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Frontline International Expands Footprint in Asia

Ohio-based Frontline International, a leading provider of Smart Oil Management systems for foodservice operators around the world, is expanding its reach in Asia. The company has signed an agreement with Philippines-based Technolux for distribution and service of its products in the region.

Emerson Completes Acquisition of Cooper-Atkins

Emerson announced it has completed the purchase of Cooper-Atkins, a leading manufacturer of temperature management and environmental measurement devices and wireless monitoring solutions for foodservice, healthcare and industrial markets.

Edward Don & Company Announces Acquisition of Smith & Greene

Edward Don & Company, a nationwide distributor of foodservice equipment and supplies, announced the acquisition of Smith & Greene Company, located in Kent, Washington. Since 1970, Smith & Greene has been a leading provider of foodservice equipment, supplies and design-build services to a diverse group of clients in the Pacific Northwest and across the United States.

Ecolab Equipment Care Becomes Independent Company

Equipment Care announced a name change and unveils new branding as the business completes its transition from Ecolab to a standalone company. The move follows the company’s purchase in November 2017 by Boston based Audax Private Equity (“Audax”), which strongly positions the newly named SMART CARE Equipment Solutions for aggressive and strategic growth going forward.

Joel Garza Joins Robot Coupe U.S.A. as Sales Manager

David Mouck, CEO of Robot Coupe U.S.A., Inc., announced that Joel Garza joined Robot Coupe in the position of Sales Manager effective January 1.   Joel Garza will be responsible for managing the Market Solutions Advisors and International Sales Manager, covering all of the U.

Ancient Grain Shipments Increased by Double-Digits in 2017

Grains, like quinoa, amaranth, farro, and spelt, which were eaten on a daily basis by ancient civilizations, are growing in popularity again with today’s consumers because of their perceived health benefits compared to processed wheat grains, reports The NPD Group, a leading global information company.

Supply America, Inc. Promotes Holli Hall to VP of Sales

Holli Hall has been promoted to Vice President of Sales for Supply America, Inc., one of the country’s leading distributors of foodservice equipment and supplies to national chains. Hall joined Supply America in 2012 as Director of National Accounts and has distinguished herself by growing sales and accounts significantly while earning the respect of her peers and customers.

Emerson Agrees to Acquire Cooper-Atkins

Emerson agreed to acquire Cooper-Atkins, a leading manufacturer of temperature management and environmental measurement devices and wireless monitoring solutions for foodservice, healthcare and industrial markets.

Anthony Bourdain Receives Honorary Doctorate from the CIA

Chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain delivered the keynote address at commencement at his alma mater, The Culinary Institute of America, on December 19. After giving advice to the college's bachelor's degree candidates, Chef Bourdain received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in Culinary Arts degree from CIA President Tim Ryan.

Ardent Mills, National FFA Organization Announce National Partnership

Denver-based Ardent Mills, the premier flour-milling and ingredient company, announced its three-star partnership with the National FFA Organization, formerly known as Future Farmers of America.As a three-star partner, Ardent Mills will provide monetary support to FFA at the national level, supporting the Living to Serve platform.

Chef Michael Kelly Joins ThermalRite Sales Team

Michael Kelly recently joined ThermalRite as sales manager, responsible for the cold storage manufacturer’s specialty products sales. ThermalRite primarily serves the foodservice and non-commercial segment under its parent company, Everidge, the nation’s premier commercial refrigerated services provider.

TNT Unlimited to Represent Nexstep Commercial Products

Nexstep Commercial Products (Exclusive Licensee of O-Cedar) announced that effective immediately TNT Unlimited, Inc. will be representing the company in Illinois (north of Mattoon), Wisconsin, and Indiana-Northwest.

Former GA Pacific and Carolina Health Systems Join Foodservice Consulting Firm

Crystal Duncan, formerly Director of National Distribution Sales at Georgia Pacific and Sharon Cox formerly AVP of Carolina Health System have established Cox Duncan Network LLC (CDN), a consulting-execution firm based in Charlotte which provides for foodservice leaders and their distributors, a 360-degree perspective by leveraging our unique expertise in Food safety, Food management and Health & nutrition.

Beyond Meat Reaches Milestone of 5,000 Supermarkets Nationwide

This holiday season, amidst the abundance of roasts, loafs, and other seasonal indulgences, Beyond Meat is offering a surprisingly meaty, plant-based option that doesn’t sacrifice on taste. Starting Wednesday, East Coasters can find the coveted Beyond Burger in the meat section of 770 Ahold-owned Stop & Shop, Giant Landover, Giant Carlisle and Martin’s stores.