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Total retail sales rose in September, as did restaurant sales, per the U.S. Census Bureau. Pizza Hut has developed an improved pouch for delivery orders. Urbane Cafe has received a strategic investment from the founders of the Panda Restaurant Group. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.



Remembering Robert Perlick

Perlick Corporation’s Robert Perlick passed away on November 29, 2014. He was 92 years old.

A graduate of Marquette University, Perlick served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II before joining his father and uncles at Perlick Corp., a Wisconsin manufacturer of equipment for the beverage and foodservice industries. He eventually became president of Perlick Corp.

He is survived by two daughters, Pamela Bergum and Gail Perlick, three stepchildren, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Perlick was married for 53 years to Eugenia, the mother of his daughters, and then 13 years to Eleanor. Both women preceded him in death.

A celebration of Perlick’s life will take place Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church, 1529 N. Wauwatosa Ave., Wauwatosa, Wis. Visitation will take place at the church from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The service begins at 11:30.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Perlick’s name are welcome to the Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church and North Shore Congregational Church.

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