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.

Winston's Electronics Division Names New VP

Teri McDonald to take on new role.

Halvorsen Named President of the New Jersey Restaurant Association

Hospitality veteran takes on new role.

WPC Names New Regional Director

Dallas native Keller joins Wolfgang Puck Catering.

ALI Group Buys Scotsman Industries

Private-equity firm Warburg Pincus sells ice machine business.

IHMRS: The Show Must Go On

Trade show organizers take the necessary steps to ensure a smooth opening to the annual event scheduled to run Nov. 10-13 and offer complimentary registration to FE&S readers.

TableCraft Acquires Professional Bakeware Company

Line aims to reduce food waste.

Middleby Buys Broiler Maker

Multi-line foodservice equipment manufacturer adds broiler maker to its line of cooking equipment.

Restaurant Performance Index Declined in September

Operators remain upbeat despite challenging sales and traffic numbers.

Consumers’ Appetite for Beverages Grows

Seventy-one percent of consumers now purchase beverages away from home twice a week or more, according to Technomic's "Beverage Consumer Trend Report."

Franchising Focus

A report by Technomic and Restaurant Finance Monitor finds that many chains continue to see franchising as a significant growth opportunity.

Caribou Coffee Expansion Plans

Caribou Coffee has teamed up with a local grocery store chain in the Chicago area to grow its retail and footprint as well as to lay the groundwork for continued expansion, not unlike Starbucks' partnership with Dominick's years ago, which has since been scaled back.