Equipment and Supplies Sales Expected to Increase in 2018, PBAC Names New President, Consumers Skipping Breakfast, and More

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FlashNews from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

November 29, 2017

Reps Project Increased Foodservice Equipment and Supplies Sales in 2018 FE&S FlashNews

Sales of foodservice equipment and supplies will grow at a rate of 3.7 percent in 2018, according to projections from the Manufacturers’ Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry’s annual forecast.

Arby’s to Acquire Buffalo Wild Wings FE&S FlashNews

In a deal valued at approximately $2.9 billion, Arby’s Restaurant Group will acquire Buffalo Wild Wings. The deal is expected close during the first quarter of 2018.


2017 Kitchen Equipment & New Technology EXPO

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Forbes Hever & Wallace, Inc. (Coppell, Texas) annual Expo is December 7th at their Culinary Lab. Expo is a unique and creative event for foodservice professionals from Restaurant & Hospitality, School, C-Store and Grocery, Healthcare, Institutional and their E & S designers and suppliers to get up close and personal with NEW products & technology.
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PBAC Names New President FE&S FlashNews

PBAC & Associates Ltd., a New York-based independent manufacturers’ rep firm, has named Larry Cantamessa president.

Celco Announces Succession Plan FE&S FlashNews

Linda Hayek will become president of Celco, a Canadian foodservice equipment and supplies dealer. She replaces Edward “Ted” Reeser, effective Dec. 1, 2017.

Looking Ahead to Year-End Sales, a Retailer Enters the Fast-Casual Fray and More Fun with Mobile Orders FE&S FlashNews

How is 2017 shaping up? Barnes & Noble enters the fast-casual restaurant industry. Mobile orders can be both a blessing and curse to operators. These stories and a lot more This Week in Foodservice.

Busy Consumers Skipping Breakfast
at Home
FE&S FlashNews

Consumers today skip breakfast more often now than in 2015, with the decline in consumption largely due to fewer at-home morning meals, according to Technomic’s 2017 Breakfast Consumer Trend Report.

Irinox Opens New Factory FE&S FlashNews

Blast chiller manufacturer Irinox has moved into a new headquarters office and manufacturing facility in Conegliano, Italy.

Food Drives Profits at Family Entertainment Venues FE&S FlashNews

Innovative food and beverage programs set family entertainment venues apart.

Entry Deadline for FE&S’ Performance in Tabletop Awards FE&S FlashNews

Foodservice operators, dealers, manufacturers and reps are invited to submit entries to FE&S’ 2018 Performance in Tabletop Awards, which recognize excellence in the strategic and functional application of permanent tableware in a restaurant, catering/banquet facility, on-site foodservice entity and a club/resort facility. Entries are due by Jan. 15, 2018.

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