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.

Dixon Promoted at Alto-Shaam

Industry veteran takes on new role. 

RPI Falls Below 100 as Sales and Traffic Decline

Operators remain optimistic about growth and economy. 

NAFEM Roundtable Explores Dream Kitchen Scenarios

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazine is collaborating with Y-Pulse on the Chicago-based foodservice research firm's Dream Kitchen Survey. The collaboration will expand the scope of the study beyond the education segment to the entire foodservice operator community. To kick off the study, a roundtable discussion of industry leaders took place during The NAFEM Show in Orlando.

Compass Group Charts Carbon Reduction Efforts

Contract feeder Compass Group North America announced an initiative to track, manage and reduce energy and water resources across its 9,900 caf├ęs and its supply chain. To help manage this initiative and chart its progress, Compass worked with a consulting and software company to develop a web-based system that allows its chefs and managers to track the progress made in reducing the company's carbon footprint.

Campus Wellness

Health and wellness are a top priority among college foodservice directors and students, according to a survey of more than 60 college and university foodservice directors, dieticians and chefs and 200 college students across the nation conducted by Y-Pulse, a Chicago-based youth and food market research firm.

Orange Leaf Blossoms in NYC

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, a self-serve, choose-your-own-toppings frozen dessert chain, opened its first location in Manhattan.

Concept Closeup: Craft & Commerce

This San Diego "restolounge", Craft & Commerce,  by the prolific Consortium Holdings (CH) fits the drinking and eating place trend sweeping major metropolitan cities coast to coast.

TriMark Buys Strategic

With revenues of $850 million TriMark becomes the largest foodservice equipment and supplies dealer in the United States. 

Research Notes What's Important to Consumers in Restaurant Selection, Names Top Chains

Consumer research firm breaks out brands by service and metrics.


FE&S Announces 2013 Facility Design Project of the Year Winner

University of Wisconsin-Madison's Union South takes top honor.

Insinger Adds Three Rep Groups to Roster

Reps will cover swaths of the Midwest and Southwest, among other areas.