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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.



H&R Adds Alabama Location

Foodservice equipment & supplies dealer focuses on growth with new store opening in Tuscaloosa.

HR Showroom1

Hotel & Restaurant Supply, a Meridian, Mississippi-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer, opened a location in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

The company's sixth location in the Southeast, this facility includes a stocked showroom, warehouse and office space. Other H&R locations include Gulfport and Jackson, Mississippi; and Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee.

For 2013 H&R reported annual sales of $64.45 million, making it the 23rd largest foodservice equipment and supplies dealer in the country, according to FE&S' 2014 Distribution Giants Study.

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