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The Atlanta-based chain signed a pair of deals to expand into Canada and Latin America, its first international development agreements. Jimmy John’s is going to Canada. And to Latin America. The Atlanta-based sandwich chain on Wednesday said it signed a pair of development agreements that will take the brand beyond its borders for the first… read more

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The burger chain said that Kirk Tanner will lead the company into its “next phase of growth and expansion.” He replaces Todd Penegor. Wendy’s on Thursday made an unexpected change at the top, naming former PepsiCo executive Kirk Tanner to be the company’s next CEO. Tanner will replace Todd Penegor, who has been an executive… read more

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Distribution Solutions Group, Inc. announced that its operating company, Lawson Products, completed the acquisition of Safety Supply Illinois LLC, DBA Emergent Safety Supply (ESS), a national distributor of safety products based near Chicago in Batavia, Illinois. “We are excited to announce the acquisition of ESS,” says Cesar Lanuza, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lawson… read more

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The 63rd Annual Event Celebrates the People Who Make Essential and Sustainable Paper and Wood Products WASHINGTON – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) is celebrating the 63rd annual National Forest Products Week. Throughout this week, AF&PA will highlight the industry’s sustainability leadership and paper recycling achievements within the circular economy. The forest products… read more

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According to research conducted by Future Market Insights, the global infection prevention market is estimated to be over $40,845 million in 2024. Between 2024 and 2034, the market is predicted to grow at 3.1 percent, reaching a valuation of $55,379 million by that year. The infection prevention and control market is expanding globally due to… read more

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As the new year unfolds, it brings the anticipation of new hires and heightened activity among the hospitality industry gearing up for the bustling spring and summer seasons. But with the promise of busy season comes a looming concern: the widespread labor shortage. Despite offering competitive wages and benefits, the hospitality industry’s struggle to adequately… read more

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Can the food & beverage industry capitalize on a slightly more stable landscape in 2024 and grow volume, not just dollar sales? It may seem like a broken record or some strange rewrite of the movie “Groundhog Day,” but as the food & beverage industry moves into 2024, it does so with a sneakily similar… read more

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The global license agreement will enable JDE to manufacture, market and sell Caribou-branded consumer and foodservice coffee products. JDE Peet’s, which claims to be the world’s largest pure-play coffee and tea company, inked a long-term global license agreement to manufacture, market and sell Caribou consumer and foodservice coffee products, excluding Caribou coffeehouses. That means JDE… read more

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An expanded deal with a multiproduct manufacturer adds access to warewashing parts, with more to come. Parts distributor Parts Town has expanded an ongoing partnership with Hobart, gaining more genuine OEM replacement parts for the manufacturer’s warewashing equipment than ever before. A greater inventory, competitive pricing, and faster shipping and delivery across North America and… read more

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Tech24, a national industry commercial foodservice equipment repair and maintenance company, has acquired 1-2-3 Equipment Solutions. Based in Chester, Virginia, 1-2-3 Equipment Solutions primarily serves restaurant and hospitality customers across Virginia and North Carolina by offering maintenance/repair and installation/replacement of HVAC, refrigeration, and hot-side kitchen equipment. The company also provides temporary cold storage solutions for… read more