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.

Metz Culinary Names Swida Director of Purchasing

US Foods veteran to monitor corporate purchasing programs.

Mother Nature Gives Delivery a Lift

But total restaurant visits decline in the first quarter, according to NPD data.

Francis Joins Park Kitchen Culinary Team

Former Essex House chef replaces Echaus.

ITW FEG Promotes Prondzinski to VP of Dealer Sales

Company veteran to replace the retiring Szafranski.

MAFSI Reports 3.3 percent Sales Increase for the First Quarter

Optimistic independent manufacturers' reps project a 4.3 percent increase for the second quarter.

Victorinox Swiss Army Updates Sales Team

Former Swarovski executive Acton assumes VP role for the cutlery manufacturer.

Globe Crowns King Director of Product Management

Former ITW-Hobart veteran takes on a new role.

Restaurant Performance Index Hits 101.7 in April

Restaurant operators report continued improvement for same-store sales and traffic levels.

Q&A with Adam Eskin, Founder of Dig Inn

Dig Inn is a New York City-based, quick-serve restaurant chain and catering company with seven Manhattan locations serving wholesome, seasonal food, healthy smoothies and cold-pressed juices at affordable costs. The concept plans to open three more New York locations by year's end and continue expansion efforts thereafter.

Vending a Healthier Lunch

Entrepreneur Luke Sanders launched Farmer's Fridge, a series of refrigerated kiosks selling fresh, gourmet salads and healthy snacks, in 2013 debuting in various food courts, business-heavy areas and shopping spaces throughout Chicago.

NSF Presents Food Safety Leadership Awards

NSF International recognized three individuals with its 2014 Food Safety Leadership Awards.