Friday, May 06, 2016   


 ECONOMIC REPORT -- by Robin Ashton


Entry Deadline Extended Till May 13 For 2016 Foodservice Pioneering Concept
HX: The Hotel Experience, November 13-15 at the Jacob Javits Center, New York, is accepting applications for the 2016 Foodservice Pioneering Concept Awards. Submissions must include plans for a revenue-generating foodservice... »

National Service Co-op Creates Advisory Board
The National Service Cooperative, the nationwide network of companies providing service, repair and maintenance for commercial foodservice equipment, has established its first Advisory Board. The new leadership team will hold its... »

A.J. Antunes & Co. Rebrands As Antunes
A.J. Antunes & Co. has announced a corporate rebranding and has changed its name to Antunes. The name still honors the founder, Augie J. Antunes, while elevating the company’s family values and vision and positioning it for... »

In Memoriam: Rep Joseph Byrne
Longtime member MAFSI member Joseph Byrne, founder of Byrne & Associates, has died. He was 87. Byrne founded his manufacturer’s rep firm in 1970, and remained an active member of MAFSI until his retirement from the... »

AHF Announces 2016 Award Winners
Creative and innovative work has been recognized with awards from the Association for Healthcare Foodservice. The AHF honors facilities and foodservice directors in five categories ranging from excellent leadership to... »

Personnel Moves:
Chad Severson has been appointed President of Emerson’s InSinkErator business. He had been president of Emerson Tool Co. since 2011. He succeeds Tim Ferry, who takes over as Emerson’s group v.p. for Tools and Home Products.... »

Nestle´ Adds Nearly Two Dozen New Locations
A March opening at the San Diego Zoo caps a string of 23 new domestic locations for Nestlé Toll House Café By Chip. The Dallas-based dessert concept recently opened a two additional stores in Canada and eight in the Middle East.... »

Pieology Pizzeria Debuts First Of 20 Stores Planned In Hawaii
The artisan pizza chain has kicked off its sixth year in business with 39 new units over last year’s store count; in 2015, it recorded 62% growth, expanding from 63 to 102 units. Already with a footprint in 10 states—Alabama,... »


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