momo, Wow! China, and Wow! Chicken. Currently, Wow! Momo boasts 630 outlets across 38 cities and employs a direct workforce of 6,000 individuals.

With the latest funding, Wow! Momo plans to enhance and expand its quick-service restaurant brand, improve distribution channels, and invest in research and development for its FMCG sector, which it entered in July 2021.

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For the fiscal year 2025, Wow! Momo aims to increase its footprint by adding 200 more outlets and targets a revenue projection of $83-89 million, up from $55 million in FY23. The company's financial growth is evident, as its operational revenue doubled to $28 million in FY22 from $13.5 million in FY21.

This strategic funding and expansion plan underscore Wow! Momo's commitment to strengthening its market presence in India's competitive food service industry and enhancing its product offerings to meet the evolving tastes and preferences of consumers.


The Macallan M 2023: A Luxurious Whisky Experience Arrives in India

The Macallan M 2023: A Luxurious Whisky Experience Arrives in India

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on April 21, 2024

The Macallan has unveiled its highly anticipated The Macallan M 2023 whisky, signaling a new era of sophistication and exclusivity in the country's spirits landscape. With only 10 meticulously chosen bottles available, this release not only exemplifies the pinnacle of craftsmanship but also underscores The Macallan's unwavering commitment to excellence.

This extraordinary whisky embodies The Macallan's Six Pillars – Natural Colour, Mastery, Curiously Small Spirit Stills, The Estate, Exceptional Oak Casks, and Sherry Seasoning – serving as a testament to the brand's dedication to quality and tradition. Each bottle encapsulates a legacy of distilling expertise and artistry, offering a sensory journey like no other.

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Crafted with precision and care, The Macallan M 2023 presents a harmonious blend of flavors, where sweet black cherry and demerara sugar intertwine with smooth crème anglaise, leading to an opulent fusion of chocolate orange, subtle wood spice, and decadent dark chocolate undertones. It's a symphony of indulgence that captivates the palate and leaves a lasting impression.

Debuting at prestigious locations such as the Taj Mahal Hotel & The Oberoi in Delhi, The Macallan M 2023 transcends the realm of whisky, embodying a celebration of heritage and craftsmanship. As the most valuable spirit ever introduced in India, it adds an unprecedented level of prestige to the discerning whisky aficionados across the nation.

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This launch heralds a significant milestone in India's spirits landscape, inviting enthusiasts to embark on a journey of discovery and appreciation for the rich history and unparalleled quality that define The Macallan. It's not just a whisky; it's a testament to the brand's enduring legacy and its relentless pursuit of perfection.

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