Comparing 2015 Forecasts, RPI Ends 2014 on High Note and Much More

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FlashNews from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

February 4, 2015


MEIKO Updates Its Management Team FE&S FlashNews

MEIKO USA, a manufacturer of warewashing products, named Celeste Raines its product and sales training specialist and Scott Cameron its new marketing manager. In addition, MEIKO promoted Danielle Mason to oversee strategic sales and business development.


Restaurant Performance Index Closes Out 2014 on a High Note FE&S FlashNews

The National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index stood at 102.9 in December, up 0.8 percent from its November level of 102.1. The RPI’s continued growth was fueled by positive sales and traffic levels, among other factors, according to the National Restaurant Association.

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Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration will be hosting an educational panel discussion at The NAFEM Show on Friday, February 20, 2015. Foodservice industry leaders will discuss best practices for optimizing Total Cost of Ownership of equipment in foodservice and food retail businesses. Register Today!
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Curtis Promotes Two Executives FE&S FlashNews

The Wilbur Curtis Company promoted Kevin Curtis to president and chief executive officer and Michael Curtis to executive vice president. Bob Curtis, Kevin’s father, continues to serve as the company’s chairman of the board for the California-based manufacturer of commercial coffee and tea brewing systems.


This Week in Foodservice: Comparing 2015 Forecasts, Sysco’s US Foods Efforts and Much More FE&S FlashNews

This week we compare 2015 forecasts from the National Restaurant Association and Technomic, look at projections for worldwide foodservice equipment sales and update Sysco’s latest efforts to gain approval of its deal to acquire US Foods.


Hodges Takes the Driver’s Seat for The Grilled Cheese Truck FE&S FlashNews

Al Hodges, a 35-year veteran of the restaurant industry, has joined The Grilled Cheese Truck Inc. as its chief executive officer and a member of the company’s board of directors.


Boxwood Capital Leaps into Frozen Yogurt Business with sweetFrog Acquisition FE&S FlashNews

Boxwood Capital Partners, LLC has acquired sweetFrog Enterprises, LLC, which operates self-serve frozen yogurt stores, and franchises sweetFrog stores in the U.S. and internationally. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Elite Global Solutions Promotes Gonzales FE&S FlashNews

Elite Global Solutions promoted Joel Gonzales to vice president of sales from national sales manager.


Dream Kitchen Survey Looks at Operator Use of Foodservice Equipment FE&S FlashNews

The use of food preparation and storage equipment is on the rise, according to 35 percent of foodservice operators participating in the Dream Kitchen Survey, a joint research project from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies Magazine and Y-Pulse, a Chicago-based market research firm. The Dream Kitchen Survey features insight from foodservice operators about the impact of menu trends on their professional kitchens.

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