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.

TriMark Buys Strategic

With revenues of $850 million TriMark becomes the largest foodservice equipment and supplies dealer in the United States. 

Research Notes What's Important to Consumers in Restaurant Selection, Names Top Chains

Consumer research firm breaks out brands by service and metrics.


FE&S Announces 2013 Facility Design Project of the Year Winner

University of Wisconsin-Madison's Union South takes top honor.

Insinger Adds Three Rep Groups to Roster

Reps will cover swaths of the Midwest and Southwest, among other areas.  

Market Forge Updates Management Team

Leckel and Whalen take on new assignments.  

Ace Mart Announces Pair of Promotions

Sigh and Zouzalik take on new roles. 

SPG Names New Controller

Dervin Taylor will assume the role. 

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.