FlashNews: RPI Declines, MAFSI Projects Growth, More Mergers and Acquisitions, and FE&S’ Dealer of the Year

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February 5, 2014

Imperial Manufacturing Merges with Subsidiary FE&S FlashNews

Imperial Manufacturing, an Oregon-based foodservice equipment manufacturer, has changed its name and merged with subsidiary WA Brown & Sons.

U.S. Economy Trudges Along and a Variety of Foodservice Industry Data is Released FE&S FlashNews

This week we look at where the U.S. economy stands one month into the year, review a soft December as reported by the National Restaurant Association, cover Sysco’s financial performance, and a whole lot more.

Daley Named District Manager for Metz Culinary Management FE&S FlashNews

Rebecca Daley has joined contract foodservice provider Metz Culinary Management as a district manager. In this role, Daley will oversee higher education and corporate dining accounts.

MAFSI Members Project 4.9 Percent Sales Increase for 2014 FE&S FlashNews

Members of the Manufacturers’ Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry project their sales of foodservice equipment and supplies will increase by 4.9 percent in 2014.

FE&S names Wasserstrom its 2014 Dealer of the Year FE&S FlashNews

It is with great pride that Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazine names Wasserstrom its 2014 Dealer of the Year. FE&S will present Wasserstrom with this award during the magazine’s annual Dealer of the Year and Industry Awards Gala, which will take place Sat., May 17 at the Chicago Four Seasons.

First Watch Buys The Good Egg FE&S FlashNews

In a deal that accelerates its growth, particularly in the Southwest, First Watch Restaurants has acquired The Good Egg, an Arizona-based restaurant company with 20 locations, 15 in the metro-Phoenix area and 5 in Southern Arizona.

Douglas Takes on VP Role for Noodles & Company FE&S FlashNews

Noodles & Company named Glenn Douglas its new vice president of supply chain. In this role Douglas and his team are responsible for managing sourcing, supply chain and distribution of all major materials.

Don Pablo’s Acquired by Food Management
FE&S FlashNews

Food Management Partners purchased Don Pablo’s from Atlanta-based Rita Restaurant Corp.

Beem to Join Krispy Kreme Team FE&S FlashNews

Dan Beem will become Krispy Kreme Doughnuts’s senior vice president of the company and president – international later this month. He succeeds Jeff Welch, who left the company.

National Restaurant Association Names New Board Members FE&S FlashNews

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced today the election of officers to its Board of Directors and Board of Trustees, respectively. The officers began their one-year terms on January 1, 2014.

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