New Refrigeration Rules, Kitchen Makeover Supports Meals to Homeless, Restaurant Industry Earns “Most Popular” Vote, New Benihana CEO/President and More

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FlashNews from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

August 24, 2016


New Refrigeration Rules Set to Take Effect in March 2017 FE&S FlashNews

The U.S. Court of Appeals of the Seventh Circuit issued against a petition brought forth by the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers and other organizations to review the test procedure and efficiency standards published in 2014. As a result, manufacturers of reach-in refrigerators and freezers must comply with new energy efficiency standards as set forth by the U.S. Department of Energy by March 27, 2017.


Water Street Mission's Newly Renovated Kitchen FE&S FlashNews

The kitchen at Water Street Mission recently received a major makeover, with new kitchen equipment donated by Clark Associates.


Benihana Names Thomas J. Baldwin CEO and President FE&S FlashNews

Benihana Inc. named Thomas J. Baldwin CEO and president. Baldwin was already on the board of directors of Benihana and served as an advisor to the operator’s principal investor, Angelo, Gordon & Co.


Restaurant Industry Voted Most Popular FE&S FlashNews

Restaurants remain the nation’s most highly regarded industry, according to the Gallup Organization’s Work and Education Poll.


BGD Companies Names Bill Ziegler Vice President of Sales & Marketing FE&S FlashNews

BGD Companies named Bill Ziegler vice president of sales and marketing. He will focus on geographic expansion, product development and marketing.


Middleby Names Dorothy Cudia Vice President of Automation Solutions FE&S FlashNews

The Middleby Corp., Elgin, Ill., named Dorothy Cudia vice president of Middleby Automated Solutions. She will focus on bringing emerging technology into foodservice in the newly created role.


Growth Expected in Foodservice Sales, Food Away From Home Outpacing Grocery, Economic News and More FE&S FlashNews

Technomic predicts foodservice sales will grow 4.8 percent. Prices for food away from home continue to outpace grocery prices. Different generations have different perceptions of the dinner meal occasion, according to The NPD Group. These stories and a whole lot more in This Week in Foodservice.


Premier Equipment Group Names Janet Mitchell Business Development Manager FE&S FlashNews

Premier Equipment Group named Janet Mitchell business development manager. She will focus on the K-12 segment, consulting with school nutrition directors and serving as an expert in kitchen design and flow planning.


Unified Brands Names Maria Marti Director of Sales FE&S FlashNews

Unified Brands named Maria Marti director of sales — retail accounts. She was formerly director of business development for the Conyers, Ga.-based commercial equipment company.

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