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.

Remembering Erwin Shakin

AllPoints founder passed away Christmas Eve.

Panera, Applebee’s Franchisee Debuts Spuntino Wine & Tapas Concept

Doherty Enterprises, a large franchise operator of Panera and Applebee's restaurants, opened Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas, an all-Italian small plates and wine concept in Clifton, N.J.

Vollrath Buys Acry Fab

Second plastics manufacturing firm for Vollrath

Unified Brands Makes a Splash with Power Soak Acquisition

Cantrell joins Unified Brands as vice president/general manager.

NRAEF Adds Speyer Schieffelin to its Leadership Team

She comes over from the Darden Business School.

Standex Announces New Hires, Personnel Moves

Standex Cooking Solutions Group announced a series of personnel moves in its sales and marketing departments.

AccuTemp Updates Rep Network

PKE to represent the foodservice equipment manufacturer out east.

DoubleTree to Launch Made Market Dining Concept

Tulsa will be the first location.

Chef's Toys Acquires Star Restaurant Equipment & Supply

The Star brand is expected to remain intact.

Kaplan Takes Flight on Eagle Group's Sales Team

Industry vet joins team.

Reps' Outlook Mixed

Independent manufacturers' reps forecast decreased sales for the fourth quarter but predict a healthy increase in 2013.