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Alcohol purchases are expected to increase 1.9 percent next year, reports Technomic.

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Michael Dubey, a 30-year veteran of the foodservice industry, is the newest member of the Centerplate team.

Heading into 2011, the top three operational trends will be mobile food trucks and pop-up restaurants, restaurants with gardens, and social media marketing, according to a National Restaurant Association Survey of more than 1,500 professional chefs that are members of the American Culinary Federation. Key menu trends for 2011, according to the study, include local and hyper-local sourcing, healthy children's meals, sustainable seafood, and gluten-free cuisine.

 

AllPoints Foodservice Parts & Supplies has a new owner: KRG Capital Partners.

Mike Amos has become the 40th president of CHART, the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers.

The Canadian foodservice market continues to grow. Here are five leading Canadian foodservice trends from Technomic.

 

Brinker International, Inc. welcomes restaurant industry veteran Ian Baines to its management team and promotes Carin Stutz.

Foodservice veteran David Mouck takes over the leadership of Robot Coupe.

 

CPK, Dickey's Barbeque, DineEquity, LongHorn Steak House, O'Charley's, Pizza Inn, Saladworks, Smashburger and Yogurt Mountain are among the chains featured in this week's roundup.

Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) announced a pair of management promotions.

 

NSF is collecting nominations for its 2011 Food Safety Leadership Awards which recognize excellence in food safety and encourage individuals to continually develop advancements that raise the level of foodservice food safety for the consuming public. Entries are due February 1, 2011.

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