Thibert Named President At TriMark United East
Joseph Thibert has assumed the post of president of TriMark United East, a major equipment and supplies dealership based in South Attleboro, Mass. Jerry Hyman will continue in his current capacity as president and CEO... »
Unique Pizza Acquires Organic Pizza Chain
Unique Pizza and Subs has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the privately held organic chain, Pizza Fusion Holdings. After the deal closes, most likely by the end of the third quarter, Pizza Fusion will become a wholly... »
Southern Exposure In The Works For Del Taco
Del Taco has inked an agreement to add 20 units to its store count in Alabama and northern Florida. Targeted sites in Alabama include Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, and Tuscaloosa; Florida locations include Jacksonville and... »
Carlisle Appoints Trent Freiberg As President
Carlisle Cos. has appointed Trent Freiberg as president of Carlisle FoodService Products. With this promotion, Freiberg will direct the company’s global operations.
For the past four years, Freiberg has held several leadership... »
California Considers White-Glove Test For Restaurant Playgrounds
Remember the mom who journeyed around the country’s quick-service restaurant playgrounds, testing them for cleanliness? Fortnightly reported the story a year ago. A California assemblyman was so concerned about the discoveries of... »
Sbarro Taps Franchise Development V.P.s
In the midst of an aggressive revitalization effort for its mall-based Italian eateries, Sbarro has appointed two executives to spearhead franchise growth domestically and abroad.
Eric Taylor has joined Sbarro’s as... »
Phillips Succeeds Mosteller As Frymaster’s VP/GM
Todd Phillips has succeeded Dave Mosteller as vice president and general manager of Frymaster. Mosteller, a 25-year veteran of Manitowoc Foodservice, has retired.
Phillips has been with Frymaster for six years in various... »
Component Hardware Taps New Business Manager
Michael Tuman is the new business development manager at Component Hardware Group. Tuman assumes responsibility for accounts in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast for all Component Hardware brands, including Encore, Flame Gard, Keil,... »
Ari Cantor Assumes V.P. Title At Insinger
Ari Cantor has been appointed vice president of Insinger Machine Co. Cantor is the fifth generation of owner-management at the Philadelphia warewashing equipment manufacturer. Since joining the company nearly four years ago,... »
Buying Groups Set To Kick Off Fall Meeting Season
Summer is officially over when the calendar pages fill with sales meetings and educational conferences. A number of dealer buying groups will be convening over the next two months. They include:
Go Play (With Your Kids And Customers)
We’ve had a fun couple of weeks since the last Dealer Report. We played golf at the fourth annual Jerry Maahs charity golf outing, which benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. What’s not to like about a beautiful day... »
Peerless Announces Two Executive Appointments
Peerless Food Equipment has appointed Richard Taylor as its new director of sales. Taylor will direct the outside and inside sales teams while strengthening global agent channels. All product line sales for the Sidney, Ohio,... »
Top 100 E&S Manufacturers Posted 6.4% Gain In 2011
The 100 largest U.S. foodservice equipment and supplies manufacturers saw their sales grow 6.4% last year, up from a 3.9% gain in ’10, as the U.S. E&S market bounced back from the Great Foodservice Recession. Combined sales... »
Wendy’s Re-Imaging Perks Up Sales
Here’s a wake-up call for any operators still putting off store remodeling and re-imaging. It’s a winning strategy for Wendy’s.
During the company’s second-quarter earnings call on Aug. 9, Wendy’s CEO Emil Brolick said early... »
Dunkin' Donuts Announces Expansion Plans Across Latin America
The East Coast doughnut chain isn’t just making a splash west of the Mississippi. It also is making a big push into Latin America. Dunkin’ Donuts will open more than 125 new stores in Chile, Colombia and Peru over the next... »
Second-Quarter Growth Slowed, MAFSI Reports
The rate of growth in sales of foodservice equipment, supplies and furnishings slowed slightly to 3.6% in the second quarter 2012, according the MAFSI Barometer maintained by the Manufacturers’ Agents Association for the... »
Bauscher, WMF Join Forces In U.S.
In an agreement that kicked in May 1, Bauscher USA and WMF Americas have formed an alliance in sales and marketing and customer service for the U.S. market. The collaboration brings together four brands of porcelain, cutlery,... »
Couraud To Head NACUFS
Come Nov. 1, Gretchen Couraud, CAE, CFRE, will be the new executive director of The National Association of College & University Food Services. Couraud will be the third executive director in NACUFS’ 54-year history and will... »
Traffic Growth Slowed This Spring, NPD Says
Restaurant traffic growth slowed this spring, according to the latest data from The NPD Group’s CREST studies. Overall visits grew 1% in the March through May period, slowing somewhat from the surge in traffic seen during the... »
Drop In Local Property Tax Receipts Crunching Local Governments And School Districts
Local government bodies and school districts are facing serious fiscal challenges as local property tax receipts fell in both nominal and real terms during the first quarter of 2012, according to data collected by the Rockefeller... »
Wholesale Food And Menu Prices Continue To Rise
Both wholesale food prices and menu prices rose again in July according to data from the Producer and Consumer Price Indexes maintained by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall wholesale food prices, as computed by the National... »
Most Macro Forecasts Slip In August Blue Chip Survey
The outlooks for growth of real gross domestic product the rest of this year and next fell again in the latest survey of 50 major economic forecasting groups published by Blue Chip Economic Indicators in early August. The... »
NRA And China Talk Food Safety
The National Restaurant Association has partnered in China with Ecolab to share best practices for food-safety training.
Representatives from the two organizations recently traveled to China, where they met with representatives... »
Letter Grades Likely For Baltimore
Word spreads fast in the age of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Information about a restaurant’s menu and its latest health-department inspection moves quickly, and a good word is critical to success. Following the lead of other... »
List Of California Cities Banning Polystyrene Grows Longer
Add Hermosa Beach to the list of more than 60 California cities that ban some form of polystyrene.
Earlier this month, the Hermosa Beach City Council voted to ban polystyrene takeout containers. The city of nearly 20,000 is in... »
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