Product traceability in the Food & Beverage industry

If cleanliness is next to godliness, traceability is next to transparency – a virtue very much in demand in today’s Food and Beverage industry. There is more to this rising trend than simply an increasingly informed body of consumers looking to make…

Why Tracking RevPAR Only Is a Recipe for Failure

What’s the problem with a RevPAR-only hotel performance focus? Imagine you’re trying to bake a world-class cake. You’ve picked out the best ingredients, tossed them in a bowl, and … you’re done, right? Of course not. The ingredients going into the…

Mergers Ahead for the Post-Pandemic Hotel Industry

Our industry is hurting. While we’re optimists, totally convinced that we can beat the two-year recovery our financial protagonists are forecasting, the world of Wall Street may soon see things very differently. I’m not a betting man, but I’ve got a…

The Rebound of Business Travel Post COVID-19

According to the Global Business Travel Association’s (GBTA) in April 2020, 99% of business travel by European companies have been cancelled or postponed. The business travel industry around the globe is anticipated to take a £655 billion revenue lo…

Managing a Wine Cellar Using a Spreadsheet

Using examples from Version 4 of Wine Cellar Management Tool, this report describes the many spreadsheet-based analyses in this tool that can assist an individual, restaurant, or bar in managing a wine cellar. The primary motivation for developing V…

Duty of Care Benchmarking Tool

For any organization, “Duty of Care” is the obligation to avoid or diminish any reasonably foreseen harm to customers and employees resulting from exposure to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. This obligation includes reducing or eliminating the…

Pre- and Post-COVID Travel Preferences

COVID-19 has disrupted travel and the hospitality industry like no other historical event. As travel slowly resumes in the US under strict government guidelines, our survey results suggest that travel-related businesses like hotels are now serving a…