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.

Cooper-Atkins Promotes Eggers

Company vet to take on executive marketing position. 

Koether Takes on New Role at Kitchen Brains

Company continues reorganization plan in support of growth. 

Restaurant Performance Index Holds Steady in June

Same-store sales and customer traffic remained positive; Restaurant operators generally optimistic about sales growth in the months ahead. 

U.S. Total Restaurant Count Increases by 3,045 Units Over Last Year, Reports NPD

Consumers visited restaurants 61 million times between May 2012 and May 2013.


Middleby Names New VP of Business Development, Consultant and Design Services

University foodservice executive takes on new role. 

Hotels’ Fine Approach to Dining Stands Alone

FE&S caught up with Guy Rigby, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts' vice president of food and beverage for the Americas for his take on a trend affecting hotels worldwide: the swapping of fine-dining, continental cuisine restaurants to concept-driven, standalone spots.

Ali Group Adjusts Management Roles

Berti to become president of Scotsman Ice Systems.

Clifford to Manage Winston's KDS Brand

Company veteran takes on new role with food safety monitoring tool. 

Rita's Italian Ice Names Lorelli Chairman of the Board

Falconhead Capital partner also leads the search for a new CEO. 

Kendall College and CAFÉ Announce 2013 Green Award Recipients

A collegiate culinary-arts program in central Oregon and a high school in Phoenix earn top honors for exemplary practices in sustainability. 

National Restaurant Association's Kids LiveWell Initiative More than Doubles in Size

Program Expands to Over 41,000 Restaurant Locations Nationwide.