FlashNews: Heritage Parts’ Brand Evolution, Hansen Group Merges with Reps South and More

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September 3, 2014

Heritage Parts Continues Brand Evolution FE&S FlashNews

The parts distributor’s launch of an e-commerce site represents the latest in a series of key steps designed to help Heritage Parts work better with OEMs and service agents.

Centerplate Names Interim President and CEO FE&S FlashNews

Chris Verros was appointed acting president and chief executive officer for Centerplate, a contract foodservice operator. This move comes following the resignation of Desmond Hague from the company.

PJP Buys Gelmarc FE&S FlashNews

Penn Jersey Paper has acquired Gelmarc Distributors, a distributor of foodservice equipment and supplies, disposables and janitorial supplies located in Cherry Hill, N.J.

Kast Gets the Call as Bad Daddy’s Executive Chef FE&S FlashNews

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar introduced Tim Kast as its new corporate executive chef.

This Week in Foodservice: Consumers’ Outlook Uncertain, Merger and Acquisition Speculation Heats Up and Much More! FE&S FlashNews

This week we take a closer look at the National Restaurant Association’s July Restaurant Performance Index, the Burger King/Tim Hortons deal and the flurry of speculation it triggered about other possible acquisitions and the latest economic numbers.

C.R. Peterson and Associates Hires New Corporate Executive Chef FE&S FlashNews

Jonny Blass is the new corporate executive chef for C.R. Peterson and Associates, a Massachusetts-based independent manufacturers’ rep firm.

Farmer Boys Updates Operations and Development Teams FE&S FlashNews

Farmer Boys named Kenny Hom vice president of operations. Kevin Kelly, formerly the fast-casual chain’s vice president of operations, takes on the newly created role of vice president of development.

Hansen Group and Reps South Merge FE&S FlashNews

In a merger of independent manufacturers’ rep firms, The Hansen Group and Reps South have joined forces. The merged entity will continue go to market as The Hansen Group.

Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar Forms Franchising Team FE&S FlashNews

As part of a plan to grow its presence, casual dining concept Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar formed a franchise development team. The management team will launch Boston’s renewed franchise development program.

Ovation Brands Promotes Pair FE&S FlashNews

Ovation Brands, a steak-buffet restaurant company, promoted Pete Pascuzzi and George Wooten to serve as divisional chiefs for its Buffet and Ryan’s brands, respectively.

InSinkErator Updates Its Foodservice Sales and Marketing Team FE&S FlashNews

InSinkErator named Bob Thielen sales manager and Erica Vranak marketing manager for its foodservice business.

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