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Walters To Head Up Sales For NRA - 05/30/2012

The National Restaurant Association has named Kenneth Walters as its new v.p.-sales for strategic accounts. Walters brings extensive expertise in food safety to support the organization’s ServSafe program; he’ll focus on sales... »

Dunkin’ Donuts Will Open Western Distribution Hub - 05/23/2012

Dunkin’ Donuts has taken another step toward its goal of doubling its store count in the United States within 20 years. A new food, paper and equipment distribution center in Phoenix, due to open in October, will be the chain’s... »

GFS Acquires Toronto-Based Dealer United Restaurant Supplies - 05/23/2012

Gordon Food Service continues to grow, through customer-base expansion, territory reach and company acquisitions. On March 23, the privately held Grand Rapids, Mich.-based, broadline distribution company completed its purchase of... »

Dealers Welcome At FER President’s Preview E&S Market Forecast Meeting - 05/23/2012

Foodservice Equipment Reports' annual President’s Preview 2013 E&S Market Forecast meeting will be held Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at the Westin O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Ill. This one-day, comprehensive look at data and trends... »

New FER Awards For Dealers - 05/23/2012

We’re very excited to announce that Foodservice Equipment Reports will bestow both some new and some “old” awards on dealers. We’ll present the awards at a new event Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 during The NAFEM Show in Orlando. NAFEM... »

Awards Highlight SEFA’s Annual Partnership Conference - 05/23/2012

The 26th Annual Partnership Conference held by the Supply & Equipment Foodservice Alliance in Austin, Texas, April 29 to May 3, included networking and an impressive number of plaques and trophies honoring its members.... »

FEDA Compensation Survey Available—Only To Participants - 05/23/2012

It isn’t just members-only who get to peruse the newly released results of FEDA’s 2012 Compensation Survey. In fact, survey results are exclusively available only to those 65 members of the Foodservice Equipment Distributors... »

Winston Industries Founder Celebrates 90th Birthday, Keeps Working - 05/23/2012

On May 19, partygoers gathered in Louisville, Ky., to celebrate the 90th birthday of Winston Shelton, president and founder of Winston Industries. The nonagenarian founded the company in Louisville in 1969, and the family-owned... »

FER President’s Preview E&S Market Forecast Meeting July 24, 2012 - 05/16/2012

Foodservice Equipment Reports' annual President’s Preview 2013 E&S Market Forecast meeting will be held Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at the Westin O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Ill. This one-day, comprehensive look at data and trends... »

FER To Host New Awards Event Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 At The NAFEM Show - 05/16/2012

Foodservice Equipment Reports will stage a new awards event at The NAFEM Show the evening of Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at the Peabody Hotel in Orlando, Fla. The magazine will recognize winners of a series of awards including new... »

NRA Show Gets High Marks And A 6% Jump In Attendance - 05/16/2012

It might be nearing the century mark, but it’s not showing its age. The 93rd annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show is getting favorable reviews and can boast an overall 6% increase in attendance. The... »

Hobart Awards Sustainability Grant to Pittsburgh’s Phipps Conservatory - 05/16/2012

The Hobart Center for Foodservice Sustainability has awarded a $5,000 grant to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh. This is the fifth year that the HCFS has awarded the grant, which recognizes a business or... »

NRA Honors Inaugural Operator Innovation Award Winners - 05/16/2012

Pioneers in innovation and leadership were honored with the inaugural Operator Innovations Awards at last week’s NRA Show. Selected by an independent panel of judges, the winners in each award category, plus an Innovator of the... »

Yum! Names Rick Carucci As President - 05/16/2012

Yum! Brands has promoted Rick Carucci from CFO to president, reporting directly to chairman and CEO David Novak. Patrick Grismer has been promoted from chief planning and control officer to replace Carucci as CFO at the... »

NSF Appoints New V.P. For Global Safety - 05/16/2012

NSF Int’l. has appointed Tom Chestnut as v.p. of its Global Food Safety and Quality Division. Chestnut has more than 25 years of experience in food safety. He most recently served as NSF’s v.p.- Supply Chain Food Safety, helping... »

Huddle House Acquired By Sentinel Capital Partners - 05/16/2012

Huddle House, the Atlanta-based family-dining chain, has been purchased by Sentinel Capital Partners, a New York based private-equity firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The full-service chain’s units serve... »

Technomic Forecasts Improving Operator Sales Into 2013 - 05/16/2012

Technomic Inc., the Chicago-based foodservice research firm, often revises its current-year forecast of operator sales around the time of the National Restaurant Association Show. It did so again this year, but added a... »

MAFSI Barometer Rose 4% In First Quarter 2012 - 05/16/2012

It was less than forecast, but the MAFSI Business Barometer, which tracks manufacturers’ reps’ sales trends, was up 4% in the first quarter 2012 versus the prior year’s first quarter. It was the measure’s sixth consecutive... »

Public E&S Companies Posted 4.9% First Quarter Gain - 05/16/2012

Seven publicly traded equipment and supplies companies reported blended sales rose 4.9% in the first quarter 2012 versus the same quarter in ’11. It was the eighth consecutive quarter of combined revenue gains for the seven,... »

Canadian Restaurant Sales Improved First Quarter - 05/16/2012

Though average same-store sales rose a mere 0.6% in the first quarter this year compared with the same quarter last year, restaurant operators surveyed by the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association are significantly... »

Foodservice And Tax Reform Make a Heady Mix - 05/16/2012

Reforming the tax code would have a huge impact on the way foodservice businesses operate, according to accounting experts who spoke May 7 at the 2012 NRA Show in Chicago. Bob Carroll, of Ernst and Young's quantitative economics... »

Canada Streamlines Temporary Foreign Worker Program - 05/16/2012

Canada can boast of more than one million workers in its restaurant industry, but the country and industry also face a labor shortage. According to the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council, the $63 billion (Canadian)... »

Court Blocks NLRB’s Union Rights Poster - 05/16/2012

That empty space for workplace notices on the kitchen wall, by the loading dock or in the break room might stay vacant a bit longer. In a setback for the National Labor Relations Board, a federal appeals court has officially put... »

Immell To Head Sales & Marketing At Grindmaster-Cecilware - 05/16/2012

Grindmaster-Cecilware has tapped Greg Immell as its new senior v.p.-sales and marketing.  Immell will be responsible for all worldwide sales and marketing activities for the Louisville, Ky., company. He will be based out of... »

CFESA Announces New Officers, Board - 05/16/2012

Joe Pierce, Pierce Parts & Service, has been elected president of the Commercial Food Equipment Service Association. The association’s elections were held during the group’s 2012 Spring Conference, May 2-4 in Chicago.... »

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