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.
The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) announced six officers and six new directors have been elected to its 2015 Board of Directors.
The National Restaurant Association (NRA) and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced the results from its Board of Directors and Board of Trustees elections. In addition, the NRA and NRAEF announced several industry leaders have joined their boards.
During the 10 years after a central kitchen was built in 1993 for Bozeman Public Schools District #7, the district added 4 elementary schools and a middle school, bringing the total number of schools to 11 and expanding enrollment from 4,800 to 6,200.
The use of food preparation and storage equipment is on the rise, according to 35 percent of foodservice operators participating in the Dream Kitchen Survey, a joint research project from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazine and Y-Pulse, a Chicago-based market research firm.
The foodservice equipment and supplies industry has fallen behind other industries when it comes to effective electronic communications capabilities with trading partners.
Fire roasting — using the live fire of wood- and charcoal-fired indoor grills and ovens — took the number-three spot for trending preparation methods on the National Restaurant Association’s “What’s Hot” list for 2015, an annual survey of American Culinary Federation member chefs that lists foodservice-related trends expected to shape the industry in the coming year.
Spinoff of the multiline foodservice equipment business could be complete by the first quarter of 2016.