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.

Convenience Remains a Key Driver for Takeout Foodservice

More than half of consumers purchase food for takeout at least once a week, according to Technomic.

Coffee Mixology: The Cold Brew Coffee Shop

Combining their passion and creativity with a small but effective equipment package, independent operators continue to make significant inroads in the coffee business.

Halton Group Opens Singapore Office

Foodservice ventilation company now operates in 30 countries.

Remembering John Bridgins

Diversified Foodservice Supply Acquires Mill Hardware & Food Service

Cleveland-based distributor joins DFI's portfolio of companies that includes All Points, FMP and Tundra.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Adds to Development Team

Former Starbucks executive joins the coffee chain as a vice president.

Wing Concepts Take Flight Together

American Restaurant Concepts buys a 50 percent stake in Wing Nutz.

First Watch Bolsters Culinary Team

Schaibly joins the multi-unit operator as director of culinary.

Schwartz Griffin Joins WFF Team

Foodservice industry veteran assumes business development role.

Restaurant Sales Data for 2013, Improving Service Raises the Bottom Line and Much More

This week we take a look at December retail sales and how restaurants fared last month and for all of 2013. We will also look at the affect improved service has on fast food sales, and much more.

Mirkovich Associates Acquires Casper Marketing

The independent manufacturers' rep firm will go to market as Mirkovich-Casper