May 1, 2017 | By Oliver Herzfeld It all started with an unauthorized hamburger. Well, actually, it all started in 1964 when Hiroaki “Rocky” Aoki opened a chain of iconic Benihana restaurants. The restaurants feature teppanyaki cooking, a dinner entertainment style of cuisine where chefs theatrically prepare meals at an iron griddle located tableside. Sometime after Aoki’s death in 2008, his family sold Benihana Inc. (BI) to an investment firm.
For those in the fashion world, the first Monday in May is one of the most important nights of the year. May 1 marks the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit, better known as the Met Gala. The lavish benefit for the Costume Institute celebrates the opening of its spring exhibit and is the curatorial department’s main source of annual funding for exhibitions, publications, acquisitions and capital improvements.
LONDON, U.K., APRIL 27, 2017 — Tinderbox, the digital division of leading global brand extension agency Beanstalk, has been appointed by Activision to represent the licensing opportunities in Europe for the top-selling video game entertainment franchise, Call of Duty®.
London, United Kingdom, March 28, 2017 — Chaucer Foods, a global leader and innovator in croutons and specialist bread products, is pleased to announce a partnership under license with the UK’s number one olive oil brand, Filippo Berio, to develop a range of baked snacks.
Global confectionery manufacturer, Perfetti Van Melle, has partnered with leading international manufacturer of convenience foods, Greencore, to produce celebration cakes under the iconic international lollipop brand, Chupa Chups across the UK and Ireland.
New York New York, March 23, 2017 – Filippo Berio, a leading olive oil brand worldwide and in the United States, has selected Beanstalk, a global brand licensing extension agency, as its strategic U.S. licensing partner. Filippo Berio, which celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, is recognized by both the trade and consumers for its uncompromising commitment to quality and authenticity.