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.

NRA Names Hans Lindh Sr. VP of Membership and Industry Relations

MAFSI Business Barometer Posts 5 Percent Increase in Fourth Quarter

Independent manufacturers reps serving the foodservice equipment and supplies industry closed out 2010 on a high note, as their sales levels eclipsed 2009 levels.

NRA RPI Jumps to 101.1 in December

The NRA's Restaurant Performance Index posted a solid 1.1 percent increase in December, indicating a positive outlook among foodservice operators based on improving business conditions.

 

Manitowoc Taps Norlander for Area Sales Role

Webb Design Opens Las Vegas Office

NRA Projects Year of Growth for Foodservice Industry

For the first time in four years, the restaurant industry will experience real growth, according to the National Restaurant Association's 2011 Forecast.

Consumers Outline Restaurant Spending Plans for 2011

Although the business climate seems to be improving, relief appears to be a ways off for foodservice operators.

Veteran Service Agent and Son Buy Vanco

Indianpolis-based Vanco, a commercial foodservice equipment service agency, is under new ownership.

Culinary Equipment Group Enters Chicago-Area Market

A group of seasoned foodservice professionals have joined forces to join Culinary Equipment Group, a multiple-line manufacturers' rep group.

NRA Welcomes Three New Officers

In a January 2011 Board of Directors Meeting, the National Restaurant Association introduced three new officers.

Next Generation Restaurant Patrons: Millennials

According to Technomic's Generational Consumer Trend Report, the Millennial generation, aged 18 to 33, rivals the Baby Boomer generation in size. As a result, restaurant chains are adjusting their tactics to make their foodservice operations more appealing to this sizable demographic.