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.

AHF Session Focuses on Sustainability

Many foodservice operators would like to think that becoming more sustainable is as simple as buying local or organic produce. During a general session at the Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF) Convention in Phoenix, Janine Oberstadt, founder and principal of sustainability consulting firm foodprint, challenged this line of thought and encouraged the healthcare foodservice professionals in attendance to broaden their perspective.

Hoelle New Director of Sales at Ice-O-Matic

Automation Nation

Starbucks added an automatic machine to its Auto Espresso program.

In Memory of Thomas Murray Funka, Sr.

Rational Opens Chicago Culinary Education Center

Foodservice equipment manufacturer Rational USA has opened a 1,200-sq.-ft. culinary education center in Chicago.

SPG Adds Edwards to Sales Team

In Memory of Charles Fadel

Restaurant Industry Remains on Expansion Path

Forty eight percent of foodservice operators report making a capital expenditure in the past six months.

Harris to Lead CleanRiver Recycling Solutions' New U.S. Entity

Doyon Named President of Middleby Canada

Canadian foodservice veteran to lead Middleby's efforts across the territories.

Military Foodservice Operators Recognized

The Hennessy/Hill Awards recognize top Air Force and Marine Corps foodservice facilities during the NRA Show 2011.