Friday, October 28, 2016   


 ECONOMIC REPORT -- by Robin Ashton


AutoQuotes Appoints Susannah Albright As New CEO
AutoQuotes Inc. has named Susannah Albright as CEO. She succeeds AutoQuotes founder Kent Motes, who takes on the title of Chairman Emeritus. In addition, the Jacksonville, Fla., company has named Motes’s three children,... »

Vollrath Hires Mizla To Oversee Consultant Sales
The Vollrath Company has engaged Katharine Mizla, FCSI, as its new Consultant Sales Manager. Mizla will drive new and existing foodservice projects for a variety of industries and work closely with the director of equipment sales... »

Antunes Begins Work On Expanding Manufacturing Facility
Antunes broke ground this month on an expansion of its manufacturing facility in Carol Stream, Ill. The expansion will add approximately 55,000 sq.ft. to the company’s headquarters there, and additional space will accommodate... »

Dog Haus Wags The Expansion Tail
Dog Haus, the six-year-old Pasadena, Calif., concept, has signed a development agreement which will see the construction of 300-plus new franchise locations in 12 states during the next seven years. Under the deal with American... »

Stoelting Names Pavesi To Helm Business Development
Stefano Pavesi has joined Stoelting Foodservice/Vollrath as Business Development Manager. He joins the Kiel, Wis., maker of frozen dessert equipment from Carpigiani North America, where he was v.p.-chain accounts after serving... »

In Memoriam: Phil Keiser, CEO Of Culver’s
Phil Keiser, Culver’s president and CEO and a veteran of 20 years at the chain, passed away on October 15. Co-founder Craig Culver will assume the role of interim CEO until a successor is named. “Culver’s would not be what it... »

Starbucks Assigns CEO For Burgeoning Chinese Market
Starbucks Corp. has named its first chief executive officer for China and said it plans to more than double its store count in that country to 5,000 by 2021. Belinda Wong has assumed the title of CEO-Starbucks China. Wong had... »

Alto-Shaam Golf Outing Raises Funds For Cancer Research
Alto-Shaam is donating $127,500 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society following its annual Jerry Maahs Memorial Golf Outing, held in August in Wisconsin. The event, which brings together employees, dealers, and vendors to honor... »

Lister Named To Run Famous Dave’s
Michael Lister has been appointed to replace Adam Wright as CEO as Famous Dave’s of America; he also been named Chief Operating Officer. Wright has left the company and resigned from the board of directors. Lister is a 19-year... »


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