BradyIFS has expanded its presence in the Southeastern U.S. by acquiring Associated Paper, a distributor serving Atlanta, central Georgia and Alabama.
Paul Schlumpberger was introduced as a business unit manager for Gaylord Industries, part of the ITW Food Equipment Group. He replaces Sam Scull who retired after more than 11 years with Gaylord, including 4 years as business unit manager.
Sales of foodservice equipment and supplies increased 17.3% in the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to the same period in the previous year, per data from the Manufacturers’ Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry Business Barometer. Sales performance for the quarter was only .6% less than what MAFSI members had originally projected.
Kevin Johnson will retire from his post as Starbucks president and CEO effective April 4, 2022. Former Starbucks CEO and founder Howard Schultz will serve as CEO until the Seattle-based coffee giant finds a replacement. Starbucks began working on a CEO succession plan in 2021 and anticipates having a new CEO in place by the fall of 2022, per a company release.
Mary Sauer was introduced as vision design coordinator for LTI, Inc., a manufacturer of modular and custom serving counters, fabrication and serving technologies.
Salad-centric fast-casual chain sweetgreen will further its focus on technology-enabled processes when it opens its first “sweetlane” concept. Planned to open within the next year in Schaumburg, Ill, the pilot restaurant will push digital ordering to the forefront with a drive-thru lane designed to increase convenience for digital customers.
Foodservice Equipment & Supplies named Flanagan-Cornell Unit 74 the winner of its 2022 Kitchen Storage Makeover contest. The facility offers breakfast and lunch service, in addition to preparing meals for the district’s special education school. Located in Flanagan, Ill., the school serves lunch to 225 students daily.
Foodservice Equipment & Supplies named Aba in Austin, Texas, the recipient of its 2022 Facility Design Project of the Year Award.
Weiss Instruments was acquired by Foundation Investment Partners. Based in Holtsville, N.Y., Weiss creates temperature and pressure instruments for commercial HVAC/R and OEM customers, including those in the foodservice industry.