August 23, 2017
Centerbridge Partners to Acquire
Private investment firm Centerbridge Partners L.P. has reached an agreement to acquire TriMark USA from Warburg Pincus.
Foodservice E&S Sales Up 3.5 Percent
Sales of foodservice equipment and supplies increased 3.5 percent for the second quarter of 2017, per the MAFSI Business Barometer.
Lancaster Garden & More: Now with a 20% Operator Rebate
This playful spin on floral dinnerware is both feminine and fun. Blend this toile
inspired design with any of the Lancaster colors, including pink, grey, blue
and white, in this "fresh from the garden" collection. Now with a 20%
Foodservice Traffic Dips
The decline marks six quarters in a row with no traffic growth, according to The NPD Group.
NIPA Forms Supply Chain Optimization Company
National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance, an education and public sector purchasing cooperative, has formed OMNIA Partners, a shared services and supply chain optimization company dedicated to government, education and the private sector.
Food Distributors’ Positive Quarterly Reports, Full-Serve Loses Favor and Krystal Takes 75 to 24/7 Model
Distribution giants seem to be asking "What restaurant recession?" Consumers’ evaluation of full-serve restaurants declines. Chuck E. Cheese introduces a new restaurant design. Krystal moves to keep some units open 24 hours a day. These stories and a lot more This Week in Foodservice.
Julie Hauser-Blanner to Lead Brioche Doree U.S.
Restaurant industry veteran Julie Hauser-Blanner was named the president of Brioche Doree in the U.S. She will lead the U.S. launch of the brand.
SHFM Announces 2017-18 Rising Stars
The Society for Hospitality & Foodservice Management announced the recipients of its 2017-18 Rising Stars award, which recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of young professionals.
Ali Group Updates North American Management Team
The Ali Group, an Italy-based multiline foodservice equipment manufacturer, made a series of personnel moves in its North American operating companies that will take effect Sept. 1, 2017.
American Panel Updates Sales Team
Maurice Skidmore, vice president of American Panel Corporation’s HurriChill Division, has retired after 12 years with the company. Mark Fogarty has joined American Panel as the manufacturer’s national sales manager.
Lisa Aliano Joins iSi North America
iSi North America named Lisa Aliano its director, foodservice sales for the manufacturer of cream and food whippers, soda siphons, and their respective chargers.
Corporate-led programs are starting to drive the on-premise catering segment, although weddings still dominate.