August 16, 2017
New England Rep Group Forms New
Dave Swain Associates Inc., an independent manufacturers’ rep firm serving the New England market, has created a new division dedicated to smallwares and tabletop items.
Avanti Introduces New Director of Sales
Avanti Restaurant Solutions named Chris Mazzilli director of sales for the California-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealership.
Good News in Latest U.S. Census Bureau Report, Little Caesar’s Pizza Portal Rollout, and Much More
Census Bureau reports positive July sales. Little Caesar’s rolls out its Pizza Portal. Millennials prefer some types of restaurants. Has Starbucks reached the saturation point? These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.
Tranzonic Buys Adenna
Tranzonic Companies acquired Adenna Inc., an importer and supplier of a broad range of single-use industrial and exam grade gloves and disposable infection control and protective products.
DineEquity Names New CEO
Stephen Joyce will become CEO of DineEquity, parent company of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP restaurants, effective Sept. 12, 2017.
Former Disney Executive Named President of Flemming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine
Multiconcept operator Bloomin’ Brands promoted Beth Scott to serve as president of Flemming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar as well as a senior vice president of Bloomin’ Brands.
Arcadia Adds Marketing Coordinator
Arcadia hired Brenna Tunnicliff to serve as marketing coordinator for the Southern California furniture manufacturer.
Clabo Names Director of Sales
Clabo USA named Tony Valvo director of sales for the manufacturer of refrigerated display cases for such menu items as gelato, pastry, deli and chocolate.
Brooke Army Medical Center’s Foodservice Transformation
A San Antonio military food venue undergoes a full kitchen renovation.