November 29, 2017
Reps Project Increased Foodservice Equipment and Supplies Sales in 2018
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
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
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.
PBAC Names New President
PBAC & Associates Ltd., a New York-based independent manufacturers’ rep firm, has named Larry Cantamessa president.
Celco Announces Succession Plan
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
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
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
Blast chiller manufacturer Irinox has moved into a new headquarters office and manufacturing facility in Conegliano, Italy.
Food Drives Profits at Family Entertainment Venues
Innovative food and beverage programs set family entertainment venues apart.
Entry Deadline for FE&S’ Performance in Tabletop Awards
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.