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.

Damico Becomes CEO of Global Franchise Group

In a move to spur growth, including possibly via acquisition, restaurant industry veteran Paul Damico was named CEO of Global Franchise Group.

Equipment Tip: Properly Shutting Down and Restarting Draft Beer Systems

Draft beer systems represent a key item in many restaurants and bars and their popularity only grew in recent years due to the craft beer boom. That said, in the event a restaurant or bar plans to temporarily close to ride out the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, operator would be wise to properly shut down their draft beer systems.

Innovative Foodservice Design Updates Leadership Team

Tim Trujillo has assumed the role of lead design principal for Innovative Foodservice Design Team, a division of Innovative Foodservice Group. Lee Simon will assume the role of principal in residence, working with team members on design concepts and strategic project guidance.

Rep Roundup for April 2020

BK Resources, Electro Freeze and Everidge expanded their rep networks. Other rep groups making news include Helix Solutions Group, Pecinka Ferri Associates and the Wallin Group.

2020 Distribution Giants

Sales among the top 100 foodservice equipment and supplies dealers totaled $11.06 billion in 2019, up 7.9 percent from 2018’s total of $10.25 billion, according to FE&S’ 2020 Distribution Giants study. This year, sales increased for 70 percent of the dealers within the top 100, while 26 percent reported a decline in sales. Four percent of dealers reported no change in sales.