Tuesday, October 13, 2015   


 ECONOMIC REPORT -- by Robin Ashton


Vulcan, ITW Unveil New Leadership For Chain And Retail Division
Vulcan and its parent company ITW FEG have announced the appointment of Mihyar Mohamed as Vice President/General Manager of the North America Cooking Chain & Retail division. Mohamed, who started at ITW in early 2014 as... »

Mark Your Calendars For FER’s 2016 MUFES
Have you ever wondered how rearranging your kitchen layout can reduce labor and speed service? If your chain is growing, is your supply chain ready to grow with you? And what are the potential benefits and challenges of solar... »

Crown Brands Acquires Barware Company
Crown Brands, the Lincolnshire, Ill., maker of smallware, bakeware, storage and transportation products, has expanded into the barware market with its acquisition of Co-Rect Products. Co-Rect, a Minneapolis-based designer and... »

Personnel Moves:
AutoQuotes has appointed Susannah Albright as its new V.P.-Marketing. She joins AutoQuotes after a career in high-tech marketing and product management at companies including Intuit, Lucent Technologies and Octel... »

SHFM Directors’ Award Winners Announced
The National Conference hosted by Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management is just weeks away. SHFM’s meeting, October 28-30 at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, includes a full lineup of educational programs and... »

In Memoriam: NACUFS’ Jon Lewis

FCSI-TA Debuts Student Competition
Foodservice Consultants Society Int’l.-The Americas is rolling out its first-ever student competition, offering foodservice, hospitality and culinary-arts students in North and South America the chance to win scholarships,... »

Vollrath Launches New Name, Website For OEM Division
The Vollrath Co. has launched a website for its newly branded Vollrath Manufacturing Services division, formerly known as Polar Ware Contract Manufacturing. “Whether it is in the foodservice, industrial cleaning or the... »

Ali Group Acquires InterMetro Industries
Ali Group, parent company of 76 global foodservice equipment brands, announced September 17 that it has closed on its agreement to acquire InterMetro Industries and its subsidiaries, including Metro, from Emerson. Terms of the... »

Grab An App: It’s Kitchen Innovations Awards Time
Innovative, cutting-edge equipment introduced to the marketplace in the past 24 months can garner more than customer raves and strong sales: It can get recognition from the National Restaurant Association’s 2016 Kitchen... »

G.E.T. Enterprises Welcomes Culinaire To Its Portfolio
G.E.T. Enterprises has completed its merger with Chicago-based Culinaire by Mikon Int’l. The merger, official Sept. 24, brings together G.E.T., the Houston-based maker of dinnerware, drinkware and displayware,... »


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