Food & Drink (183)
Bursts of summer
“Summer Bubbles” are little spheres by Moët & Chandon to be splashed in a champagne flute dispersing fresh fruit. They will be served in twenty high-end Italian lounge bars displayed in gold Moet bowls.
Why it matters
Finding people new ways to enhance product experiences keeps them engaged and can build long-term relationships. Will we see alcohol brands that have been around a long time introduce new product rituals every year in order to keep the brand revitalised and relevant?
A Dortmund-based start-up developed the mobile app ‘frinxx’ that allows users to pay and give away drink vouchers to their friends via their smartphones, even if the friends are not present at the bar themselves! The recipients can then obtain their drinks by showing the received code to the bartender of a participating establishment.
Guests of the AIDA cruise ship can now order individual meals with the on-board restaurant’s own iPads. Besides the possibility to create an individual multi-course meal from a virtual menu, the app allows personalisation of dishes and offers various additional information about, for example, the ingredients origin and how they are cooked.