January 28, 2015
TriMark Gill Group Promotes Anderson
Chris Anderson was promoted to regional vice president for the Western region for the TriMark Gill Group — a division of TriMark USA.
Restaurant Industry Sales Expected to Increase 3.8 Percent in 2015
While acknowledging this year’s operating environment will be a challenging one, the National Restaurant Association projects restaurant industry sales will total $709.2 billion in 2015, an increase of 3.8 percent over the previous year’s level of $683 billion. Adjusting for inflation, the National Restaurant Association projects sales will increase 1.5 percent in 2015. If this comes to fruition, it will mark the sixth consecutive year of real sales growth for the restaurant industry.
This Week in Foodservice: Analyst Bullish on Restaurants in 2015, Starbucks Payment App Hits Big and More
A Wall Streeter is bullish on restaurants in 2015. The housing market news was good in December. Should YUM spin off Taco Bell? McDonald’s financials remain weak while there is speculation on what Big Mac will trim from their menu. These stories and a whole lot more in This Week in Foodservice.
Romer Joins Bettcher Industries
Bettcher Industries appointed Dennis Romer director of sales for the company’s line of foodservice equipment. In his new role, Romer is responsible for managing product distribution to the restaurant, quick-serve and noncommercial segments.
Higher Profits through Lower Total Cost of Ownership
Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration will be hosting an educational panel discussion at The NAFEM Show on Friday, February 20, 2015.
Foodservice industry leaders will discuss best practices for optimizing Total Cost of Ownership of equipment in foodservice and food retail businesses. Register Today!
Johnson to Become Starbucks COO
Kevin Johnson will become president and chief operating officer for Starbucks Corporation, effective March 1. Johnson has been a Starbucks board member since 2009.
Fine Dining Reclaims Its Place in the Spotlight
While other segments of the restaurant industry remain in take-share mode, fine dining continues to enjoy a period of growth. Here we explore the impetus behind the success of two fine-dining concepts.
Standex Names New President for Food Service Equipment Group
Standex International Corporation named Anne De Greef-Safft as president of its Food Service Equipment Group. De Greef-Safft joins Standex from Danaher Corporation, where she served most recently as vice president, strategic development – Danaher Sensors & Controls.