Foodservice News & Trends

Breaking news for the full foodservice equipment and supplies distribution channel. Includes information on dealers, distributors, design consultants and multi-unit operators spanning leadership changes, mergers and acquisitions, trends, data and much more.

Professional Reps Updates its Roster

Professional Reps, an independent manufacturers’ rep firm, promoted several longtime associates and made several new hires for its Midwest and Rocky Mountain territories.

National Restaurant Association, Educational Foundation Announce 2019 Board Officers

The National Restaurant Association and its Educational Foundation announced their new slates of board officers and directors. Joe Essa, president and CEO of Wolfgang Puck Worldwide Inc., will serve as chair of the National Restaurant Association, and Geoff Hill, managing director of Roark Capital Group, will serve as chair of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

Nyco Names First New President Since 1988

nycojohn WunderlichJohn WunderlicJohn Wunderlich was named president of Nyco Products Company, a Countryside, Ill.-based manufacturer of cleaning products for the foodservice industry. He replaces Robert Stahurski Jr., who held the position since 1988.

Electrolux Prepares to Separate Household and Professional Lines

AB Electrolux, a global manufacturer of household and commercial appliances, is preparing for the separation of its Professional Products business area from the company. The net result is expected to be two publicly traded companies: Electrolux for household appliances and Electrolux Professional for products such as commercial foodservice equipment.