August 29, 2012
Oneida and Anchor Hocking Merge Under the EveryWare Global Umbrella
Foodservice customers that use Oneida and Anchor Hocking products will now find these two brands going to market under the newly unified company EveryWare Global. Despite operating as one company, EveryWare Global will maintain the Oneida and Anchor Hocking brand names in the foodservice marketplace.
Thibert Becomes President of TriMark United East
Joseph Thibert is the new president of TriMark United East, a foodservice equipment and supplies dealership based in South Attleboro, Mass. Prior to the hiring of Thibert, Jerry Hyman served a dual role of president of TriMark United East and president and CEO of TriMark U.S.A., the dealership’s parent company. Hyman continues as president and chief executive officer of TriMark U.S.A.
This Week in Foodservice: Inc.’s List of the Fastest Growing U.S. Companies Includes 27 Foodservice Businesses
While the housing market continues to be an anchor in the U.S. economy, Inc. Magazine recognizes a handful of foodservice operators for their rapid growth in recent years.
Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill Promotes Bafundo
Fast-casual Mediterranean concept Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill promoted Bob Bafundo to vice president of company and franchise operations from director of franchise development and operations.
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CHG Bolsters Regional Sales Team
Component Hardware Group hired Michael Tuman as a business development manager. In his new role, Tuman assumes responsibility for accounts in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast for all CHG brands.
C-Store Sales Increase in Second Quarter
While consumer visits to convenience stores were essentially flat in the second quarter of 2012, sales did increase 5.9 percent compared to the same timeframe in 2011, according to data released by NPD Group, a market research firm. During the second quarter, 2.2 billion consumers visited a c-store.
Free FE&S Cross Contamination Webcast
Please join us on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 1:00 pm CDT for a free webcast entitled Eliminating the Hazards of Cross Contamination. Experts will share best practices and their experiences in helping foodservice operators reduce potential risks.
Private Equity Buys Benihana
In a deal valued at $295 million, the Private Equity Group of Angelo, Gordon & Co. has acquired Benihana Inc. As a result, Benhihana will no longer be listed on the NASDAQ exchange.
Chain Operating Report
One casual dining chain adds better-for-you menu options, while several others look to expand their reach both domestically and abroad in this week’s Chain Operating Report.