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.

Homer Laughlin Names New President

The role of president passes from brother to sister in the family-owned company. 

Southbend Partners with JFA

JFA to communicate with foodservice consultants on behalf of Southbend.

Remembering Carl Kaufmann

Longtime manufacturers' rep Carl Kaufmann passed away on March 17. He was 77 years old.

Nearly Half of Parents Polled Visit Family-Style Restaurants Weekly

Opportunities exist for growth among Millennial and Hispanic customers.

Non-Commercial Foodservice Showing Signs of Growth

Non-commercial accounted for 34 percent of total foodservice sales in 2012. 

NRA Launches Pizzeria Industry Council

One of the council's first meetings was with the White House on menu labeling regulations. 

Scotsman Appoints New VP of Engineering

Industry vet returns to Scotsman.  

Global Foodservice Traffic Sluggish in Q4 2012

Spending increases helped offset slow traffic, according to NPD Group.

Bargreen Ellingson Opens Facility in Anchorage


Win-Holt Promotes Yates

Long-time associate gains ground. 

Graber Promoted to President of CookTek

Promoted from VP of operations.