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In Memoriam: Dick Campion - 07/22/2015

Russell Richmond “Dick” Campion, who served as president of three major E&S manufacturers and served as NAFEM president and on the association’s board of directors, died July 8 in Palm City, Fla. He was 84. The Milwaukee... »

Technomic Boosts 2015 Forecast Of U.S. Operator Sales - 07/22/2015

After years of sluggish growth, the U.S. foodservice market has finally broken out of the doldrums. Strong jobs growth and the dramatic drop in energy prices in the second half of 2014 has helped push consumer confidence to... »

HX: The Hotel Experience Announces 2015 Foodservice Pioneering Concept Winners - 07/22/2015

A wine and tapas venue and a pop-up café reliant on sous vide won first and second place in this year’s edition of the HX: The Hotel Experience—Rooms to Restaurants show’s (formerly the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant... »

Bruegger’s, Jamba Juice Begin Cobranding - 07/22/2015

A smoothie and a bagel with a schmear might be the hot new menu pairing. Jamba Juice has teamed up with Bruegger’s Bagels to open the first of a planned nine co-branded units. The company-owned stores, bringing Bruegger’s... »

Heritage Buys Choquette CKS - 07/22/2015

In a move that expands its aftermarket service across the Canadian market, Heritage Food Service Group announced July 13 that it has acquired Choquette CKS of Montreal and Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, for an undisclosed... »

Hestan Adds New V.P. Of Sales - 07/22/2015

Hestan Commercial has brought on board Basil Larkin as Vice President of Sales. Larkin joins the cooking equipment manufacturer from Craftsman Republic, where he served as chief sales officer. Earlier, he spent two years as vice... »

New England’s FCSI, MAFSI Chapters Host Fundraiser - 07/22/2015

The New England chapters of FCSI and MAFSI celebrated their 42nd annual golf outing and reception on June 1. The charitable event in Andover, Mass., welcomed 128 participants and 84 tee-sign sponsors, raising a total of $20,900... »

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

Nando’s Peri-Peri, the South African-Portuguese restaurant chain, has hatched its first major expansion since moving to the U.S. seven years ago. Nando’s 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... »

FEDA’s 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, there’s 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 year’s forecast. We’re 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 Fazoli’s, the Lexington, Ky.-based fast-casual chain, to Sentinel Capital Partners. Fazoli’s has 213 units; 124 are company-owned. Fazoli’s, founded in 1998, had been owned by Sun Capital since 2006,... »

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

The early-bird discounted fee for Foodservice Equipment Reports’ annual President’s Preview E&S Market Forecast ends this Friday, July 10. After Friday, the $995 fee increases to $1,095. This year’s 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 company’s 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 Int’l. The sale was effective June 30. Bevles... »

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