April 23, 2014
Q4/13 MBB Continued Moderate Growth Trend with Gain of 4.8 percent over Q4/12
The MAFSI Business Barometer registered a 4.8 percent growth rate for the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to the same time frame in 2012. This represents .7 percent more than MAFSI members’ forecasted growth for the quarter.
Halton Starts Manufacturing in Brazil
Halton Group continued its South American expansion efforts by entering into a joint manufacturing venture with Refrin company in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
This Week in Foodservice: Mixed Results in Economic Data, McDonald’s Soft Quarter, Several Chains Announce New Partnerships and Strategies
This Week In Foodservice reports on a stock analyst’s cautious optimism for restaurant performance this year, looks at menu price inflation, reviews conflicting views on the minimum wage and a whole lot more.
Cambro to Open East Coast Location
Cambro Manufacturing plans to build a manufacturing and distribution facility in Mebane, N.C., to serve customers throughout the Eastern United States.
Marco’s Pizza Names Stephens President
Bryon Stephens is the new president of Marco’s Pizza, a Toledo, Ohio-based pizza chain. Stephens previously served as chief operating officer and vice president of development for Marco’s.
Ali Group North America Forms Refrigeration Division
The Ali Group North America has formed a Refrigeration Division, which will support and promote the multi-line equipment manufacturer’s Beverage-Air and Victory Refrigeration brands. Rob August, previously president of Beverage-Air, becomes president of the newly created Refrigeration Division. Jennifer Ward will serve as senior vice president of sales and marketing.
Decker Joins Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill
Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, a Denver-based fast-casual restaurant chain, named Ralph Decker director of field services.