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Personnel Moves: - 07/24/2013

Americold has named Keith Goldsmith as its new executive v.p. and chief commercial officer. He’ll report to Jeffrey Gault, president/CEO of the Atlanta-based temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics company. Goldsmith had... »

India Adds Three Pinkberry Units In 24 Hours - 07/24/2013

Frozen yogurt retailer Pinkberry has expanded into India and opened three stores— in Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai—in one day. The Santa Monica, Calif., chain has regionalized the menu for India, its 19th global market. It’s... »

Register Now For FER’s E&S Forecast Seminar Next Month. Time’s Running Out! - 07/24/2013

Time is running short to register for the industry’s only annual hard-numbers forecast overviewof the foodservice equipment and supplies market. Foodservice Equipment Reports’ 2014 President’s Preview E&S Market Forecast is... »

NRA To Host First-Ever Restaurant Innovation Summit - 07/24/2013

The National Restaurant Association will host a two-day seminar this fall as a way to offer operators ideas to better engage guests through emerging technology. “Restaurant Innovation Summit: Emerging Technology and the... »

General Economic Forecasts Continue To Show Slow But Improving Growth - 07/24/2013

Since we’re in the middle of preparing our annual equipment and supplies market forecast, we thought we’d share the latest key macro-economic forecasts from Blue Chip Economic Indicators. In the latest survey of the 50 economic... »

Technomic Releases New College Foodservice And Fast Casual Reports - 07/24/2013

Two new reports, one on consumer trends in college and university foodservice and another tracking the Top 150 fast-casual chain brands, are now available from Technomic Inc. Student patronage levels have almost returned to... »

CFSP Online Course Package Available - 07/24/2013

NAFEM is offering a new streamlined approach to the certification process which allows prospective Certified Foodservice Professionals to take the course at their own pace, at home or in the office. The CFSP Online Course... »

Retail Outlets Will Take Traffic Share From Restaurants Over The Next Decade, NPD Forecasts - 07/24/2013

Among the predictions in The NPD Group’s recently released “A Look into the Future of Foodservice” study is this one: Prepared foods provided by retailers such as supermarkets and drug stores will continue to capture share of the... »

Chains Welcome Delay In Health Care Mandate - 07/24/2013

While menu labeling remains on track—albeit still a bit confusing for many chains—another component of the 2010 Affordable Health Care Act has been delayed. On July 2, the Treasury Dept. announce a yearlong delay for the law’s... »

Thirty-Five Sbarro Stores For India - 07/24/2013

Sbarro will spread its footprint in southern India under a new 35-unit master franchisee deal. White Planet Restaurants, which currently operates five Sbarro eateries there, will open three outlets this year and grow the brand to... »

Massachusetts City Sets Country’s Toughest Trans Fat Ban - 07/24/2013

Not even trace amounts of trans fat will be allowed in restaurant food served in Chelsea, Mass. The city just next door to Boston voted July 16 to enact the harshest trans fat ban in the country; while other cities that have... »

California Restaurants Address Stormwater Pollution - 07/24/2013

It’s a clean slate for hundreds of restaurants which have been certified, or re-certified, under the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission’s Clean Bay Restaurant Certification Program. Stormwater runoff is a major source of... »

Wholesale And Consumer Food Prices Moved Higher In June - 07/24/2013

Wholesale food prices rose in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported July 12 in its monthly Producer Price Index release. Food prices at the so-called finished level were up 0.2%, while the increase at the intermediate... »

Myers Restaurant Supply Goes Bicoastal - 07/17/2013

Northern California-based Myers Restaurant Supply LLC has positioned itself as a national force in E&S with its new division:  Myers Restaurant Supply—East. The new branch, based in Marlton, N.J., will service the entire... »

Manitowoc Names Company Vet Robert Hund To Helm Foodservice - 07/17/2013

Robert Hund has been named president of Manitowoc Foodservice, effective August 1.  He will report to Glen Tellock, chairman and CEO of The Manitowoc Co. Hund is a veteran of Manitowoc’s Crane division. He most recently... »

Hatco Acquires Ovention Inc. - 07/17/2013

Hatco Corp. has acquired Ovention Inc., the Dallas-based oven technology company. Ovention owns the rights to the Matchbox Oven, recognized earlier this year by the National Restaurant Association with a Kitchen Innovations... »

Globe Equipment Hits Milestone - 07/17/2013

Globe Equipment Co. is marking its 75th year in business. The Bridgeport, Conn., family-owned dealership has been a regional supplier of foodservice equipment and supplies to restaurants and institutions since 1938, and more... »

The Complexities Of Chain E&S Purchasing - 07/17/2013

You can never know too much about your customers and potential customers. In that light, we want to let you know we’ve just finished an exclusive new research study probing the equipment and supplies purchasing and specification... »

Personnel Moves: - 07/17/2013

The Homer Laughlin China Co. has appointed Deborah Gordon as its first-ever district sales manager for HLC in northern California and Nevada. The tabletop veteran will work closely with the Newell, West Va., company’s regional... »

In Memoriam: Toni Gernsbacher - 07/17/2013

Toni Gernsbacher, the wife of Chain Link Services CEO and FEDA Past-President Harold Gernsbacher and a popular, well-known figure in the E&S industry, died July 9 after a long fight with cancer. She was 53. She is survived by... »

Hatco Makes Room For Growth With Plant Expansion - 07/17/2013

As pictured on our homepage, Hatco Corp.’s Pres./CEO David Rolston dug in at June’s groundbreaking ceremony for the company’s addition to its Sturgeon Bay, Wis., facility. The expansion will provide additional manufacturing,... »

ITW/FEG Acquires Chinese Brand - 07/10/2013

One of the country’s largest foodservice equipment manufacturers has acquired one of its counterparts in China, providing it access to the world’s largest consumer market. Illinois Tool Works announced July 3 that it has... »

All Markers In NRA’s May Performance Index Were Positive For First Time Since 2006 - 07/10/2013

The restaurant business may have finally fully recovered from the Great Foodservice Recession. It took nearly six and a half years. Strong gains in current restaurant same-store sales and traffic in May led to a nearly full point... »

June Jobs Report Bodes Well For Foodservice, As Does Consumer Confidence - 07/10/2013

Few indicators are more central to the foodservice outlook than employment growth. The monthly Employment Situation Report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for June was again quite positive with the net addition of 195,000... »

Personnel Moves: - 07/10/2013

Alto-Shaam announces two appointments. The Menomonee Falls, Wis., firm has added Jesus Iglesias as regional sales manager for its South Central Region. Iglesias previously served with Tor Rey USA for 14 years where he was most... »

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