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.

NRA Projects Year of Growth for Foodservice Industry

For the first time in four years, the restaurant industry will experience real growth, according to the National Restaurant Association's 2011 Forecast.

Veteran Service Agent and Son Buy Vanco

Indianpolis-based Vanco, a commercial foodservice equipment service agency, is under new ownership.

NRA Welcomes Three New Officers

In a January 2011 Board of Directors Meeting, the National Restaurant Association introduced three new officers.

Next Generation Restaurant Patrons: Millennials

According to Technomic's Generational Consumer Trend Report, the Millennial generation, aged 18 to 33, rivals the Baby Boomer generation in size. As a result, restaurant chains are adjusting their tactics to make their foodservice operations more appealing to this sizable demographic.

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Concept Trends: The Gastro-Pub

The gastro-pub continues to gain momentum as a conceptual trend by combining gourmet, chef-driven foods in a pubby, bar-focused space.