Friday, September 30, 2016   


 ECONOMIC REPORT -- by Robin Ashton


Seventeen Earn FER’s Industry Excellence Awards
Seventeen recipients have been announced in Foodservice Equipment Reports’ biennial 2017 Industry Excellence Awards. Honorees included six organizations for Management Excellence; six to individuals near or under the age of 40... »

In Memoriam: Vollrath Company Steward Terry Kohler
Terry Kohler, CEO of Windway Capital Corp., the parent corporation of Vollrath Co., died September 20. He was 82. Kohler, the great-great grandson of company founder Jacob J. Vollrath, joined the Sheboygan, Wis., foodservice... »

Component Hardware Buys Food Service Parts
Lakewood, N.J.-based Component Hardware Group has acquired the hardware and related business of Food Service Parts (aka John S. Dull and Associates), the Garden Grove, Calif., supplier of CHG's branded parts to the commercial... »

Marmon Buys Italy’s Dominioni, Pasta Equipment Maker
Three months after acquiring Angelo Po, Marmon has added a second Italy-based foodservice equipment manufacturer. The assets of Dominioni Punto & Pasta S.r.l., a leading Italian supplier of commercial pasta equipment, have... »

Tom Szafranski Joins Heritage To Helm Commercial Business Development
Heritage Foodservice Group has hired industry veteran Tom Szafranski as Executive V.P.- Commercial Business Development.  Szafranski is directing the Chain, Service Agent and International business units for Heritage Parts... »

Arby’s Supplier Honors Cite Three Manufacturers
Three foodservice equipment manufacturers were among 12 suppliers honored by Arby’s Restaurant Group and ARCOP, its national supply chain cooperative, during the 3,300-unit chain’s Worldwide Franchise Convention in Orlando, Fla.,... »

Personnel Appointments:
After 22 years with Yum! Brands as part of the RSCS, LLC (formerly UFPC) supply chain team, Brenda Lloyd has set up BSLloyd Consulting, specializing on areas including capital investment procurement, interim leadership, and... »

Free Live Webinar Gives The ABCs On Induction Technology
Induction cooking is more than a century old, but demand for the technology in commercial foodservice industry is just beginning to take off. An October 13 free webinar at SoCal Energy’s Education Center, Hot New Induction... »

BurgerFuel Steps On The Pedal For U.S. Launch
On the heels of ending its collaboration with Subway and Franchise Brands following the death of its founder Fred DeLuca, almost a year ago, New Zealand-based BurgerFuel is moving ahead with plans to launch in the States. The... »

Newk’s To Launch In Indiana
The Mississippi-based fast-casual chain is introducing its brand of Southern hospitality into the Hoosier state with 15 new restaurants. Newk's Eatery will open the locations throughout Indianapolis, the northern suburbs and... »

Application Time For 2017 Kitchen Innovations Awards
Autumn isn’t just time for football and college applications, it’s time for foodservice equipment manufacturers to apply for the 2017 Kitchen Innovations Awards. The NRA program, now in its 13th year, recognizes and... »

Spring USA Sold By Fiskars
Fiskars has sold Spring USA, the suburban Chicago maker of buffet systems, cooking stations and heat lamps, to a Minneapolis private equity company. The new owner, ShoreView Industries, previously held a financial interest in... »


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