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.

Tinsley new Grindmaster-Cecilware CEO

Michael Tinsley is the new chief executive officer for Grindmaster-Cecilware Corp., a Louisville, Ky.-based foodservice equipment manufacturer.

Singer Equipment Co. Acquires M. Tucker Co.

The deal expands Singer's full distribution and market coverage from Connecticut to Maryland

McKee to Lead NRAEF

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation selected Lynette McKee to serve as its executive director, effective July 5, 2011.

Hanson Promoted to Group VP for Star Holdings

Debbie Hanson was promoted to group vice president of sales and marketing of Star Holdings International, a division of The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ:MIDD).

Manitowoc Names Wonder Sr. VP of Global Accounts

National Restaurant Association Elects Three New Board Members

The National Restaurant Association elected three foodservice professionals to its board of directors.

The newly elected board directors are:

Hard-Pressed Bamboo

Displayware made from bamboo.

AHF Awards Recognize Members and Suppliers

NYU Langone Medical Center Duo Wins AHF Culinary Competition

AHF members' culinary skills shine during the AHF's 2011 competition.

Rubbermaid Commercial Products Adds 20 Rep Firms to Sales Force

In an effort to accelerate its penetration into the foodservice industry, Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) added 20 independent manufacturers' rep groups to its sales force.

AHF Session Focuses on Sustainability

Many foodservice operators would like to think that becoming more sustainable is as simple as buying local or organic produce. During a general session at the Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF) Convention in Phoenix, Janine Oberstadt, founder and principal of sustainability consulting firm foodprint, challenged this line of thought and encouraged the healthcare foodservice professionals in attendance to broaden their perspective.