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.
Illinois Tool Works has expanded the cooking options available in its Vulcan line through the acquisition of certain assets from TEC.
Manitowoc Foodservice made several changes to its management structure. These steps include some restructuring of Manitowoc's management team in the Americas and Europe and changes to the structure of its Asia Pacific Region team.
P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFCB), promoted KC Moylan to president of its Pei Wei Asian Diner concept. Moylan previously served as Pei Wei's chief operating officer, a position he has held since 2007.
Purchasing and supply management experts expect economic growth in the United States will continue in 2011, according to the Semiannual Economic Forecast released by the Institute for Supply Management.
Mobile food trucks represent one emerging trend that has the foodservice industry buzzing. You can count the University of California Santa Barbara among the members of the non-commercial segment that is willing to take a food truck for a spin. Late last year the university took delivery of a new food truck to help with the foodservice concessions at its soccer stadium.