Micro Matic USA has announced seven hires to support its expansion in the foodservice market. The Northridge, Calif., company makes dispensing equipment, including underbar refrigeration and back bar equipment. John Hickey, the... »
Tomorrow’s The Deadline for FEDA Profit Survey
The deadline for Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association members to return the questionnaire for the group’s Annual Profit Survey is Thursday, August 1. The survey delivers a wealth of financial and operating guidelines... »
Ace Mart Hosts Rep Awards
Ace Mart Restaurant Supply hosted its annual Rep of the Year Awards at its new downtown Dallas Superstore during the Southwest Foodservice Expo in Dallas in June. Employees in the company’s 15 Ace Mart Superstores, web store,... »
CFESA Changes Mailing Address
Headquarters for the Commercial Food Equipment Service Association has a new mailing address. CFESA can now be reached at P.O. Box 77139, Greensboro, NC 27417. All phone numbers and email addresses remain the same. The... »
Roark Adds Another Brand, Acquires Miller’s Ale House
Miller’s Ale House, a 65-unit casual-dining chain, has been acquired by Atlanta-based private-equity firm Roark Capital Group. The Jupiter, Fla., chain had been owned by KarpReilly LLC. Financial details of the deal were not... »
McDonald’s To Debut In Vietnam
Yes, there are still a few countries where you can’t order a Big Mac or a Happy Meal. McDonald’s Corp. will check off Vietnam from that list sometime next year, adding it as the 38th Asian country in the company’s portfolio.
Americold has named Keith Goldsmith as its new executive v.p. and chief commercial officer. He’ll report to Jeffrey Gault, president/CEO of the Atlanta-based temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics company. Goldsmith had... »
India Adds Three Pinkberry Units In 24 Hours
Frozen yogurt retailer Pinkberry has expanded into India and opened three stores— in Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai—in one day. The Santa Monica, Calif., chain has regionalized the menu for India, its 19th global market. It’s... »
Register Now For FER’s E&S Forecast Seminar Next Month. Time’s Running Out!
Time is running short to register for the industry’s only annual hard-numbers forecast overviewof the foodservice equipment and supplies market. Foodservice Equipment Reports’ 2014 President’s Preview E&S Market Forecast is... »
NRA To Host First-Ever Restaurant Innovation Summit
The National Restaurant Association will host a two-day seminar this fall as a way to offer operators ideas to better engage guests through emerging technology.
“Restaurant Innovation Summit: Emerging Technology and the... »
General Economic Forecasts Continue To Show Slow But Improving Growth
Since we’re in the middle of preparing our annual equipment and supplies market forecast, we thought we’d share the latest key macro-economic forecasts from Blue Chip Economic Indicators. In the latest survey of the 50 economic... »
Technomic Releases New College Foodservice And Fast Casual Reports
Two new reports, one on consumer trends in college and university foodservice and another tracking the Top 150 fast-casual chain brands, are now available from Technomic Inc.
Student patronage levels have almost returned to... »
CFSP Online Course Package Available
NAFEM is offering a new streamlined approach to the certification process which allows prospective Certified Foodservice Professionals to take the course at their own pace, at home or in the office. The CFSP Online Course... »
Retail Outlets Will Take Traffic Share From Restaurants Over The Next Decade, NPD Forecasts
Among the predictions in The NPD Group’s recently released “A Look into the Future of Foodservice” study is this one: Prepared foods provided by retailers such as supermarkets and drug stores will continue to capture share of the... »
Chains Welcome Delay In Health Care Mandate
While menu labeling remains on track—albeit still a bit confusing for many chains—another component of the 2010 Affordable Health Care Act has been delayed. On July 2, the Treasury Dept. announce a yearlong delay for the law’s... »
Thirty-Five Sbarro Stores For India
Sbarro will spread its footprint in southern India under a new 35-unit master franchisee deal. White Planet Restaurants, which currently operates five Sbarro eateries there, will open three outlets this year and grow the brand to... »
Massachusetts City Sets Country’s Toughest Trans Fat Ban
Not even trace amounts of trans fat will be allowed in restaurant food served in Chelsea, Mass. The city just next door to Boston voted July 16 to enact the harshest trans fat ban in the country; while other cities that have... »
California Restaurants Address Stormwater Pollution
It’s a clean slate for hundreds of restaurants which have been certified, or re-certified, under the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission’s Clean Bay Restaurant Certification Program.
Stormwater runoff is a major source of... »
Wholesale And Consumer Food Prices Moved Higher In June
Wholesale food prices rose in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported July 12 in its monthly Producer Price Index release. Food prices at the so-called finished level were up 0.2%, while the increase at the intermediate... »
Myers Restaurant Supply Goes Bicoastal
Northern California-based Myers Restaurant Supply LLC has positioned itself as a national force in E&S with its new division: Myers Restaurant Supply—East. The new branch, based in Marlton, N.J., will service the entire... »
Manitowoc Names Company Vet Robert Hund To Helm Foodservice
Robert Hund has been named president of Manitowoc Foodservice, effective August 1. He will report to Glen Tellock, chairman and CEO of The Manitowoc Co.
Hund is a veteran of Manitowoc’s Crane division. He most recently... »
Hatco Acquires Ovention Inc.
Hatco Corp. has acquired Ovention Inc., the Dallas-based oven technology company. Ovention owns the rights to the Matchbox Oven, recognized earlier this year by the National Restaurant Association with a Kitchen Innovations... »
Globe Equipment Hits Milestone
Globe Equipment Co. is marking its 75th year in business.
The Bridgeport, Conn., family-owned dealership has been a regional supplier of foodservice equipment and supplies to restaurants and institutions since 1938, and more... »
The Complexities Of Chain E&S Purchasing
You can never know too much about your customers and potential customers. In that light, we want to let you know we’ve just finished an exclusive new research study probing the equipment and supplies purchasing and specification... »
The Homer Laughlin China Co. has appointed Deborah Gordon as its first-ever district sales manager for HLC in northern California and Nevada.
The tabletop veteran will work closely with the Newell, West Va., company’s regional... »
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