July 13, 2016
Villeroy & Boch Names New President
Villeroy & Boch named Lisa Knierim president of its Americas business. She replaces Bernard Reuter who is retiring from Villeroy & Boch.
Remembering Milton Schwartz
Advance Tabco’s Milton Schwartz passed away on July 9. He was 85 years old.
Taylor Freezer Sales Company Adds New Business Unit
Taylor Freezer Sales Company has formed a new division: Lainox Cooking Solutions-Mid Atlantic. The division will distribute Naboo combi ovens in Virginia and North Carolina. Naboo ovens are manufactured by Lainox, an Italian company owned by Ali Group.
Altizer Becomes President of McAlister’s Deli
FOCUS Brands introduced Rick Altizer as president of its McAlister’s Deli concept. Altizer joins McAlister’s from Rightwell Growth, a business consultancy group that helps companies establish strategy, capital and resources necessary to achieve growth.
Sysco Acquires Supplies on the Fly, Casual Restaurant Sales Weak in June and More
The number of new jobs came back strong in June but restaurant hiring slowed. Sysco bought Supplies on the Fly. The NPD Group says many countries saw traffic gains in the first quarter. Casual restaurant sales were weak in June. The fast-casual segment continued to post strong growth numbers last year, per Technomic. McDonald’s will spend big to modernize its German restaurants. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.
Modern Mexican Restaurants Evolve to Include More Flavor, Healthier Ingredients
Along with incorporating authentic and healthier ingredients, this cuisine has evolved to include other international flavors.
Heritage Names New CFO
Roger Jorgensen joined Heritage Foodservice Group as chief financial officer and senior vice president. He will oversee Heritage’s finance teams in the U.S. and Canada.
Wair Joins Reitano Design Group
Reitano Design Group (RDG), an Indianapolis foodservice design firm, has hired Chris Wair as a design principal.