Consumer Sentiment Hits Five-Year High
Two weeks ago, we wrote in FER Fortnightly, “The fiscal cliff looms, worries about the fate of the Euro and European sovereign debt continue and everyone is uncertain about political environments everywhere. But American... »
Wholesale Food Prices Keep Rising In September As Gas Prices Slowly Fall
Food prices at the finished goods level rose another 0.2% in September, their fourth consecutive month of gains, according to data from the latest Producer Price Index, released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Oct. 12. More... »
Victory’s Sales Team Adds Two Regional Sales Managers
Victory Refrigeration has added a pair of familiar industry names to its sales team.
Kathleen Moccia Poulos is the company’s new regional sales manager, based in Southern California. Her career began with what is now Moccia... »
TriMark Acquires Century Concepts
TriMark USA announced on Sept. 28 that it had acquired Century Concepts, a Suwanee, Ga., dealer/fabricator. The company joins TriMark’s South division to create a new branch: TriMark Century Concepts.
Century Concepts was... »
Inviting FER's Top Dealers To The Awards Dinner
With the announcement in this issue of our Industry Service Award winners, we have named all of those who will be honored at FER’s Awards Dinner & Program at the Peabody Hotel, Feb. 8, 2013, in Orlando, Fla. The dinner will... »
Top Posts Are Filled At Sysco Canada
Sysco Corp. has installed Randy White, president and CEO of Sysco Canada's Western region and Sysco Calgary, as the new president of Sysco Canada. The broadline giant also named Rod Stroud, president and CEO of Sysco Canada's... »
New Showroom, New Regional Manager At Caddy Corp.
Caddy Corp. has hired Phil Bailis as eastern regional sales manager. Bailis most recently covered the East Coast for several Standex brands. He will be responsible for Caddy’s three manufacturing segments: ventilation/utility... »
Pecinka Posts Emre To Oversee Dealer, End User Networks
Pecinka Ferri Associates has added Emre Evren to its sales team as an outside sales rep handling the dealer and end-user network. Evren has been a supply-chain manager, manufacturer’s representative, associate consultant and most... »
Jack In The Box Gets Serious About The Midwest
Jack in the Box is making a jump into the Midwest market. The San Diego-based chain opened its first outlet in Ohio last month; it hopes the new Cincinnati store will help launch it further eastward, into Cleveland, where it is... »
Domino’s Marks 10,000th Unit Opening
Two landmarks for Domino’s Pizza: The chain opened its 10,000th store—in Kaligthane, Turkey. The Ann Arbor, Mich., chain has more than 250 stores in Turkey, all owned and operated by Fides, a private equity company.
A day... »
FER Names Winners Of First Management Excellence Awards
Foodservice Equipment Reports, with the assistance of the magazine’s Awards Selection Advisory Boards, has chosen six organizations to receive the magazine’s first Management Excellence Awards.
The awards recognize companies... »
NRA Show To Stick With Chicago Through 2021
Apparently, the first 63 years have gone pretty well. The National Restaurant Association announced Oct. 1 that its annual Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show and International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event will remain in Chicago... »
Personnel Moves Strengthen Sales Force At Kitchen Brains
There’s quite a bit of news from Kitchen Brains, the Stratford, Conn., entity that combines SCK Direct and Food Automation-Service Techniques (FAST). The company, which creates interconnected kitchen technology, including... »
Cap Ex Measures Fall As NRA’s RPI Rises
Foodservice operators’ capital purchasing activity and intentions fell strongly in the August survey for the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index, while nearly all other indicators in the index rose. Big... »
Second Quarter Traffic Gains Anemic In Most Markets-- Except China And Canada
Restaurant customer traffic increased in the second quarter 2012, if only slightly, in most of the 10 markets The NPD Group surveys. Still, except for China and Canada, most countries saw anemic gains at best. Traffic in the U.S.... »
Go Figure: Consumer Sentiment Spurted In September…
The fiscal cliff looms, worries about the fate of the Euro and European sovereign debt continue and everyone is uncertain about political environments everywhere. But American consumers clearly became more upbeat in September,... »
…But Business Leaders’ Confidence Hit Three-Year Low
Consumers may be more upbeat, but according to the Business Roundtable’s third-quarter survey, chief executive officers’ confidence plummeted to its lowest level in three years, putting it on a par with that immediately following... »
Master-Bilt Refrigeration has added Richard Yeomans of Richard Yeomans Sales and Marketing as its newest Canadian sales rep. He will cover sales for north, east and south Ontario effective immediately. Yeomans brings more than 20... »
California Update: Playground Bill Vetoed, Homemade Food Sales Okayed
California Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would expand food-safety laws to cover indoor and outdoor playgrounds at quick-service restaurants. Brown cited a lack of evidence that the sanitation problems require a new... »
NSF’s China Lab Earns Full Accreditation
Equipment testing just got easier—and more professional—in China. NSF Int’l. has achieved ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation from the China National Accreditation Service for its laboratory in Shanghai. The accreditation enables the lab... »
Taco Bell Operator K-MAC Acquires 25-Unit Franchisee
One of the country’s largest Taco Bell franchisees, K-MAC Holdings, has acquired No Limits LLC, a Missouri-based Taco Bell franchisee that owns and operates 25 Taco Bell restaurants. K-MAC is owned by Brentwood Associates and... »
Food Fight: Oral Arguments Begin In Prison Kosher Case
The rights of Jewish prisoners to kosher meals in Texas correctional facilities are at the forefront of a court case that began Oct. 1. The Texas correctional system is one of the few state prison systems restricting access to... »
FER Names Dealer Award Winners
Bargreen Ellingson, Tacoma, Wash., and Mobile Fixture, Mobile, Ala., have been named winners of Foodservice Equipment Reports’ first Management Excellence Awards in the dealer category. Bargreen receives the award for dealers... »
FEDA Offers 20 UID Scholarships For Spring 2013...
Opportunity awaits dealer middle-management professionals seeking career advancement in the distribution field. They can apply for one of 20 FEDA Education Foundation scholarships to attend The University of Industrial... »
...And Awards Two More ServSafe Scholarships
The FEDA Education Foundation has more than one scholarship program. It just awarded two more ServSafe Scholarships. Lanie Bolinger and Emilio Valdovinos from Ace Mart Restaurant Supply of San Antonio, Texas, were given ServSafe... »
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