Foodservice News & Trends

Breaking news for the full foodservice equipment and supplies distribution channel. Includes information on dealers, distributors, design consultants and multi-unit operators spanning leadership changes, mergers and acquisitions, trends, data and much more.

Remembering Jon Lewis

Jon Lewis, a longtime member of the college foodservice community has passed away.

Felton Brushes Updates Rep Network

Felton Brushes Ltd appointed four new representative firms for its Chef Felton line of broiler, oven and grill brushes.

SHFM Names Directors’ Award Winners

SHFM presented five foodservice professionals with its Directors Awards, which recognize those individuals who the society feels have gone “above and beyond to serve the association and better the industry.”

Master-Bilt Updates Rep Network

Master-Bilt, a manufacturer and supplier of commercial refrigeration, expanded its relationship with rep Davis & Associates, Inc. The Muskego, Wis., rep firm now represents Master-Bilt in the Northern Illinois and Chicago region.

Wendy’s Announces Leadership Transition

Emil Brolick will retire from his post as president and chief executive officer for The Wendy's Company in May 2016. Todd Penegor, the quick-service restaurant chain’s current chief financial officer, is expected to succeed Brolick, according to a company release.

A.J. Antunes & Co. Expands Rep Network

A.J. Antunes & Co. has added PB&J Commercial Agents and Specialized Marketing to its network of manufacturers’ reps. PB&J will represent the Carol Stream, Ill.-based foodservice equipment manufacturer in Illinois and Specialized Marketing will handle A.J. Antunes’ business in Wisconsin.