FlashNews: Four Trends Impacting Foodservice, Strong Employment Numbers Surprise, Standex Sells American Food Co.

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July 9, 2014

FMP Seals Fate: Names New National Accounts Manager FE&S FlashNews

Restaurant industry veteran Lori Fate has joined FMP as national accounts manager. Fate’s background includes facility manager positions with Panda Restaurant Group, Ted’s Montana Grill and Popeye’s Chicken and Biscuits.

This Week in Foodservice: Strong Employment Numbers Kick Off Positive Data, New Style C-Store Debuts, and Waiters Make a Comeback in Fast-Casual FE&S FlashNews

This week we look at U.S. employment news from various sources, including healthy hiring by the foodservice industry, provide a look at the troublesome food commodity prices and a whole lot more.

Master-Bilt Updates Sales and Customer Service Teams FE&S FlashNews

Master-Bilt named James Watkins regional manager for the company’s Mid-Atlantic/Southeast sales region and Brian McMillin customer service manager.

Sandstone Adds Regional Managers FE&S FlashNews

Sandstone Group appointed a pair of regional sales managers who will support of all of its brands, including Lakeside, Geneva, Multiteria, Alluserv, and Made To Drain.

Four Trends Impacting Foodservice Operations FE&S FlashNews

Technomic, the Chicago-based foodservice research firm, has identified a series of emerging trends that will impact the second half of 2014. Here are four that will affect the way operators run their facilities.

National Restaurant Association Moves Flanagan into VP Role FE&S FlashNews

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) named Brendan Flanagan its new vice president of state restaurant association (SRA) relations. He previously oversaw the association’s state and local legislative affairs.

Standex Sells American Foodservice Company FE&S FlashNews

Standex International Corporation sold its American Foodservice Company business unit to AFS All-American Millwork and Fabrication LLC, a portfolio company of All-American Holdings LLC, a private equity firm with offices in Atlanta and Nashville.

Case Study: Bojangles’ Restaurants Inc., Charlotte, N.C. FE&S FlashNews

In the foodservice industry, even a concept that seems simple can make a big impact.

Blodgett Ovens Moves Operations of Market Forge Industries to Vermont FE&S FlashNews

Blodgett Ovens opened an additional facility in Essex, Vt., where it will build proprietary steam equipment that goes to market under its Market Forge brand.

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