There were no empty seats at FEDA’s presentations during The NAFEM Show in Anaheim, Calif. Nearly 450 dealer personnel attended “The SELL Process—Your Offense” at FEDA’s Box Lunch sales seminar. The program, led by speaker Don... »
We sent out the forms for our fifth annual FER Top Dealers Report last week. If you don’t see the form—they can get stuck in spam filters—just click on this link, fermag.com/media-library/research.html, download the form,... »
Winchester, Mass.-based Concept Equipment Corp. has become the rep and stocking distributor for LoLo, the Byram, Miss., division of Unified Brands, in the New England market and upstate New York. Brad Clancy heads up the... »
Richard Gentry has joined Paramount Restaurant Supply to further develop the East Providence, R.I., firm’s growing portfolio of regional and national accounts. He brings a wealth of experience in the foodservice industry,... »
Singer Equipment Co. has promoted Andrew Beauchamp to the newly created position of sales manager. Beauchamp will be responsible for the growth and development of the supply sales division, including all street sales and the... »
Rapids Foodservice Contract & Design Co. has hired Steve Grosshans as a new contract sales manager in their St. Paul, Minn., office. Grosshans, who joined Rapids earlier this month, brings 27 years of experience with Superior... »
Let me just state it plainly: The just concluded NAFEM Show in Anaheim rates with the best I’ve attended. And I’ve been going to NAFEM since 1981. The optimism on the show floor was palpable. Everyone was upbeat. The quality of... »
FEDA’s 2015 Convention kicks off a month from today at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix. Among the many educational and networking opportunities at the March 25-29 event are two panel discussions.
Both the House and Senate are considering bills that would permanently lower the taxes paid by restaurant operators. The legislation would create a 15-year tax-depreciation schedule for new restaurant construction as well as... »
The Wilbur Curtis Co., the family-owned maker of commercial coffee and tea brewing systems, has promoted two key executives. Kevin Curtis is the Montebello, Calif., firm’s new president and CEO; his brother, Michael Curtis, is... »
Electrolux announced an agreement Feb. 5 to acquire Shanghai Veetsan Commercial Machinery Co. Ltd., one of the largest manufacturers of professional dishwashers in China.
The acquisition further strengthens Electrolux... »
TriMark USA has consolidated two of its divisions, Atlanta-based TriMark Century Concepts and TriMark Strategic, into one newly combined unit.
The new entity, known as TriMark Strategic and based in Coppell, Texas, should enable... »
Despite moves to create a more even playing field, Sysco Corp.’s planned acquisition of US Foods has hit an impasse.
The country’s largest foodservice distributor says its year-long negotiations with antitrust regulators over... »
Stiefel Associates, the 30-year-old Lansing, Mich.-based manufacturers’ rep firm, has expanded into the ventilation business with its purchase of Vent Tech.
The acquisition, announced Jan.1, was made under a newly formed sister... »
PB&J is not just a sandwich, it’s the moniker for a newly formed independent manufacturers’ rep firm. A couple of industry veterans have combined forces as principals in PB&J Commercial Agents: PJ Lamb, formerly of... »
We’ve been so busy with getting ready for The NAFEM Show and our biennial FER Industry Excellence Awards program that we haven’t had a chance to do our annual round-up of the year in mergers and sales. It was an active year again... »
Easton, Pa.-based Follett Corp. has hired CR Peterson + Associates as its sales representative for the New England market, including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. The Avon,... »
The Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association is encouraging its members and industry colleagues to make convention hotel-room reservations and convention registrations before the Feb. 13 deadline. Reservations for the J.W.... »
The customer-service team at Server Products won kudos last month, helping the Richfield, Wis., company win the Extreme Customer Service award at the Diversified Foodservice Supply Summit.
“Meeting Diversified’s standard for... »
Standex International Corp. announced on Jan. 26 that it had appointed Anne De Greef-Safft as group president-Standex Food Service Equipment Group. She joins Standex from Danaher Corp., where she served most recently as vice... »
Chains Chick-fil-A and Smashburger, dealers Hockenbergs and Rapids Wholesale Equipment, and 13 other organizations and individuals will be honored Friday, Feb. 20 during Foodservice Equipment Reports biennial Industry Excellence... »
Chris Anderson has been named regional vice president of TriMark Gill Group’s Western region. He will oversee the Hamilton, Mont., branch’s project management and coordination, build relationships with existing clients, and... »
Edlund Co., the Burlington, Vt., company celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, has named B.C. Roberts as its director of chain accounts. Formerly the director of sales-eastern region, he will now manage relationships with... »
Two months from now, the Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association will be hosting its 2015 Convention in Phoenix, and the association is making a concerted effort to bring in some newer, younger voices to the meeting.
Edward Don & Co. has tapped Matt Claude as category manager for equipment, furniture and bar products. He will be responsible for supplier relations, product selection, pricing, compliance standards, rebate programs, and... »
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