MAFSI Projects 4.1 Percent Increase for 2015, Q3 Restaurant Traffic Flat and Much More

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November 26, 2014

Reps Project 4.1 Percent Sales Increase for 2015 FE&S FlashNews

Members of the Manufacturers Agents’ Association for the Foodservice Industry (MAFSI) project 2015 foodservice equipment and supplies sales will increase 4.1 percent over this year's levels, according to the organization’s 2015 Forecast Report. For 2014, MAFSI members project foodservice equipment and supplies sales will increase 4.9 percent, which is 0.5 percent off the association’s initial forecast for the year.

This Week in Foodservice: Q3 Restaurant Traffic Flat, Pizza Hut and Arby's
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Third quarter customer traffic was flat, sales up, according to The NPD Group. Technomic looks for the Top 500 Chains to have a healthy increase in units. Sysco is planning on divesting assets to gain government approval for its US Foods acquisition. This and a whole lot more in This Week In Foodservice.

The Top 500 Restaurant Chains to Post Unit and Sales Growth in 2014 FE&S FlashNews

The 500 largest restaurant chains will increase their total number of units by 2.3 percent this year, according to data from Technomic, the Chicago-based market research firm. The increase is slightly higher than the 2.1 percent growth rate from 2012 to 2013 and much greater than the 0.5 growth rate in 2009.

H&R Adds Alabama Location FE&S FlashNews

Hotel & Restaurant Supply, a Meridian, Mississippi-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer, opened a location in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Mills Becomes COO for Logan’s
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Logan’s Roadhouse named Mickey Mills its new chief operating officer. Mills was most recently president of O’Charley’s restaurants.

Libbey to Distribute Reed & Barton
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Libbey Glass Inc. will be the licensed distributor of Reed & Barton flatware products to the foodservice industries in the United States, Canada and their territories effective January 1, 2015.

Noble Roman's Updates Management Team FE&S FlashNews

Paul Mobley will assume the newly created title of executive chairman for Noble Roman’s, Inc., the Indianapolis-based franchisor and licensor of Noble Roman’s Pizza and Tuscano’s Italian Style Subs. In addition, Scott Mobley will assume the title of chief executive officer in place of his role as chief operating officer.

Correction FE&S FlashNews

A headline in the November 19 edition of FlashNews incorrectly identified Jim Peros as Chief Executive Officer for Togos. He is the chain’s chief operating officer. You can read the story here.

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