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FlashNews from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

July 15, 2015

Heritage Acquires Canadian Service Agent and Parts Distributor FE&S FlashNews

Heritage Food Service Group, Inc. has acquired Choquette CKS, Inc., a service agent and OEM parts distributor based in Montreal and Quebec City, Quebec. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

This Week in Foodservice: More Patrons Dining In, FDA Delays Menu Posting Requirements and More FE&S FlashNews

U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fall in June. The NPD Group reports more patrons are choosing to eat in restaurants. The FDA has postponed menu nutritional data posting requirements until December next year. Meals served at full-service restaurants are no healthier than those served at fast food operations. These stories and a whole lot more This Week In Foodservice.

Remembering Dick Campion FE&S FlashNews

Russell Richmond “Dick” Campion, a member of the foodservice industry for more than 40 years, died on July 8, 2015, in Palm City Fla. He was 84 years old.

Colleges and Medical Centers to Ignite Great Wraps Grill’s Growth Spurt FE&S FlashNews

For restaurant chains to remain relevant, they must continue to adapt their menus and the locations they serve in order to remain top of mind with customers from all generations. Through its willingness to transition what can be considered non-traditional locations for the chain and a new partnership with Aramark, Great Wraps Grill may be poised for a growth spurt.

Satriano to Lead US Foods FE&S FlashNews

Pietro Satriano became president and chief executive officer for US Foods, the Rosemont, Ill.-based broadline foodservice distributor. He replaces John Lederer who will continue as an advisor to US Foods and its board of directors.

Ball Joins Standex Refrigerated Solutions Group FE&S FlashNews

Standex Refrigerated Solutions Group introduced Scott Ball as its director of foodservice chain business.

Braun Becomes President of MEIKO USA FE&S FlashNews

Markus Braun is the new president of MEIKO USA, Inc., a manufacturer of commercial warewashing equipment. In his new role, Braun will oversee corporate strategy, resource allocation and growth of the business in the U.S. market.

Williams Named COO of CKE Restaurants FE&S FlashNews

Multi-concept operator CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. promoted Eric Williams to chief operating officer. In his new role, Williams will manage operations for both the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s brands.

Hestan Introduces New VP of Sales FE&S FlashNews

Foodservice equipment manufacturer Hestan Commercial named Basil Larkin the company’s vice president of sales.

Oliver Updates Leadership Team FE&S FlashNews

Kenneth Goodwin was named president of Oliver Packaging & Equipment Company, a Michigan-based firm that designs and manufactures bakery equipment for use in supermarkets, retail bakeries and food service operations across North America.

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