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jCarbonara
Joe Carbonara

Double Dose of Disruption

Business leaders often look over their shoulders trying to find the next disruptive player or event that will shake up their organizations. Well, in a matter of weeks spanning August to the beginning of September, the foodservice industry got a double dose of disruption.

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jMartinez
Juan Martinez

Electronic Ordering Insights

Kiosk ordering seems all the rage in today’s foodservice industry. While the process seems simple and intuitive for many consumers, implementation is another story. 

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jStiegler
Jerry Stiegler

Retail Sales Up, Panda Restaurant Group Invests in Urbane Cafe, Pizza Hut Develops New Oven-Hot Delivery System, and More

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.

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Standex Names New President for Food Service Equipment Group

Danaher Corp. veteran De Greef-Safft to lead the multiline foodservice equipment manufacturer.

Standex International Corporation named Anne De Greef-Safft as president of its Food Service Equipment Group. De Greef-Safft joins Standex from Danaher Corporation, where she served most recently as vice president, strategic development – Danaher Sensors & Controls.

De Greef-Safft held various leadership positions within Danaher since 2002. From 2009 through 2014, De Greef-Safft was president of Danaher's Gems, Setra, Sonix and Anderson Companies, where she directed the worldwide operations, marketing and sales, engineering, accounting and human resources functions of these businesses. During her time at Danaher, she also served as a board director for Senstronics from 2009 to 2014, president of Leica Biosystems from 2007 to 2009, president of Hach Lange Europe from 2005 to 2007, and president of Anderson Companies.

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