Starbucks’ Japan inroads: new stores and Uber Eats collaboration
Starbucks is combining innovation and expansion to corner the Japanese coffee market, reports Thomas Lawrence
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Blog: protecting food packaging design in China
In China, dealing with look-alike food products requires more than just protecting a brand through traditional trademark registration, says Andrew Sim and Shirley Zhao of the Beijing office of law firm Baker McKenzie

Shift towards sustainability sees India lead the way in combatting food waste
Grassroots and government initiatives have seen India take an enthusiastic stance on minimising food waste and maximising sustainability, reports Thomas Lawrence

Zushi restaurant, Sydney: sunset serenade
Turning a waterfront bar in a buzzy, newly developed neighbourhood into a calm spot for relaxing after-work food and drinks was a tall order for John Thomas FCSI from Sangster Design, as he tells Andy McLean

Starbucks to pilot delivery in China in partnership with Alibaba
The American coffee company and the Chinese retailer will benefit from mutually complementary strengths

China’s plastic waste imports ban: the global ramifications
The Pixar animation film, Wall-E, is proving prophetic. Planet earth is becoming overloaded with waste, particularly plastic. Chris Evans explores the problem and what the foodservice sector should be doing to help rectify the situation

Food delivery drones: throws down the gauntlet in China's most recent foray into drone technology represents its biggest power play in China’s competitive food delivery sector yet, reports Thomas Lawrence