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.

Concept Trends: The Gastro-Pub

The gastro-pub continues to gain momentum as a conceptual trend by combining gourmet, chef-driven foods in a pubby, bar-focused space.

New in Catering: Out-of-the-Box Box Lunches

Blue-Plate-CateringSome foodservice operators are no longer boxed in by the concept of boxed lunches.

Nemco Buys Fresh-O-Matic from Manitowoc

Vulcan to Sell TEC Infrared Cooking Technology

Illinois Tool Works has expanded the cooking options available in its Vulcan line through the acquisition of certain assets from TEC.

Unified Brands Promotes Donovan

Fifteen-year foodservice industry veteran Tom Donovan continues to climb the corporate ladder at Unified Brands.

Cooper-Atkins Announces Personnel Moves

Cooper-Atkins Corp. announced a trio of promotions and several new hires within its sales organization.

MAFSI Announces 2011 AutoQuotes Roadshow Training Dates

Manitowoc Announces Organizational Changes

Manitowoc Foodservice made several changes to its management structure. These steps include some restructuring of Manitowoc's management team in the Americas and Europe and changes to the structure of its Asia Pacific Region team.

Moylan New President of Pei Wei Asian Diner

P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFCB), promoted KC Moylan to president of its Pei Wei Asian Diner concept. Moylan previously served as Pei Wei's chief operating officer, a position he has held since 2007.

NRA RPI Posts November Decline

As a result of a decline in same-store sales and customer traffic levels, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) posted a score of 99.9 in November, down 0.8 percent from October.

ISM: U.S. Economic Growth to Continue in 2011

Purchasing and supply management experts expect economic growth in the United States will continue in 2011, according to the Semiannual Economic Forecast released by the Institute for Supply Management.