September 5, 2012
Restaurant Performance Index Scores 100.2 in July
The National Restaurant Association’s July Restaurant Performance Index posted a score of 100.2 in July, down 1.1 percent from June and the lowest level in nine months. Ironically, July also marked the ninth consecutive month of reported expansion among this index of key industry indicators.
Gaylord Industries Adds PBAC — M & W to its Rep Network
Ventilation manufacturer Gaylord Industries added PBAC — M & W to its roster of independent manufacturers’ reps. PBAC — M & W now represents Gaylord in Upstate New York.
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This Week in Foodservice: NRA’s Restaurant Performance Index Retreats
Examination of economic data that affects the foodservice industry includes the Restaurant Performance Index, Chicago Fed’s Production Manufacturing Index, the University of Michigan’s Consumer Index and many other economic indicators.
Remembering Don Camacho Sr.
Don Camacho Sr., an independent manufacturers’ rep who founded Don Camacho & Associates in Zion, Ill., passed away on August 27.
Special Editorial from FE&S
Sbarro Adds Pair to Franchising Team
Sbarro appointed Eric Taylor to the newly created role of vice president of international franchise development, and named Dave Gleason its vice president of franchise development, heading up the chain’s North American efforts.
Unique Pizza to buy Pizza Fusion
Unique Pizza and Subs Corporation reached an agreement to acquire privately held Pizza Fusion Holdings. The deal is expected to close at the end of the third quarter, at which time Pizza Fusion will become a wholly owned subsidiary of the parent company Unique Pizza and Subs.
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.
Up and Down: The Tale of the First Quarter’s Global Foodservice Traffic
Restaurant traffic in the first quarter provided mixed results, according to data released by The NPD Group.