Great Lakes West Acquires Kessenich's, Two Manufacturers Update Rep Networks, and Ownership Changes at Two Restaurant Chains

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FlashNews from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

August 9, 2017

Great Lakes West Acquires Kessenich’s FE&S FlashNews

Great Lakes West, a Mattawan, Mich.-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer has bought Kessenich’s Ltd., a Madison, Wis.-based dealer. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Healthcare Foodservice Best Practices FE&S FlashNews

Eight best-in-class healthcare foodservice operators share their approach on how to enhance menus and upgrade offerings.


Do You Have a Water Quality Problem?

Do You Have a Water Quality Problem?

From excessive equipment service calls to corroded machine surfaces and poor-tasting beverages, water quality can have a negative impact on your bottom line. To learn more, download "Five Signs Your Restaurant or Grocery Store May Have a Water Quality Problem".

Equipex Updates Rep Network FE&S FlashNews

Equipex appointed Carolina Marketing Inc. as its sales and marketing representatives in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Taylor Precision USA Updates Rep
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Taylor Precision USA added Kain Mcarthur to its network of independent manufacturers’ reps.

Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes
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Perpetual Capital Partners and CR3 Capital have acquired Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes from Garden Fresh Restaurants. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

J. Alexander’s Buys 99 Restaurants Chain FE&S FlashNews

In a $199 million deal, J. Alexander’s will acquire 99 Restaurants, a regional chain with 106 locations in operation throughout New England.

The Chickery Names New President, Prepares for Growth FE&S FlashNews

Restaurant industry veteran Kert Gennings is the new president of The Chickery, a Washington, D.C.-based fast-casual chicken concept.

Foodservice Hiring Strong in July, Micro Chain Concepts Show Growth, and Casual Dining Sales Still Weak FE&S FlashNews

Casual dining chain sales remained weak in June. Foodservice hiring was very strong in July. The NPD Group reports "micro chains" are a growing factor in some major cities. Grocery shoppers are looking for prepared food according to one expert. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.

Ace Mart Restaurant Supply Honors Reps of the Year FE&S FlashNews

Ace Mart Restaurant Supply named its 2016 Factory Representatives of the Year, which recognizes both independent manufacturers’ rep firms and factory representatives.

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