Tuesday, July 26, 2016   


 ECONOMIC REPORT -- by Robin Ashton


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There's still time to nab a seat for Foodservice Equipment Reports' 2016 President’s Preview Equipment & Supplies Market Forecast. But you're running out of time to register! The annual one-day event, Tuesday, August 9 at... »

In Memoriam: Milton Schwartz
Milton Schwartz, the second-generation family member and driving force behind the success of Advance Tabco from 1975 through 2002, passed away July 9. He was 85. Schwartz started his career with the company in the 1950’s and... »

Bizerba’s New Foodservice Division Taps Griesmer As Sales Manager
Bizerba North America has announced a new Foodservice Division that will place emphasis on consultants and dealers, and offer continued customer support of corporate and franchise chains. The changes are designed to meet... »

Parts Town Gets Investment Infusion From Berkshire Partners
Parts Town has undergone a major recapitalization led by Boston-based investment firm Berkshire Partners. Summit Partners, an existing shareholder in Parts Town, will remain a significant investor in the company. Terms of the... »

Villeroy & Boch Names New President-Americas
Lisa Knierim is the new President and CEO Americas at Villeroy & Boch, following the retirement of Bernard Reuter. She is responsible for the entire sales and the marketing divisions of tableware, as well as bath and... »

Heritage Appoints CFO/ Senior VP
Heritage Foodservice Group has tapped Roger Jorgensen for its management team as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, overseeing the Fort Wayne, Ind., company’s finance teams in the U.S. and Canada, and supporting... »

Sysco Acquires Supplies On The Fly
Houston-based Sysco Corp. has acquired Supplies on the Fly, the e-commerce platform providing restaurant supplies and equipment exclusively to Sysco customers. Financial terms were not disclosed. In 2009, Sysco entered into an... »

Boelter Consolidates Direct South, Earns Vendor Honors
More than a year after The Boelter Cos. acquired the Gainesville, Ga., dealer, Boelter Direct South has officially changed its name to simply Boelter. The change was announced to employees and suppliers by the companies’... »

Notable Manufacturer News:
Middleby Marshall Once Again Named Domino’s Pizza India’s Top Business Partner For the tenth year in a row, Middleby Marshall has been awarded the 2015 Business Partners Award from Domino’s Pizza India. “We are proud to be... »

Cook Out Branches Out
Despite its low profile, the North Carolina-based quick-service chain is finding its reputation on social media is leading to long lines for newly opened locations. Cook Out opened its first unit in Fredericksburg, Va., last May... »

Ali, Scotsman Plan Office Move
Ali Group and Scotsman Ice Systems are relocating their shared office space to new headquarters. The move, effective August 8, is to 101 Corporate Woods Parkway in Vernon Hills, Ill. “Our growth has been very exciting and more... »


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