Foodservice News & Trends

Breaking news for the full foodservice equipment and supplies distribution channel. Includes information on dealers, distributors, design consultants and multi-unit operators spanning leadership changes, mergers and acquisitions, trends, data and much more.

Rep Roundup for May 2019

A long-time CMA associate retires, while Crown Brands and Electrolux update their rep networks. Plus, Heartland reps adds a couple of K-12 specialists.

AutoQuotes Adds to Sales Force

AutoQuotes appointed Eric Stallworth to serve as an account executive for the technology company that provides catalog, quotation and design applications for the foodservice equipment and supplies industry.

2019 Dealer of the Year: TriMark USA

Numbers tell a compelling story at TriMark USA, which since 2014 has held the top spot on FE&SDistribution Giants ranking of the nation’s largest foodservice equipment and supplies dealers. That year, the South Attleboro, Mass.-based, company reported prior-year sales of $944 million, overtaking longtime leader Edward Don & Co. The same year, it became the first E&S dealership to pass the $1 billion milestone and has since continued to widen the gap between itself and many of its competitors.

Trend: Pizza

The American consumer never seems to grow tired of that irresistible combination of bread, cheese and sauce. These days, pizza styles reflect specific regions, places or traditions, with a greater emphasis on dough.

Can Plant-Based Menus Go Mainstream?

As consumers continue to eat cleaner and more healthful foods, operators are taking notice. And action.

Dealer of the Year View the 2019 Winners