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Foodservice Equipment & Supplies 9 Takeaways From MUFES 2024 Last week’s Multiunit Foodservice Equipment Symposium, hosted by FER, welcomed one of its biggest groups of attendees in recent years. Overall, more than 120 professionals participated in the 13th edition of the event, which took place in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In all, nearly 60 operators from… read more

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Virtual Dining Concepts, LLC (VDC), the industry leader in the virtual dining space, announces the expansion of its CREATORS’ KITCHEN AS SEEN ON TIKTOK brand in hundreds of new markets. VDC has partnered with top food content creators on TikTok for Creators’ Kitchen As Seen On TikTok. The menu is inspired by the hottest viral… read more

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The coffee shop chain sells a lot of gift cards, has plans for late-night delivery and new product introductions. And young people like their beverages cold. Starbucks reported earnings this week, a report that included weakness in the U.S.and in China but stronger profit margins. But company executives also revealed a few interesting tidbits and… read more

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Here are the latest executive moves in the restaurant industry: The parent of the Perkins Restaurant & Bakery family-dining chain has appointed Toni Ronayne president of the brand and named Steven Roach chief technology officer of the whole company. Ascent Hospitality Management is also the parent of the Huddle House family-focused chain, which named Blain… read more

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The largest shareholders behind the massive Flynn Group are considering a sale of a majority stake, according to media reports. The Flynn Group is reportedly considering a sale, according to multiple media reports, citing unnamed sources. The massive franchise operation, founded by Greg Flynn, is considered the world’s largest franchisee with more than 2,600 restaurants… read more

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Jay Pandya, who declared personal bankruptcy in December only to have it terminated, is again seeking debt protection after his company lost a lawsuit filed by US Foods. The owner of Boston Market is giving bankruptcy court another shot. Jignesh “Jay” Pandya and his wife, Mital, on Friday declared personal bankruptcy in Pennsylvania, less than… read more

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The company celebrates the start of operations at its new facilities, promoting local development and community collaboration Sofidel, a leader in the paper products industry, celebrates a significant milestone with the start of its first production at its newly opened facility in Duluth, Minnesota. The company marks this moment as the beginning of a new… read more

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Recognized company stands out among the top 10% selected globally for sustainable excellence Essity has been included, for the third consecutive year, in the S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook. Within the review of more than 9,400 companies worldwide, the company is part of the top 10% selected for this year’s Yearbook. S&P Global, an international financial… read more

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ODENTON, Md., Jan. 31, 2024 /CNW/ — Two leading national away-from-home sales and marketing agencies, KeyImpact Sales and Systems (KeyImpact) and Waypoint have formed the preeminent foodservice agency in North America and will be named Acxion Foodservice (www.acxion.com). Acxion (pronounced “action”) has an exclusive focus on foodservice with comprehensive food and non-food sales, marketing, culinary… read more

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IoT has become an indispensable tech solution for the restaurant industry. Integrating IoT devices and connectivity drives efficiency, enhances food safety, mitigates risks, increases transparency, reduces waste, and provides many other benefits for restaurants. In fact, leveraging IoT is revolutionizing the sector by optimizing supply chain management, enhancing the customer experience, and facilitating data-driven decision-making…. read more