Wednesday, June 29, 2016   


 ECONOMIC REPORT -- by Robin Ashton


FER Slates August 9 For President’s Preview
Foodservice Equipment Reports will host its 2016 President’s Preview Equipment & Supplies Market Forecast on Tuesday, August 9. The annual one-day event at the Westin O’Hare includes Publisher/Research Editor Robin Ashton’s... »

AHF Bestows Two Top Honors
The Association for Healthcare Foodservice has honored Julie Jones as the winner of its 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award for her innovative career-spanning contributions to the foodservice industry. Maureen Leugers, MBA, RD is the... »

HX Partners With NYC Hospitality Alliance
Now in year two of a multimillion-dollar rebrand, HX: The Hotel Experience has formed a partnership with the New York City Hospitality Alliance under which the Alliance will produce restaurant and foodservice content for the... »

Boston Market Sets Sights On Middle East Market
The Golden, Colo., chain is taking its version of homestyle cooking into the Middle East. An area development agreement with Al-Ghunaim Trading Co. will see dozens of Boston Market restaurants in Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi... »

Shake Shack Plans “Sweet 16” Openings In ‘16
The same week it debuted only its fourth Midwest location, at Minnesota’s Mall of America, the New York chain announced it would open its first store in South Korea. That unit will start operating in one of Seoul’s largest... »

Soucie Signs On With Webb Foodservice Design
Ray Soucie, FCSI, LEED AP, has joined Webb Foodservice Design after 25 years as Principal of RSA Inc. in Portland, Ore. Soucie assumes the title of Senior Project Manager and will focus exclusively on design and project... »

Foodesign Associates Adds Project Director
Foodesign Associates, the Charlotte, N.C.-based foodservice design agency, has hired Nuong Nguyen-Chadwick as Principal and Project Director. Nyugen-Chadwick, a native of Vietnam, has more than 20 years' experience in commercial... »

McDonald’s HQ Heading Back To The City
The Oak Brook, Ill.-based burger giant is leaving the suburbs, and will move its corporate headquarters to Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood by the spring of 2018. McDonald’s also will move its “Hamburger University” training... »

Infrico Adds Nadal
Michael Nadal, a veteran of two decades in the foodservice industry, has been hired by Infrico USA as National Sales Director. He joins the Miami-based maker of refrigeration, freezer and display equipment from TriMark Strategic,... »


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