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FlashNews from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

December 14, 2016

PJP Opens Fourth Marketplace FE&S FlashNews

PJP Opens Fourth Marketplace

Philadelphia-based distributor PJP, which carries foodservice equipment, supplies and disposables, opened its fourth PJP Marketplace.

Lomax Joins Heritage Foodservice Group FE&S FlashNews

Heritage Foodservice Group hired Rodney Lomax to serve as business development manager – chain group segment.

Homer Laughlin Promotes Adkins FE&S FlashNews

The Homer Laughlin China Company promoted Sean Adkins, PE, to the newly created position of director, technical and operations.

This Week in Foodservice FE&S FlashNews

FE&S blogger Jerry Stiegler adds his insight into a weekly roundup of top foodservice stories. Stories worthy of more analysis: Foodservice executive picked for Trump’s cabinet; Foodservice traffic goes negative in the third quarter; Chipotle’s latest recovery attempt; and McDonald’s to reintroduce McCafe.

McAlister’s Deli Names Macaluso Brand President FE&S FlashNews

Multi-concept operator FOCUS Brands promoted Paul Macaluso to brand president of its McAlister’s Deli fast-casual chain.

Chipotle Updates Leadership Team FE&S FlashNews

Chipotle Mexican Grill’s Board of Directors named company founder Steve Ells the fast-casual restaurant chain’s sole CEO. Monty Moran has stepped down from the co-CEO role and from his board seat effective immediately, and will retire from Chipotle in 2017.

Blaine Hurst Named Panera President FE&S FlashNews

Panera Bread Company named company veteran Blaine Hurst president effective Dec. 12, 2016. He replaces Drew Madsen, who resigned for personal reasons.

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