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FlashNews from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

October 7, 2015

McDonald’s Updates Canadian Operations, Dunkin’ Discusses Slowing Sales and More FE&S FlashNews

The National Restaurant Association reported that business was soft in August. Foodservice hiring remained strong last month. McDonald’s makes major changes in their Canadian operations. Dunkin’ Donuts says slowing sales are the result of higher prices that the chain raised in response to increasing minimum wage requirements. These stories and a whole lot more, This Week in Foodservice.

Singer Names New President for its M Tucker Division FE&S FlashNews

Fred Bonaccorso is president of M Tucker, a division of Singer Equipment Company, an Elverson, Pa.-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer.

TrustHouse Purchases Cura Hospitality FE&S FlashNews

Foodservice management company TrustHouse Services Group has acquired Cura Hospitality, a Pennsylvania‐based provider of dining services to the senior living and healthcare markets. Cura Hospitality will continue to operate under its name, and will be led by Mitch Possinger, its current president and founder.

Scotsman Adds to its Sales Team FE&S FlashNews

Robert Coker has joined Scotsman Ice Systems as the manufacturer's regional sales manager for the West.

Master-Bilt Updates Rep Network FE&S FlashNews

Master-Bilt, a manufacturer and supplier of commercial refrigeration, expanded its relationship with rep Davis & Associates, Inc. The Muskegon, Wis., rep firm now represents Master-Bilt in the Northern Illinois and Chicago region.

Doren and Masingill Join The Sam Tell Companies FE&S FlashNews

Alan Doren and Robert Masingill have joined The Sam Tell Companies, a New York-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer, as sales associates.

Restaurant Performance Index Declined in August FE&S FlashNews

The National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) declined in August to 101.5, down 1.2 percent from July. The National Restaurant Association attributes softer same-store sales and customer traffic levels to the decline in the monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry.

A.J. Antunes Expands Rep Network FE&S FlashNews

A.J. Antunes & Co. has added PB&J Commercial Agents and Specialized Marketing to its network of manufacturers’ reps. PB&J will represent the Carol Stream, Ill.-based foodservice equipment manufacturer in Illinois and Specialized Marketing will handle A.J. Antunes’ business in Wisconsin.

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 Trends in Tabletop Webcast: Tuesday, October 27-1:00 PM CST. Our panel of experts will closely examine tabletop trends across a variety of operator segments and the impact they are having on the industry. Register now!
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