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Idaho Potato Commission Honors Innovation in Teaching

The Idaho Potato Commission recognized professional foodservice-training programs with the 2018 Idaho Potato Commission Leadership Innovation Awards for Excellence in Foodservice Education at the 14th-annual Leadership Conference of the Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education (CAFÉ) at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) in Wisconsin on June 14.

Compassion in World Farming Launches Friendly Food Alliance

Compassion in World Farming announced today it will be launching a pilot to help food businesses prepare for future protein markets. The project, called the Friendly Food Alliance, aims to bring food businesses and producers to the table to create innovative solutions for diversifying protein offerings.

EzCater Announces $100 Million Series D Funding

EzCater, the only nationwide marketplace for business catering, announced it has raised a $100 million Series D investment led by Wellington Management Company LLP, with participation from existing investors ICONIQ Capital, Insight Venture Partners, and others.

Press Coffee Roasters Building Flagship Roasting Facility

Press Coffee Roasters announced it will build a flagship roasting facility in the 32nd & Shea neighborhood of North Phoenix. The 5,600 sqft facility at 10443 N. 32nd St. will be a full production site for Press Coffee’s whole bean roasting operations.

Smart Care Equipment Solutions Acquires REMCO

Smart Care Equipment Solutions (Smart Care) announced the acquisition of REMCO, a leading regional provider of commercial kitchen repair, maintenance services, and parts to the commercial food service industry.

Bon Appétit Management Company Bans Plastic Straws

Costing a penny or less each, used once then discarded, plastic straws are the tip of the single-use-plastic iceberg clogging landfills, waterways, and oceans and poisoning wildlife. It’s estimated that Americans use 500 million plastic straws every day, very few of which are even recyclable.

Sheetz Giving Away Ford Cars in Summer Sweepstakes

Sheetz, one of America's fastest growing, family-owned and operated convenience store chains, will launch its “My Free Ride” Summer Shweepstakes on June 1, giving customers a chance to win a featured 2018 vehicle or $50,000 cash during each month of June, July and August of the 2018 summer season.

Doherty Enterprises Names Tim Doherty President and COO

Doherty Enterprises, Inc. announced that Tim Doherty has been promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer. Doherty Enterprises operates over 150 restaurants in northern, southern and central New Jersey, on Long Island, as well as locations throughout Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and sections of Florida and Georgia.

Royal Cup’s Ready-to-Drink Cold Brew Hits Walmart Shelves

In March 2018, Royal Cup introduced its first line of shelf-stable, ready-to-drink cold brew coffees, which includes three flavors—French Roast, French Roast Lightly Sweetened and Rain Forest Bold. Consumers now can find two of these blends—French Roast Lightly Sweetened and Rain Forest Bold—on the shelves of their neighborhood Walmart store.