April 18, 2012
Global Foodservice Market Posts Modest Fourth Quarter Gains
Global foodservice markets showed a slight improvement in the fourth quarter of last year, according to The NPD Group, a market research firm. Nearly all countries reported modest growth in foodservice consumer spending and traffic in the fourth quarter.
Sysco Names Fernandez Executive Chairman
Sysco Corporation named Manny Fernandez its new executive chairman, effective immediately. Bill DeLaney, Sysco’s president and chief executive officer, will continue both in his current role and as a member of the company’s board of directors.
Accepting Turbo Charity College Scholarship Applications
Any college student with parents’ annual income less than $50,000 is welcome to apply for scholarships from the Turbo Charity Foundation. The application form can be downloaded here and the deadline for entry is April 30, 2012, so don't delay!
Buckman Joins Penn Station Subs
Penn Station East Coast Subs, a fast-casual restaurant chain, named Jad Buckman director of sales.
Cracker Barrel Restructures Field Organization
To better align its restaurant and retail operations under central leadership, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. has restructured its field organization. Nicholas Flanagan, the company’s senior vice president of operations, now has direct responsibility for both restaurant and retail operations.
Morgan Re-Takes the Reigns at Krispy Kreme
CEO James Morgan has reassumed the role of president for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc.
Mulleady Named Sr. VP of Development for Dave and Busters
Dave & Buster’s, Inc., named John Mulleady its senior vice president of development. In his new role, Mulleady will oversee real estate and construction projects and lead the company’s expansion strategy as Dave & Buster’s looks to enter new and under-penetrated markets.
FE&S Points to the Product Showcase
Every month, Foodservice Equipment & Supplies (FE&S) highlights the newest foodservice equipment on the market. Seven categories of products cover everything from tabletop and furnishings to cooking and storage.
NRA Announces Operator Innovations Awards Finalists
An independent panel of judges has selected the finalists for the National Restaurant Association’s inaugural Operator Innovations Awards. Three finalists in each of five categories — Sustainability, Technology, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, and Menu Development — will attend NRA’s 2012 Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, May 5-8 in Chicago. The NRA will announce the winners in each category, plus an Innovator of the Year selected from all finalists, on May 5.
Zoomba Group Promotes McAdam to VP of Sales and Marketing
The Zoomba Group, publishers of Foodservice Equipment & Supplies and Restaurant Development + Design magazines, has promoted Carol McAdam to vice president of sales and marketing from East/Midwest sales director.