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Instacart Partners with Wegmans on Alcohol Delivery

Instacart, a leading grocery technology company in North America, announced its partnership with Wegmans Food Markets and all independently owned Wegmans Wine, Liquor & Beer locations to power alcohol delivery across New Jersey. Starting Thursday, customers can order alcohol delivery in as fast as an hour or scheduled days in advance via the Instacart App […]

Emmi Roth Opens New HQ in Stoughton, Wisconsin

Emmi Roth, an industry-leading cheesemaker, has officially opened its doors at the company’s new headquarters in Stoughton, Wisconsin. The new 158,000-square-foot building also houses Emmi Roth’s new state-of-the-art conversion facility, which will cup, bag, wedge, shred, and crumble the company’s cheese products for a variety of leading brands. In 2021, Emmi Roth acquired the Athenos […]

Sysco Unveils Industry’s Largest Assortment of Certified and Sustainably Focused Products

Sysco Corporation launched its One Planet. One Table. assortment, the foodservice industry’s largest offering of certified and sustainably focused products.   The Sysco One Planet. One Table. assortment includes over 3,000 items across 15 categories that are:  Backed by one of 20+ leading sustainability certifications and standards, Included in Sysco’s sustainability commitments for seafood or fresh […]

Flagship Food Group Appoints Adam Butler CEO

Flagship Food Group announced that it has appointed Adam Butler as Chief Executive Officer and member of the company’s Advisory Board.  Prior to joining Flagship, Butler had a highly successful 17-year career at Kraft Heinz where he spearheaded the transformation for many of the brands in the U.S. as President for the convenient meals, frozen, […]

HEINZ Launches New Event Series from its Black Kitchen Initiative

HEINZ announced Open Kitchen, a new event series from the brand’s Black Kitchen Initiative. Kicking off in partnership with world-renowned chef, Marcus Samuelsson, past and current Black Kitchen Initiative grantees will take over restaurant kitchens for exclusive pop-up experiences. Open Kitchen gives up-and-coming Black chefs new opportunities, experiences, resources, and exposure for their culinary businesses […]

IMC Architecture Launches New Interior Design Studio

The Brooklyn-based multi-family, commercial and institutional architectural firm IMC Architecture has launched its new interior design studio. Director of Design Federigo Luzzi leads the new interior practice, with focus on workplace, commercial, retail, healthcare, hospitality and residential work. “Our new interior design group will both serve its own clients and support IMC’s architectural projects. The […]

RATIONAL USA Announces Two Chef Promotions

RATIONAL USA, the leading manufacturer of intelligent cooking equipment for commercial foodservice, announced the following promotions: Joe Peloquin has joined as Corporate Chef. Prior to joining RATIONAL, Joe was with Echo Lake Country Club as an Executive Sous Chef and with Glen Ridge Country Club as an Executive Sous Chef. He will be reporting to […]

US Foods Acquires California-Based Saladino’s Foodservice

US Foods Holding Corp announced that it has agreed to acquire Saladino’s Foodservice, a broadline distributor in California, to further expand its reach into key areas of central California. Tuck-in acquisitions, such as Renzi Foodservice and the most recent agreement to acquire Saladino’s Foodservice, are a key part of the company’s ongoing commitment to drive […]

Eco-Products Unveils New Hot Cup and Container Lids  

Eco-Products is adding two new sets of lids — one for paper hot cups and the other for molded fiber ovals, rectangles and bowls — to its industry-leading array of fiber-based items designed to help operators everywhere, but especially those in markets where local ordinances prevent the use of foodservice plastic.   Launched as part of […]

RATIONAL USA Announces Promotions

RATIONAL USA, the leading manufacturer of intelligent cooking equipment for commercial foodservice, announced the following promotions: Bill Roller to Sales Director, South (effective October 1, 2023). Roller previously served as Regional Sales Manager in for Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Southern Illinois. Jon Bero to Sales Director, West (effective October 1, 2023). Bero previously served as […]

Chef Brian West Introduces West Point Culinary School Apprenticeship Program

Chef Brian West announced West Point Culinary School, an apprenticeship program where students will learn critical skills related to a career in the culinary industry. Chef Brian West is now accepting applicants for his inaugural program – only five students will be accepted for the hands-on program, which will officially start in late August. Interested […]

Haywire Receives Distinguished Restaurant of North America Award

Haywire in Plano, the renowned culinary destination known for its larger-than-life dining experiences, announces it has earned the prestigious 2023 Distinguished Restaurant of North America (DiRōNA) Award. This recognition solidifies Haywire’s place among the most celebrated restaurants across North America. The DiRōNA Award considered one of the highest honors in the fine dining industry, shines […]

SevenRooms Releases New Data on How Guests Discover Restaurants and Book Reservations

SevenRooms, a guest experience and retention platform for the hospitality industry, released its latest consumer report, “2023 Dining Discovery & Booking Report,” highlighting how guests discover new restaurants and book reservations. One thing is clear – diners are utilizing many channels for discovery – from word of mouth to a variety of online channels. Nearly […]

Blue Star Foods Corp. Enters Into $1M Deal with Bloomin’ Brands

Blue Star Foods Corp., an integrated Environmental, Social, and Governance sustainable seafood company with a focus on Recirculatory Aquaculture Systems, announced it has entered into a new $1 million supply agreement with Bloomin’ Brands. The new contract started distribution in April and will run through the remainder of 2023. Blue Star started to deliver approximately […]

Baldor Specialty Food Announces New Executive Appointments

Baldor Specialty Foods, one of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic’s largest produce and specialty foods distributors, announced that it has appointed Scott Crawford as VP of Merchandising and Scott T. King as VP of Sales. VP of Merchandising, Scott Crawford, comes most recently from Fresh Direct, where he was Chief Merchandising Officer. He previously led the […]

US Foods to Acquire New York-Based Renzi Foodservice

US Foods Holding Corp. announced that it has agreed to acquire Renzi Foodservice, a broadline distributor located in Watertown, New York. The acquisition, which is the first for the company since April 2020 and the first under CEO Dave Flitman’s leadership, will allow US Foods to further expand its reach into central upstate New York […]

Iron Hill Brewery Wins Gold Award at 2023 World Beer Cup

Iron Hill Brewery (Iron Hill) claimed a Gold Award for 30 E. Stout St at the 2023 World Beer Cup in the Sweet Stout or Cream Stout category. The World Beer Cup is a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding brewers and their beers. Ken Orner, […]

US Foods to Open New CHEF’STORE Locations in Carolinas

US Foods Holding Corp. announced it will open new US Foods CHEF’STORE locations in Roanoke, Virginia, Greenville, N.C and Fayetteville, N.C. All three locations are expected to open in late fall 2023. Known for outstanding service, convenience and a large selection of competitively priced restaurant-quality products and supplies, CHEF’STORE offers a one-stop-shop for restaurant operators, […]

Louisiana Fish Fry Products Taps Marcus Spears as Chief Fry Officer

Louisiana Fish Fry Products, a leading supplier of Louisiana-inspired breadings & batters, boil seasonings, sauces and spices, has recently hired its first Chief Fry Officer. Marcus Spears, a former Louisiana State University All-American, former defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys and current ESPN football analyst, will lean on his “Chef Swagu” kitchen skills to offer his expertise […]

Georgia Restaurant Association Names Justin Triplett Chair of Board

The Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA) announced Justin Triplett, president and CEO of MBC Concessions, as the 2023 chair of the GRA Board of Directors. As chairman, Triplett will act as the chief spokesperson for the industry and lead the GRA Board of Directors and staff in their efforts to protect operator needs and interests. Triplett […]

National Restaurant Association Restaurant Show Announces Food and Beverage Award Winners

The National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, the foodservice industry’s premier event, announced the 42 recipients of the 2023 Food and Beverage (FABI) Awards. Each year, the FABI Awards program celebrates industry-altering products that shape what’s new and next for the future of food and beverage. New this year, eight of the FABI Awardees have been selected by […]