FlashNews: Restaurant Performance Index Down, Unique Pizza to Buy Pizza Fusion and More

FlashNews from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

September 5, 2012

Restaurant Performance Index Scores 100.2 in July FE&S FlashNews

The National Restaurant Association’s July Restaurant Performance Index posted a score of 100.2 in July, down 1.1 percent from June and the lowest level in nine months. Ironically, July also marked the ninth consecutive month of reported expansion among this index of key industry indicators.

Gaylord Industries Adds PBAC — M & W to its Rep Network FE&S FlashNews

Ventilation manufacturer Gaylord Industries added PBAC — M & W to its roster of independent manufacturers’ reps. PBAC — M & W now represents Gaylord in Upstate New York.


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This Week in Foodservice: NRA’s Restaurant Performance Index Retreats FE&S FlashNews

Examination of economic data that affects the foodservice industry includes the Restaurant Performance Index, Chicago Fed’s Production Manufacturing Index, the University of Michigan’s Consumer Index and many other economic indicators.

Remembering Don Camacho Sr. FE&S FlashNews

Don Camacho Sr., an independent manufacturers’ rep who founded Don Camacho & Associates in Zion, Ill., passed away on August 27.

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Sbarro Adds Pair to Franchising Team FE&S FlashNews

Sbarro appointed Eric Taylor to the newly created role of vice president of international franchise development, and named Dave Gleason its vice president of franchise development, heading up the chain’s North American efforts.

Unique Pizza to buy Pizza Fusion FE&S FlashNews

Unique Pizza and Subs Corporation reached an agreement to acquire privately held Pizza Fusion Holdings. The deal is expected to close at the end of the third quarter, at which time Pizza Fusion will become a wholly owned subsidiary of the parent company Unique Pizza and Subs.

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FE&S Cross Contamination Webcast

Please join us on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 1:00 pm CDT for a free webcast entitled Eliminating the Hazards of Cross Contamination. Experts will share best practices and their FE&S Cross Contamination Webcast experiences in helping foodservice operators reduce potential risks.

Up and Down: The Tale of the First Quarter’s Global Foodservice Traffic FE&S FlashNews

Restaurant traffic in the first quarter provided mixed results, according to data released by The NPD Group.

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