Match This: 20 AccuTemp Employees Ace CFSP Exam
The old joke goes, how do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice. In this industry, how does a company’s employees achieve a 75% first-time pass rate on the Foodservice Equipment Industry Certification exam... »
Starbucks Expanding North And South
Starbucks Corp. continues to grow the roster of countries in which it operates. This year the chain has already debuted in Costa Rica and Norway and is ordering extra coffee brewers and espresso makers for expansions north and... »
FER Top Dealer Survey Ready For Download
FER will once again publish a listing of leading equipment and supplies dealers and distributors in its June issue. To make sure your company is part of this prestigious listing, sent annually to FER’s nearly 20,000 multiunit... »
Alliance Acquires Schweppe
Two Chicago-area dealers have merged. Alliance Paper & Food Service, Franklin Park, Ill., has acquired Schweppe Kitchen Equipment & Supply, based in Lombard, Ill.
“The two companies clearly share the same operating... »
Manitowoc Taps Stevenson To Helm Ovens & Advanced Cooking Division
Manitowoc Foodservice has appointed John Stevenson as v.p./general manager of Ovens &Advanced Cooking-Americas. Stevenson takes the reins from Rick Cutler, who retired in late February after 23 years with the company.
Bargreen Ellingson Names New President
Bargreen Ellingson, the Tacoma, Wash.-based dealership, will soon have its third generation of family leadership. During the company’s recent annual sales meeting, Paul Ellingson announced that he would be stepping down from his... »
Nor-Lake Adds Nat’l. Accounts Manager, Shares Award
Nor-Lake Inc. has welcomed Phil Metz as foodservice national accounts manager. Metz worked with Scotsman Ice from 2004-11 as a regional sales manager after a 12-year career with Beverage Air, where his roles included product... »
Vollrath Presents 2011 Sales Awards
The Vollrath Co. recognized its top sales performers during its annual sales meeting and awards banquet in January.
Jim Greyson of the Southeast region was awarded his third District Sales Manager of the Year... »
Component Hardware Group Expands Sales, Marketing Team
Component Hardware Group has appointed Lois Schneck as director of marketing and promoted Kevin Trumpey to the post of business development and sales operations manager. Schneck joins Component from Follett Corp., where she... »
Viola To Cover New England For ACP
ACP Inc. has appointed the Viola Group as its new Amana Commercial representatives in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. The manufacturer’s representative group, headquartered in Madison,... »
Brua Joins Carroll Chair
Rick Brua has joined Carroll Chair and LaCrosse as Western regional sales manager. Brua, a veteran of sales management at Standex, Imperial and IMI Cornelius, will be responsible for selling the companies’ products and managing... »
Fill Out Your FER Top Dealer Survey!
It’s that time of year. Tomorrow (March 1) will be the beginning of meteorological spring: time to consider cleaning your windows, time to pay your taxes, time to fill out the FER Top Dealer survey.
Remember, our survey is... »
The E&S Recovery Continues, MAFSI Data Shows
Equipment and supplies sales continued to grow at a healthy rate in the fourth quarter of 2011 according to the quarterly Business Barometer maintained by the Manufacturers’ Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry. The... »
Gas-Price Increases Making Consumers, Operators Nervous
In spite of a recent flurry of good economic news about jobs, housing and international trade, an unusual jump in winter gasoline prices has both consumers and restaurant operators wondering if this year will be a repeat of last... »
NRA Forecast Posits Interesting Shifts In Segment Growth
Foodservice management companies and self-operated institutions in noncommercial segments will grow slightly faster than eating and drinking places in 2012, the National Restaurant Association predicts in its annual industry... »
Say What? The State With The Fastest Growing Foodservice Sales: North Dakota!
An analysis of the National Restaurant Association’s forecasts for state and regional growth reveals some surprising shifts. Before the recession, foodservice growth in Sunbelt states, including the West, typically outpaced that... »
IFMA Announces Silver Plate Winners
The Int’l. Foodservice Manufacturers Association is marking its 58th year recognizing excellence by foodservice operators. Nine operators in nine market segments have been named 2012 IFMA Silver Plate Award Recipients. All will... »
Red Robin Has Big Plans, New Prototype
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers’ fourth-quarter profits were up by a third, and the chain says it will focus its turnaround efforts this year on a new prototype, an expanded burger menu and the opening of four variations on a... »
Henny Penny Announces Major Reorganization
With a fourth year of record sales expected, structural changes and executive promotions have been announced at Henny Penny Corp. The Eaton, Ohio, manufacturer has promoted Art Harlan to executive v.p., and announced six other... »
Last Call For NSF Food Safety Awards
By the time you read this, you’ll only have only two days left to submit a nomination for NSF Int’l.’s 2012 Food Safety Leadership Awards. Nominations must be received by Friday, Feb. 24 for the program, which recognizes... »
IRS Withdraws Third-Party Reconciliation Requirement
The Internal Revenue Service has pulled back from a plan that would have required businesses to reconcile the total receipts they report on their business income-tax forms with the amounts that third parties, such as credit card... »
U.K. Equipment Group To Unveil Energy Saving Directives At Hotelympia
Next week’s Hotelympia in London will serve as the launch pad for the Catering Equipment Suppliers' Association to unveil the first data from its research into sustainability and energy savings.
CESA's Mind the Gap project... »
No Snow, But Lots Of Energy Info In Wisconsin In March
The Energy Center of Wisconsin is again offering an energy efficiency foodservice training seminar with Don Fisher of Fisher-Nickel. The Energy Efficiency in Commercial Foodservice seminars, March 14 in Brookfield, and March 16... »
San Francisco Extends Plastic Bag Ban To Restaurants
Doggie bags and takeout foods will head home bagless, if officials in San Francisco have anything to say about it.
The city’s Board of Supervisors voted earlier this month to make it illegal for any shop in the city to offer... »
Two Deadlines Loom For FEDA Members
The deadline is next Monday, Feb. 20, for FEDA members to register for the association’s upcoming convention—not to mention their hotel rooms—at the J.W. Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa in Tucson, Ariz. More information... »
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