Shoryu Ramen, Kensington
The newly launched restaurant development business Restaurants Inc. (created by sector investor Krishan Katyal and Dominic Ford) have signed the lease on 190 Kensington High St to open the first ever Shoryu Ramen franchise restaurant. Work on the former retail premises will begin next month ready for an early summer opening.
Restaurants Inc. plan to open a number of Shoryu Ramen restaurants in the coming years as well as launching other several other iconic, international restaurant brands into the UK market.
Transworks House, Colombo
Following our recent visit to Sri Lanka to visit the incredible development that will become "The One, Colombo" we will soon begin work on developing the beautiful heritage property Transworks House into a luxury retail and dining destination for the city. This iconic building has undergone many changes in its long history and has been the main post office, local government offices, cultural hub, and even in its more recent dilapidated state, a home to arts and music events.
We will be working alongside the best retail consultants in the business, Harvey Singh Hill to create a truly unique and exclusive luxury experience for Sri Lankan residents and tourists.
Bjorn Frantzen x Harrods
We have been working with Harrods on restaurant developments for quite some time and are absolutely thrilled that we have been able to introduce the globally renowned chef/restaurateur Bjorn Frantzen to partner on a brand new restaurnt concept for the Knoghtsbridge store. Scheduled for a late 2022 opening, Bjorn will at last be bringing his unique style of Asian-influenced, Scandinavian cuisine to London.
Fridge of Plenty, London
Lindsey has been working hard over the past few months advising sustainable food entrepreneur Julia Kirby-Smith on the development and launch of a fantastic new, neighbourhood Urban Farm Shop offering both click and collect and home delivery services.
Despite the tough economic and social climate, the shop has received huge support and recognition from the local community, trading well since opening in December. Julia plans to grow the brand and expand to more London locations over the next few years.
You can check out Fridge of Plenty for yourself by clicking here: https://fridgeofplenty.com/
Speciality Food Magazine
Top tips for New Era food retailing from our International Buying Consultant, Lindsey Butler in the latest issue of Speciality Food Magazine!
Welcome to the team Lindsey Butler!
No sooner have we waved off Renaud for his retail adventures in Vietnam, than Lindsey agrees to join our team. Bringing with her a vast knowledge and experience of international food buying, merchandising and range strategy from a career spanning Fortnum & Mason, Selfridges, Partridges, and most recently Brindisa Spanish Foods.
We are looking forward to introducing Lindsey to our current retail clients as well as meeting up with her great network of colleagues, suppliers and friends.
Here's to a long and successful partnership in 2020 and beyond!
Part 2 of KaDeWe Food Hall redevelopment opens just in time for Christmas!
Dominic has just returned from another busy week in Berlin with KaDeWe department store preparing for the opening of the latest part of the huge refurbishment and redevelopment programme of the iconic 6th floor food hall.
Black Friday customers flocked in to enjoy the new offers including; Chocolates & Confectionery, Popcorn, Donuts, Ice Cream, Tea & Coffee, and two new Cafes.
Official launch party next week!
Bon Voyage and Bon Chance Renaud!
We have to sadly bid farewell to our European Associate, Renaud Chapuisat-Delacour this month as he heads off to an exciting new Food Retail Management post in Vietnam!
Renaud joined us early in 2018 having previously been the Head of Food for KaDeWe Berlin, and contributed to numerous food retail and hospitality projects as an expert advisor on German employment law and company management, as well as sharing his extensive knowledge of Berlin itself.
We wish Renaud every success and happiness in his new role.
New Website Launched
It's been three years since we launched the Ford Consultancy website, so we felt it was time to freshen things up a little with a new, easy to navigate format, the addition of a News Page, and links to our social media feeds.
We have also categorised our services more clearly into Hotels, Food Halls, Restaurants Bars & Cafes, International, and Franchising consultancy.
You can now follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or catch up with the latest news right here!