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Nando's Peri-Peri Moves Into Chicago - 07/22/2015

Nandoís Peri-Peri, the South African-Portuguese restaurant chain, has hatched its first major expansion since moving to the U.S. seven years ago. Nandoís has opened two of three units planned for Chicago. The chain, which... »

Emerson Slates E360 Refrigeration Forums For September - 07/22/2015

Refrigeration and refrigerants are topics that are never quite exhausted. With mandates and decisions swirling about from the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Emerson Climate Technologies is... »

CFESA Offers Space For Industry Training And Meetings - 07/22/2015

With a new online calendar and signup form, CFESA has made it easy to reserve time and space in its new World Headquarters & Global Training Facility based in Fort Mill, S.C. (about 10 minutes from Charlotte, N.C.).... »

Chain Traffic Falls In Most Major Global Foodservice Markets First Quarter - 07/22/2015

Foodservice chains, which helped drive the recovery from the global financial crisis, saw flat or negative traffic counts in the first quarter 2015 in most of the 11 major markets tracked by the NPD Group. On the positive side,... »

Wholesale Food And Menu Prices Rise Again - 07/22/2015

After falling for six consecutive months, wholesale food prices rose for the second month in June, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index. Food at the final demand stage rose... »

FDA Adds An Extra Year Before Menu Labeling Rule Kicks In - 07/22/2015

Diners will have to wait until the end of 2016 to find calorie labels on all chain restaurant menus. The Food and Drug Administration announced earlier this month that restaurants and other establishments will now have until... »

Goodwin Takes Reins At Oliver - 07/15/2015

Veteran foodservice industry executive Ken Goodwin has been named President of Oliver Packaging & Equipment. He has overall responsibility for the company, which manufactures bakery equipment for supermarkets, retail... »

TriMark SS Kemp Elevates Bolton To V.P.-Purchasing - 07/15/2015

Andrea Bolton has taken on the post of V.P.-Purchasing at TriMark SS Kemp. Hired in October 2013 as director-purchasing, Bolton now will be managing the entire purchasing function for the Cleveland branch of TriMark USA. Doug... »

Two Dealers Garner Top MAFSI Canada Honors - 07/15/2015

Hendrix Restaurant Equipment & Supplies, Brockville, Ontario, Canada, and Cameron Restaurant Equipment, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, were honored as 2014 Dealers of the Year during the MAFSI Canada annual charity golf... »

Henny Penny Promotes Five To Lead New External, Internal Divisions - 07/15/2015

A new organizational structure, including two new business units led by new senior vice presidents, has been unveiled at Henny Penny. The new Global Customer Experience Business Unit is headed by former v.p.-global sales chief... »

New CEO For US Foods - 07/15/2015

Days after the merger between Sysco Corp. and US Foods fell through, Rosemont, Ill.-based US Foods named Pietro Satriano as President and CEO. Satriano, currently US Foods chief merchandising officer, replaces John Lederer, who... »

FEDAís Free Profit Survey Provides Dealers Wealth Of Info - 07/15/2015

Is Smith Co. keeping up with Jones Inc.? Can Smith find out how it compares with its peers? If Smith is a FEDA member, thereís a way. The 2015 FEDA Profit Report, available only to FEDA members who complete and submit their... »

Have We Burned Through The Pent-Up Demand? - 07/15/2015

John Muldowney and I are digging into next yearís forecast. Weíre collecting the latest data on the general economy, operator sales, traffic and unit building activities, food and labor costs and the like. Lisa Reisman from... »

Whaley Names Area Manager For Impending Orlando Location - 07/15/2015

Sandi Halcomb has joined Whaley Foodservice Repairs as Area Manager for its new Orlando, Fla., location. Halcomb began her career in the commercial kitchen equipment parts and service industry more than 15 years ago, working... »

Fazoli's Joins Sentinel's Chain Portfolio - 07/10/2015

Sun Capital Partners has sold Fazoliís, the Lexington, Ky.-based fast-casual chain, to Sentinel Capital Partners. Fazoliís has 213 units; 124 are company-owned. Fazoliís, founded in 1998, had been owned by Sun Capital since 2006,... »

Early-Bird Discount For FERís E&S Market Forecast Meeting Flies Away July 10 - 07/08/2015

The early-bird discounted fee for Foodservice Equipment Reportsí annual Presidentís Preview E&S Market Forecast ends this Friday, July 10. After Friday, the $995 fee increases to $1,095. This yearís meeting is scheduled for... »

Markus Braun Named President Of MEIKO USA - 07/08/2015

German warewashing maker MEIKO has tapped Markus Braun as the new president of MEIKO USA. Braun joined MEIKO Germany in 1998 as a sales and marketing manager and led the companyís cleaning and disinfection division. Most... »

The Legacy Companies Buys Bevles From Standex - 07/08/2015

The Legacy Companies, the owner of brands including Blakeslee and Kold-Draft, has acquired Bevles, the Allen, Texas-based maker of proofers, cabinets and racks, from Standex Intíl. The sale was effective June 30. Bevles... »

E&S Personnel News: - 07/08/2015

Veteran foodservice industry executive Ken Goodwin has been named President of Oliver Packaging & Equipment. He has overall responsibility for the company, which manufactures bakery equipment for supermarkets, retail... »

NYC Zeroes In On Zero Waste - 07/08/2015

In what would be a huge expansion of its composting program, New York City is moving to require arenas, large hotel restaurants and food wholesalers to compost all of their food scraps. The program would be mandatory for some New... »

Top-Line Jobs Growth Muddied By Flat Wages And Participation Drop In June - 07/08/2015

Nonfarm payroll employment grew by 223,000 jobs in June and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3%, but the average workweek and hourly earnings were flat, dampening many analystsí enthusiasm about the report. A drop in the... »

In Memoriam: Paul DeLorenzo, Founder of Delfield And Randell - 07/08/2015

Foodservice industry entrepreneur Paul DeLorenzo passed away June 7 at the age of 87. Born in Lorenzago, Italy, DeLorenzo moved to Detroit at age 18. Seven years later, in 1953, he founded The Delfield Company. After selling... »

In Memoriam: Wayne Martin - 07/08/2015

Wayne Martin, whose career in sales spanned half a dozen prominent E&S manufacturers, died June 22. He was 66. Martinís 43-year foodservice career began at General Electric Commercial Food Service, and spanned Hobart,... »

NRAís Performance Index Slips In May But Stays Positive For 27th Month - 07/08/2015

The National Restaurant Associationís Restaurant Performance Index was off slightly in May, with five of the indexís eight components softening. Current same-store sales and traffic fell 0.9 and 0.8 point respectively in May.... »

Michigan Looks To Reverse Course On Prison Kitchen Inspections - 07/08/2015

Michiganís legislature is mulling a bipartisan bill that would require prison kitchen facilities to have food-safety inspections performed when a contractor is managing the kitchen. Currently, under the Michigan Food Law, state... »

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