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jCarbonara
Joe Carbonara

Excellence in Experience

In addition to projecting slow but real growth for the foodservice industry in 2018, The NPD Group outlined a handful of attributes that will affect the way consumers use foodservice. Specifically, NPD predicts consumers will remain strapped for time, embrace digital ordering even more and strive to develop a closer relationship with their couches.

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jMartinez
Juan Martinez

Eye on Efficiency

If your new year’s resolution has fallen by the wayside not that the calendar has turned to February, never fear. It is always a good time to explore new experiences and new opportunities to make a difference in the foodservice industry.

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jStiegler
Jerry Stiegler

Restaurant Sales Flat in January, Sales Growth Among Largest Chains Slowed, and the Number of U.S. Restaurants Dipped

U.S. retail sales declined in January while restaurant sales were flat. Rising government price indexes raise fears of higher inflation and interest rates. Technomic reports sales growth among the 500 largest restaurant chains slowed for the second consecutive year. The number of restaurants in the U.S. declined last year. These stories and whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.

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Brothers Kevin and Michael Curtis take on expanded roles.

The Wilbur Curtis Company promoted Kevin Curtis to president and chief executive officer and Michael Curtis to executive vice president. Bob Curtis, Kevin’s father, continues to serve as the company’s chairman of the board for the California-based manufacturer of commercial coffee and tea brewing systems.

Kevin has headed Curtis’ sales, marketing and product development areas since joining the company in 1986. In his new role, Kevin’s focus will include product innovation and sales growth.

Michael, who is Kevin’s brother and joined the company in 1993, has focused his efforts inside the company, specifically in the operational and administrative areas.

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