Foodservice News & Trends

Breaking news for the full foodservice equipment and supplies distribution channel. Includes information on dealers, distributors, design consultants and multi-unit operators spanning leadership changes, mergers and acquisitions, trends, data and much more.

CFESA Recognizes the Contributions of Seven Foodservice Professionals

Service agents, foodservice equipment manufacturers and others recognized during the association’s biennial awards presentation.

Scotsman Adds to its Regional Sales Team

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

Master-Bilt Updates Rep Network

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

Wendy’s Announces Leadership Transition

Emil Brolick will retire from his post as president and chief executive officer for The Wendy's Company in May 2016. Todd Penegor, the quick-service restaurant chain’s current chief financial officer, is expected to succeed Brolick, according to a company release.

Singer Names New President for its M Tucker Division

Former SYSCO executive Bonaccorso assumes a leadership role for the N.J.-based company.

A.J. Antunes & Co. Expands Rep Network

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.

Doren and Masingill Join The Sam Tell Companies

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

TrustHouse Purchases Cura Hospitality

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.

Brinker Joins Bruster's Real Ice Cream

Bruster's Real Ice Cream named veteran chain marketing executive Jennifer Brinker as its vice president of marketing and product development.

Restaurant Performance Index Declined in August

Restaurant operators report softer sales and traffic levels. 

Jamba Prepares for Leadership Transition

James White plans to retire from his post as president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board for Jamba, Inc. The company has hired a search firm to help find White's replacement and he will remain in his current position overseeing Jamba's operations until a successor is named.

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