September 14, 2011
Alto-Shaam Realigns Sales Structure
As part of a restructuring effort, foodservice equipment manufacturer Alto-Shaam named Jack Scott senior vice president of sales and marketing. Scott, a longtime member of the Alto-Shaam sales team, will have five company-described sector vice presidents reporting to him.
Puffenbarger New Director of Restaurants for Westward Look
Westward Look Resort, a Tucson, Ariz.-based resort, named Morgan Puffenbarger its director of restaurants. In his new role, Puffenbarger oversees Westward Look’s GOLD restaurant, Lookout Bar & Grille, the Monsoon Café, poolside bar Oasis, and room service. Puffenbarger is looking to create new menus for the resort’s onsite dining venues, according to a company release.
FE&S Special Editorial
Chain Operating Report
Beautiful Brands acquires Ludger’s Cakes, Melting Pot launches Burger 21, McDonald’s to spend $1 billion in renovation in Canada, and more.
SPG International Names Stephens VP and CIO
SPG International named James R. Stephens vice president and chief information officer. He will be responsible for streamlining and enhancing service delivery, reforming management and operational IT practices and overseeing the company’s technology strategy.
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Fill your Cook & Hold before you leave at night and you’ll start the next day with perfectly roasted and held meat. Uses only $1 of electricity per load with no ventilation needed. And it never calls in sick.
Beverage-Air Promotes Ward to Sr. VP of Sales and Marketing
Beverage-Air, a manufacturer of commercial refrigeration products, promoted Jennifer Ward to the position of senior vice president of sales and marketing. Since the Ali Group acquisition of Beverage-Air in May 2008, Ward has served as vice president of sales, managing the sales efforts with national chains and key customers and has played a role in product development.
Consumers Have a Driving Interest in Food Trucks
Food trucks continue to drive their way into consumers dining habits, according to data released by the National Restaurant Association. In fact, 28 percent of consumers who saw a food truck this summer made a purchase.
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Millennial Generation a Growing Force in Foodservice
During a time when most commercial foodservice operators continue to scratch and claw their way toward new customers, a new report by The NPD Group sheds some new light on a key demographic that will keep growing and evolving in the years to come.