Foodservice E&S Sales Heat Up, Vollrath Expands Internationally and More

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FlashNews from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

August 19, 2015


Equipment and Supplies Sales Increase 5.1 percent in the Second Quarter FE&S FlashNews

During the second quarter of 2015, sales of foodservice equipment and supplies grew 5.1 percent more than the same time frame in the previous year, according to the Manufacturers’ Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry’s (MAFSI) Business Barometer. This quarterly survey of MAFSI members projects foodservice equipment and supplies sales will grow 4.3 percent in the third quarter of 2015.


Vollrath Purchases Miguel Pujadas FE&S FlashNews

In a move that expands its global manufacturing footprint and diversifies its international distribution channels, Vollrath Co. has acquired Miguel Pujadas, S.A. located in Santa Coloma, Spain.


John Inserra to become President of Cooper’s Hawk FE&S FlashNews

John Inserrra will become president and chief operating officer of Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants later this fall.


Restaurant and Bar Sales Increase, More Sysco News, A Look at Subway's Growth and More FE&S FlashNews

Restaurants and drinking places are doing well according to the recent retail trade numbers. An expected ruling from the National Labor Relations Board could have serious consequences for the foodservice industry. Sysco outlines its strategy moving forward as the broadline distributor gets targeted by an activist investor. Is Subway too big? One school of thought thinks so. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.


Angland Joins Kelly Mincks FE&S FlashNews

Sandee Angland has joined Kelly-Mincks as an outside salesperson for the Woodinville, Washington-based independent manufacturers' rep firm.


Prudhomme Joins Robot Coupe FE&S FlashNews

Robot Coupe appointed David Prudhomme to the newly created position of market solutions advisor. Prudhomme will work with multi-unit operators throughout the Southeastern U.S. as well as Oklahoma and Texas. He will also work with Robot Coupe's network of independent manufacturers' reps and distributors.


The Kitchen "Shrink": The Downsizing of Commercial Kitchens FE&S FlashNews

In today’s restaurant environment, the old adage "bigger is better" doesn’t necessarily hold true anymore, at least when it comes to the kitchen. Savvy operators find that an intelligent redesign — along with equipment reconsideration — allows them to reduce the size of the kitchen without compromising food quality or production capabilities.

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