manufacturers' rep news

  • Rep Roundup

    Carpigiani, Crown Verity and Rational add to their rep networks, while Nexstep Commercial Products names its rep of the year. Also, PB&J bolsters its team.

  • Forward Solutions Curating a New Rep Group

    The consolidation bug bit the manufacturers’ rep community the week of April 17.

  • Rep Roundup for April 11, 2023

    Berner International recognizes several of its rep groups, while Insinger, Meiko and RSG update their networks. Zink also added a new leader to its hospitality business unit.

  • Rep Roundup for March 20, 2023

    Chrane, EMC and The Fischer Group update their line cards while The Zink Corporation makes an acquisition.

  • Rep Roundup for March 2023

    Empire Equipment Co. makes another acquisition. Dormont, Flexeserve and Multiteria add to their rep networks, while Preferred Marketing Group bolsters its sales force.

  • Rep Roundup for the Week of February 13, 2023

    EMC, Mirk and Preferred Marketing Group update their line cards, while Pecinka Ferri Associates makes a key promotion.

  • Rep Roundup for the Week of January 30, 2023

    Big changes at Preferred Marketing Group. Limelight Hospitality opens a new showroom, while The Hansen Group and Lund-Iorio add to their teams. Plus, Multiteria and Rosseto update their rep networks.

  • January Rep Roundup

    Pecinka Ferri and Wallin Foodservice Resources add talent while Dave Swain Associates updates its line card.

  • December Rep Roundup

    CLV Marketing and Premier Foodservice Group add to their teams, while Everidge and Premier Metal and Glass update their rep networks.

  • November Rep Roundup

    Elevate Foodservice Group adds to its line card while Limelight Foodservice & Hospitality and Preferred Source add to their teams.

  • August Rep Roundup

    Chrane Foodservice adds to its ranks, while The Hansen Group wishes an associate well in retirement. Plus, E3 Commercial Kitchen Solutions bolsters its line card.

  • July Rep Roundup

    BSE North, DFS Reps and Limelight Foodservice & Hospitality update their line cards while The Hansen Group and Pecinka Ferri add personnel.

  • June Rep Roundup

    Chrane Foodservice Solutions, Lund-Iorio and Pecinka-Ferri add talent to their rosters while Spaceman updates its rep network.

  • May Rep Roundup

    BSE, The Hansen Group and Preferred Marketing Group add to their personnel rosters, while Greenwald Sales and Marketing bolsters its line card.

  • April Rep Round Up

    Alto-Shaam and Insinger update their rep networks, while The Hansen Group and Zink Foodservice add new talent to their rosters.

  • 2022 Top Achievers

    In an industry of impressive leaders, these five FE&S Top Achievers stand out due to their ability to challenge themselves, their teams and, ultimately, positively influence the foodservice industry at large. Many of this year’s crop of Top Achievers have surprised themselves along the way as their careers and life situations took them on unexpected journeys.

  • 2022 Top Achiever—Manufacturers’ Representative: Melissa Greenwald, Greenwald Sales & Marketing

    Melissa Greenwald has met and done business in an energetic and enthusiastic manner with countless people since her career in the foodservice industry began in earnest back in 2005. But as the president of Greenwald Sales & Marketing, one person in particular stands above all in terms of responsibility for guiding and developing Greenwald into the successful business owner and manufacturers’ representative that she is today.

  • March Rep Roundup

    Rep news this month includes Gabriel Group merging with Byrne & Associates, while Refrigerated Solutions Group and Unox add to their networks and more.

  • February Rep Roundup

    Two rep forms combine to form Curate, while manufacturers Cal-Mil, Equipex, Marra Forni and Unified Brands all make changes to their rep networks.

  • January Rep Roundup

    EMC Hospitality buys Hodak Sales while PMG adds to its rep network and Limelight bolsters its line card.

  • December Rep Roundup

    Introducing EMC “A Hospitality Collective,” while Zink adds a refrigeration, ventilation and HVAC contractor and service company.

  • November Rep Roundup

    Gabriel Group merges with a group from Acosta Cornerstone. Alto-Shaam, Premier Metal & Glass and LTI add to their rep networks, while Greenwald Sales & Marketing adds a business development manager.

  • October Rep Round Up

    Two longtime associates acquire Preferred Source. 4-Star Reps adds to its culinary acumen while Greenwald and Mirk add to their line cards.

  • August Rep Round-Up

    4-Star Reps and Ignite added to their teams, while BSE North adds to its line card and Limelight opens another test kitchen in Wisconsin. Plus, the Mirk Group opens in the Chicago suburbs.

  • Remembering Jerry Yundt

    Longtime manufacturers’ rep Jerry Yundt passed away on Aug. 2. Yundt was 80 years old. He was a principal at Jerry Yundt & Associates and spent more than 45 years in the foodservice industry.

  • The Supply Chain Keeps Rolling with the Changes

    As foodservice operators continue to evolve, so too must the supply chain that serves them. From a distance, though, it may not look as if a lot has changed among the individual links in the foodservice equipment supply chain. But a closer look reveals much has changed about the way that individual companies go to market, how they work with each other and more.

  • Partnership to Further Develop Mobile Design Capabilities

    Roomle and Kitchautomation have developed a partnership that will assist the way foodservice operators and the supply chain work together to design commercial kitchens and specify equipment, supplies and more. The intent of the partnership is to further collaboration among foodservice operators, designers, equipment and supplies dealers, manufacturers' reps and others involved in the design process.

  • Mikasa Hospitality Bolsters Sales Team

    Mikasa Hospitality added three new members to its foodservice sales team: Mary Agnes Palumbo, Jean Fritsche and Michael Butler.

  • May Rep Roundup

    Avant Sales and Marketing expands its line card, while Channel Manufacturing, Equipex and Winholt update their rep networks. And Kelly-Mincks adds a business development manager.

  • BSE Adds North Division

    New York-based manufacturers’ rep firm BSE Marketing is expanding into MAFSI region 2 (upstate New York and Western Pennsylvania) through the formation of a new division, known as BSE North.

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