Industry News

In addition to a challenging economy, restaurant operators are also dealing with shifting customer demographics as parents decide to leave the kids at home, and young adults, ages 18 to 24, cut...
Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY - News) today announced that it has acquired Pallas Foods Limited, a leading foodservice distributor based in Newcastle West, Ireland. The acquisition has closed...
Organic and all-natural products aren’t just for the up-starts anymore.

Last week the No. 1 bottled-water company in the U.S., Nestlé Waters North America, invested $15.6 million in the...

The Manitowoc Company, Inc., parent company of Manitowoc Foodservice, signed a definitive agreement to sell the Enodis global ice machine operations to Braveheart Acquistion Inc., an affiliate of...
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (NYSE:KKD) announces the grand opening of its newest Doughnut Factory...
Elevation Burger signed a multiunit franchising deal with South Florida entrepreneurs Jeffrey Feinstein and Sam Ginsberg.

The franchisees plan to open the first Elevation Burger Florida...

The 500 largest U.S. restaurant chains registered slower growth rates, posting 3.4 percent annual sales growth in 2008.

According to data released today by Technomic Inc. in its annual...

Global Icons, a licensing and brand merchandising agency specializing in the development and extension of corporate brands and trademarks, announced today its exclusive licensing partnership with...
Today, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, a division of AFC Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: AFCE), kicks off a new television and radio advertising campaign featuring a no-nonsense truth speaker--a fictional...
EVOS has been recognized by Greenopia for its efforts to be as environmentally friendly as possible and to keep its environmental impacts to a minimum.

Greenopia is a directory to help guide...

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR - News) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the Tully’s Coffee brand and wholesale coffee business from Tully’s Coffee...
Many companies are finding that they must act now to mitigate the increase of corruption as the recession bites.

Operations in emerging markets are at even more risk. Away from the governing...

Ivar’s Seafood, Soup, and Sauce Company has long enjoyed an international following for its chowders, sauces, and non-seafood soups. Now it’s whetting even more appetites with three new products...
Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM - News) announced that its Board of Directors approved a dividend of $0.19 per share of common stock, which will be distributed May 1, 2009, to shareholders of record...
Yesterday, Cold Stone Creamery announced it has reached an agreement with Sundaes Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Flavorite Foods Ltd., to open up to 14 stores in the Caribbean during the...
This week marks the initial launch of Starbucks VIA Ready Brew into select London Starbucks coffeehouses.

First day sales of the product launch illustrated the need for innovation in the $17...