Wednesday, December 07, 2016   


 ECONOMIC REPORT -- by Robin Ashton


Former AutoQuotes President Joins Specifi To Run U.S. Business
Industry veteran Michael Greenwald has been appointed President, The Americas, at Specifi LLC as the company initiates its launch into the U.S. market. Greenwald brings to Specifi, which offers a global, end-to-end kitchen... »

Arvidson Tapped For Antunes’ International Sales Management Team
Darren Arvidson has joined Antunes as International Sales Manager, and has taken over responsibility for the Carol Stream, Ill., company’s sales in the Middle East and India, as well as in select countries in Europe. Arvidson... »

NAFEM Show Program Heats Up
Made your reservations yet for the E&S industry’s biggest exhibition? Hurry up… The NAFEM Show 2017 is looking to be a killer of a show. Literally. The three-day show in Orlando, Fla., even caps off with a closing night... »

Starbucks CEO Schultz Moves Aside To Lead High-End Store Initiative
Howard Schultz is stepping down in April as chief executive of the Starbucks Corp. so he can lead the company’s new strategic initiative to build high-end coffee shops. He will remain chairman of the 45-year-old Seattle... »

Panda Restaurant Group Adds Green To Just Salad
The fast-casual concept with 29 locations in New York, Chicago, Kansas, Hong Kong, and Dubai, has gotten a second investment from Panda Express parent Panda Restaurant Group. The funding comes after a year of expansion for Just... »

Round Table Pizza Scores With Open Layout
Remodeling stores into the new “Clubhouse” design is generating robust sales results for Round Table Pizza restaurants. The new concept, open in 16 locations in California, Oregon and Washington State, features “pizza-pub-play”... »

Culver’s Promotes CFO To Fill Top Spot
Six weeks after the death of CEO Phil Keiser, Culver’s has named CFO Joseph Koss as its new president and chief executive officer, beginning in January. Koss has managed the fast-casual chain’s financial operations over a period... »

NRA Partners With Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance
The National Restaurant Association marked a major milestone in its commitment to promoting and elevating diversity in the restaurant industry by welcoming the Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA) to the... »


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