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.

Kittredge Acquires Northeast Food Service Equipment and Supply

Mass.-based dealer expands its New England reach.

Middleby Buys Viking for $380 million

Elgin-based manufacturer looks to expand via residential sector.

Lakeside Manufacturing Adds a Pair to Sales Team

Palazeti and Smith join the Wisconsin-based foodservice equipment manufacturer.

Restaurant Performance Index Improves to 99.9

Forty five percent of operators plan a capital expenditure in the next six months.

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.