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.

FMP Names Raymond National Sales Manager

Industry veteran joins the Pennsylvania-based manufacturer and distributor of kitchen equipment replacement parts and accessories.

Globe Adds Pair to Management Team

Foodservice equipment manufacturer bolsters its sales and service leadership.

TriMark USA Names Director of Marketing

Maness takes on new role.

FEDA Names New Board Members at 2012 Convention

Brad Wasserstrom becomes FEDA president.

John Metz Named Conti Professor at Penn State

Executive Chairman of Metz Culinary Management chosen as industry leader to help mold students at Penn State's School of Hospitality Management.

Bettcher Names New Director of Engineering

Edward Steele to lead Bettcher's new product development efforts.

Cooper-Atkins Appoints Pair to International Sales Team

International sales team headquartered in Belgium.

NRA's RPI Hit 101.9 in February

Restaurant operators reported positive same-store sales for the ninth consecutive month.

Ultra-Lounges Get in the Foodservice Game

Ultra-lounges and other late-night (but dance-free) bars have long been the source of bottle service, scantily clad servers and speed-pouring bartenders.

Radisson Blu Debuts First North American Luxury Hotel in Chicago

The Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, which debuted the first upscale Radisson Blu brand hotel in the United States in Chicago late last year, is pursuing LEED silver certification.

Understanding What Chefs Want

Developing a good working relationship between foodservice operators and their supply chain partners takes time and understanding between the two parties. Unfortunately, no shortcut exists to expedite these efforts.