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H. Weiss Equipment Acquires Certain BRC Assets - 08/01/2012

In a transaction effective immediately, H. Weiss Equipment Corp., a half-century-old dealership based in Armonk, N.Y., has inked an agreement with BRC Commercial Kitchens Corp. to acquire certain BRC assets and to hire key... »

3Wire Opens Las Vegas Storefront And Distribution Center - 08/01/2012

Las Vegas is home to a new distribution center for 3Wire, which provides supply chain solutions and parts distribution to the foodservice and beverage industries. The new distribution center will serve 3Wire’s casino customers... »

Ace Mart Honors Top Reps, Appoints Brand Director - 08/01/2012

Ace Mart Restaurant Supply has appointed Electrolux veteran Anthony Salemi as its new director of brand and business development. Salemi will hold senior management responsibilities while developing the Ace Mart brand of products... »

Behind The FER 2013 Forecast - 08/01/2012

I hope you’ve seen that we are forecasting another good year for the foodservice equipment and supplies industry in 2013 (see article this issue). We’re forecasting current dollar growth of 4.3% and real growth of 2.5% for next... »

Meet Your Potential: FEDA Offers Thirty CFSP, ServSafe Scholarships - 08/01/2012

The Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association is amping up efforts to boost its members’ professionalism and credentials. The FEDA Education Foundation will present 30 scholarships each for Certified Foodservice Professional... »

New Training Sessions Offered By Accurex - 08/01/2012

The demonstration kitchen at Accurex headquarters has added three new customer training programs. The Greenheck Product Center in Schofield, Wis., now hosts overviews on kitchen ventilation systems; energy-saving kitchen... »

CRFA Boosts Forecast for Restaurant Sales This Year - 07/25/2012

“Restaurant sales are in better shape than we expected,” the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association stated in a release July 14 announcing an upgrade in the groups’ forecast for restaurant sales in Canada this year. The... »

NACUFS Conference Gets High Marks, Honors Operations - 07/25/2012

The National Association of College & University Food Services focused on “Revolutionary Thinking” at its 2012 National Conference in Boston last week. The July 11-14 meeting welcomed more than 900 individuals representing... »

Observers Express Concern About Drought’s Effects On Protein Prices - 07/25/2012

Many observers of the foodservice industry, including Technomic Inc., the National Restaurant Association and others, have been voicing concern about the almost certain impact on food prices, especially proteins, of the severe... »

NRA: Give Ops Time To Address ADA Issues - 07/25/2012

The Americans with Disabilities Act is making it easier for restaurants to welcome all potential customers, but it is leading to “abusive lawsuits,” according to legislation supported by the National Restaurant Association. The... »

NYC Operators Form New Lobbying Group - 07/25/2012

There are a million stories in the big city, and one restaurant association just is not big enough for all of them. Three hundred restaurateurs, bar and lounge owners, hotel executives and liquor distributors have created a new... »

Chicago Says Yes To Food Trucks, But… - 07/25/2012

Chicago is one of the last major American cities to allow food trucks to patrol its streets. For the past few years, the city has allowed food trucks to sell prepared and prepackaged foods, but under pressure from bricks and... »

Groups Question Enforcement Of Food Safety Act - 07/25/2012

Last week, full-page newspaper ads featuring victims of food contamination highlighted an outcry by 10 consumer-health groups that championed the landmark 2010 food safety law but now assert that enforcement delays could cost... »

Wholesale Food And Menu Prices Rose Again In June - 07/25/2012

Wholesale food prices rose for the third month in the last four and menu price increases outpaced those at grocery stores again in June, according to producer and consumer price data released in mid-July by the Bureau of Labor... »

Peet’s Acquisition Gives A Jolt To Coffee Market - 07/25/2012

Peet’s Coffee & Tea is turning over a new leaf. The chain announced on July 23 that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by European holding company Joh. A. Benckiser. The transaction is valued at about... »

Gardner To Helm Frymaster’s Field Sales - 07/25/2012

Mickey Gardner has been appointed by Manitowoc Foodservice as field marketing manager for its Frymaster division. He is responsible for supporting the Shreveport, La., company’s independent manufacturer’s rep force by growing... »

Electrolux Taps Evans For Top North American Post - 07/25/2012

John Evans has been appointed head of Region 5 (North America) within the Electrolux Professional Commercial Organization. He previously held the position of v.p.- marketing and sales for Electrolux Professional North... »

Grindmaster-Cecilware Names Ibrahim Senior V.P. Operations - 07/25/2012

Nestor Ibrahim, CFSP, has joined Grindmaster-Cecilware as senior v.p.-operations. He will be responsible for all operational functions of the company, including manufacturing, supply chain and industrial engineering. Ibrahim is... »

Henny Penny, Hobart Win Chain Honors - 07/25/2012

Henny Penny Corp. has won dual honors from KFC. The Eaton, Ohio, manufacturer has been named by the Yum! chain as Equipment Supplier of the Year and Supplier of the Year. The awards recognize Henny Penny’s newly introduced... »

Leadership Change At Blanco - 07/25/2012

Friedrich Schock has been named CEO at Blanco CS (Customized Solutions). He succeeds Rolf Waldi, who is retiring after 21 years with the German manufacturer of cooking, catering, storage and dispensing equipment. Waldi was... »

Bennigan’s Appoints Three Executives - 07/25/2012

Three key appointments have been made at Bennigan’s. Mike Gabriel has been tapped as the Dallas chain’s new director of construction and design. His resume is topped by his most recent title as development director for Fogo de... »

Ace Mart Honors Top Reps, Appoints Brand Director - 07/25/2012

Last month’s Southwest Foodservice Expo in Dallas was the setting for Ace Mart Restaurant Supply’s annual rep of the year awards. The San Antonio-based, family-owned E&S dealer named Mark Lemons & Associates as its... »

Affani Takes Top Western Regional Post For AllPoints - 07/18/2012

Feras Affani has joined AllPoints Foodservice Parts & Supplies in the newly created position of western regional business development manager. In his new post at the MRO parts and supplies distributor, Affani will focus on... »

New Facilities For Three Manufacturers: - 07/18/2012

T&S Brass has opened an on-site education facility to provide hands-on training to customers, consultants, sales representatives, distributors, contractors and engineers. The 40,000-sq.-ft. center can accommodate small and... »

Correction: Action Sales Is A 2012 FER Top Dealer - 07/18/2012

Sometimes we make a big goof. Somehow, with all the forms flying back and forth, we misplaced Action Sales and left them out of our FER Top Dealer Report article in the June 2012 issue. The oversight was particularly galling... »

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