Global Foodservice News – June 1st, 2024

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Foodservice Equipment   3 Takeaways From the Restaurant Show This past week’s National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago delivered an expanded show floor—10% larger than in 2023—and some 2,240-plus exhibitors. And while organizers are finalizing numbers, they anticipated more than 55,000 industry professionals would participate, marking one of the largest shows since 2019. FER editors… read more

Sodexo Expands Foodservice Presence in China

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Sodexo has completed the acquisition of the Compass Mainland China business. In a market with undeniable long term growth potential, this acquisition strengthens Sodexo’s position in Food markets, enhancing its presence and service offerings in Mainland China with newly acquired contracts in the corporate, education, and healthcare environments. Following this operation, Sodexo’s 17,000 employees across… read more

Legal Implications of Inadequate Emergency Preparation: A Deep Dive into Employer Liability

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– by Ainsley Lawrence – Ainsley Lawrence is a freelance writer with an interest in the way business, technology, and education intersect with the personal. She loves traveling to beautiful places and is frequently lost in a good book.     Nobody expects accidents to happen in the workplace. Nevertheless, unexpected emergencies will occasionally arise…. read more

Global Foodservice News — March 1, 2024

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Foodservice Equipment & Supplies Parts Town Adds Another Maker’s Parts To Inventory With customers on six continents, the manufacturer says international reach was a decisive factor in the new distribution partnership. Parts Town is now the exclusive distributor of OEM parts for Frontline Int’l., a manufacturer of oil management equipment. “The international reach of Parts… read more

AHR Expo 2024 Coverage

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The AHR Expo returned to Chicago Jan. 22-24 for a productive week of learning, reconnecting, and checking out new products in the HVACR market. Attendance was strong; the show welcomed 48,034 participants. AHR Expo • 2024 Articles • All Years • Products “The industry showed up for business in Chicago,” said Mark Stevens, show manager…. read more

Global Foodservice News — January 1, 2024

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Foodservice Equipment and Supplies   FER’s 2023 Top Dealers Report Operational efficiencies, product sourcing and being proactive versus reactive weigh on the minds of participants.Things are improving. A handful of participants of the FER 2023 Top Dealers Report say 2022, compared with the few years prior, brought some relief. The numbers reflect the sentiment. The… read more

How Bar Louie is putting a culinary focus on lunch and dinner without losing its bar vibe

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As new VP of culinary, Joel Reynders is creating chef-driven entrees, sides and bar bites that cover every daypart. Joel Reynders was named VP of culinary and executive chef at Bar Louie just last May, and he hit the ground running. The 67-unit chain has long been a popular happy hour destination, but guests would… read more

Global Foodservice News – December 15, 2023

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Sales of Foodservice Equipment and Supplies Leveling Out It would seem that sales of foodservice equipment and supplies continue to gradually settle back into the industry’s normal, pre-pandemic growth levels, per the latest data from the Manufacturers’ Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry (MAFSI.) Sales of foodservice equipment and supplies increased 6.6% during the first… read more

Leveraging Visual Tools for Enhanced Employee Engagement and Safety

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– by Ainsley Lawrence – Ainsley Lawrence is a freelance writer with an interest in the way business, technology, and education intersect with the personal. She loves traveling to beautiful places and is frequently lost in a good book.     Keeping a safe workplace is more than just a legal requirement. It’s also a… read more