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Butterball Solves Packaging Issue

Butterball, the largest producer of turkey products in the U.S., has been a leader and innovator in the turkey industry for more than 60 years. Not only does Butterball set the standard for product quality and safety, they’re also dedicated to doing what’s best for the environment, their turkeys, their people and their customers.

Vulcan Versatile Chef Station Earns Innovation Award

Vulcan the food equipment manufacturer known for quality, energy efficient commercial cooking equipment, is the proud winner of the esteemed 2018 StarChefs International Chefs Congress Innovator Award for Heavy Equipment for the Versatile Chef Station (VCS).

Jon Taffer's Taffer Dynamics Acquires Mojo Group

Taffer Dynamics Inc., a  leading hospitality business consulting firm owned by Jon Taffer, has acquired Mojo Group Inc., one of Las Vegas’ premier hospitality consulting companies specializing in the development and management of restaurant and nightlife venuesThe acquisition will create Taffer Consulting, an expansion of parent company Taffer Dynamics Inc.

Welbilt Names William C. Johnson President and CEO

Welbilt, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of commercial foodservice equipment, announced today that its Board of Directors has elected William C. Johnson as President and Chief Executive Officer effective November 9.

Study: Healthy Options Fuel Customer Satisfaction with Food Brands

The food companies that take notice of consumers’ growing interest in fresh, natural, and organic products continue to reap the rewards. Customer satisfaction with grocery food—packaged food products ranging from chocolate, baked goods, and cereal to meat, cheese, and frozen foods—climbs 1.

Unified Office Receives Top Innovation Award

Unified Office Inc., a leading managed services provider offering reliable hybrid cloud-based virtual communications services and business analytics, announced today that its Total Connect Nowsm offering has received a 2018 Visionary Spotlight Award for Top Innovation presented by ChannelVision Magazine and Beka Business Media.

Crown Brands Acquires Tomlinson Industries

Crown Brands LLC of Lincolnshire, Illinois, has completed the acquisition of Tomlinson Industries of Cleveland, Ohio. Founded in 1911, Tomlinson Industries is the world’s leading manufacturer of No-Drip faucets and fittings for beverage and liquid dispensing.

Sheetz Appoints Stephanie Wilkes to Board of Directors

Sheetz, one of America's fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience chains, announced the appointment of Stephanie Wilkes to the Sheetz Board of Directors.With more than 25 years’ experience managing global brands such as Trident, Halls, Oreo and more at Mondelēz International, Stephanie has a proven track record of managing revenues in excess of $6 billion per year.

Electrolux Acquires SPM Drink Systems

Electrolux announced it has acquired SPM Drink Systems, an Italian leading manufacturer of professional dispensers of frozen and hot beverages and soft icecream, as part of the strategy to increase its presence in the hospitality industry.

Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Operation Returns to Canadian Ownership

Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited announced today that it has closed on a transaction to acquire Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada (CCRC) from The Coca-Cola Company. This closing comes six months after The Coca-Cola Company announced a letter of intent with the Tanenbaum and Bridgeman families, concluding a broader plan to refranchise all Company-owned bottling operations in North America to strong, independent franchise owners.

Coast Packing Corporate Chef Ernest D. Miller Dies at 51

Coast Packing Company announced the passing of Ernest D. Miller, the company’s Corporate Chef and a popular figure on the Southern California food scene. Miller, 51, died in his sleep on Friday, September 21, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

IFDA Opens National Truck Driving Championship

The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) kicked off the 33rd annual Truck Driving Championship held at the Walt Disney World Property. Some of the foodservice industry’s best drivers – 133 men and women from all across the country – are putting their skillfulness to the test to see who will emerge as 2018 IFDA Truck Driving Champions.