Non-Commercial

Sealed Air Announces Sale of New Diversey to Bain Capital Private Equity

Sealed Air Corporation announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Diversey Care division and the food hygiene and cleaning business within its Food Care division (together “New Diversey”) to Bain Capital Private Equity, a leading global private investment firm, for approximately $3.

Doctors tell patients to Eat REAL

Recognizing the irrefutable connection between diet and chronic disease, the medical community is increasingly starting to advise patients on what—and where—to eat. To that end, the United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC) and the Institute for Responsible Nutrition (IRN) announced today that they have merged their efforts to promote REAL Certified, a nutrition and sustainability trust mark for food and foodservice establishments.

What Restaurants Really Think About Health Care

Like many Americans, I couldn’t break down a health care bill if I tried.In response, I handed over the topic to our more-than-capable readers, professionals throughout the restaurant industry who have direct day-in and day-out experience with this lava-hot issue.

FSIC Signs With Clean Plate Restaurants

FSIC, a leading foodservice supply chain visibility and analysis company, announced that it has signed with Clean Plate Restaurants to help manage purchasing for the company's diverse portfolio of successful independent restaurants.

5 Key Trends Impacting Foodservice Supply Chains

HAVI, a global company innovating, optimizing and managing supply chains of leading brands in foodservice, has identified five foodservice industry trends for 2017 and beyond: Increasingly diversified consumer demand, an emphasis on homemade, traceability, sustainability, and technology such as mobile ordering apps.

US Foods to Purchase Birmingham's SRA Foods

US Foods announced that it has agreed to acquire SRA Foods, a meat processor and distributor in Birmingham, Alabama, with annual sales of approximately $80 million.Family owned since 1940, SRA started out as a butcher shop in Birmingham.

Manitowoc Begins Trading as Welbilt

Manitowoc Foodservice, Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced name change to Welbilt, Inc. and will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange with the new ticker WBT. Current shareholders will have their existing shares converted from MFS shares to WBT shares automatically.

Ben E. Keith to Open New Distribution Center

Ben E. Keith Company announced the purchase of 89 acres in Selma, Texas, in Comal County, for the purposes of a new distribution center. The new distribution center will be located in northwest Selma at the intersection of Schertz Parkway and Lookout Road, with construction to begin immediately.

Amazon Launches Restaurant Delivery in Las Vegas

Amazon.com announced that Prime members in Las Vegas can now enjoy delivery from popular restaurants, including Red Robin, Buca di Beppo, Brio Tuscan Grille, Island Sushi & Grill, Grinders Pizza Lounge, Jessie Rae’s BBQ, and many more.

US Foods Agrees to Acquire All American Foods

US Foods announced that it has agreed to acquire All American Foods, a broadline distributor based in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, with annual sales of nearly $60 million.All American Foods was established in 1988 and has grown to offer more than 4,000 SKUs to nearly 1,000 customers throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

Diversified Foodservice Supply Acquires Hoodfilters.com

Diversified Foodservice Supply, LLC (DFS), the parent company of leading brands in the foodservice parts, supplies, equipment, and accessories distribution industry, acquired HoodFilters.com, a web marketing and distribution company focused on hood filters and restaurant ventilation equipment, parts and accessories.

The Beef Checkoff Revamps Online Supply Chain Training Program

The Beef Checkoff is launching the newly revamped Beef University—or Beef U—a free, online training program for the latest information, insights and research on marketing and selling beef. Beef remains one of America’s favorite proteins and with supplies on the rise for 2017, this tool serves as a compliment to supply chain staff training aimed to help capitalize on the product’s profit potential.

Manitowoc Foodservice Rebrands to Welbilt

Manitowoc Foodservice, Inc., a leading global supplier of commercial foodservice equipment, announced yesterday that it is rebranding the company, its logo and its brand identity to Welbilt, Inc. The ticker symbol will change to “NYSE:WBT” on March 6.

Kitchens with Confidence Completes Cornell Dining Hall Certification

Kitchens with Confidence, the leading allergen and gluten-free auditing and accreditation firm, completed a gluten-free audit for Cornell Dining's Risley Dining Hall, the company announced. The audit was conducted in an effort to help the university prevent the cross contact of food items containing gluten and included an evaluation of every aspect of the operation—from facility layout, to shipping and receiving, preparation, and sanitation.