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US Foods names CEO

- General News
US Foods Holding Corp., one of the largest foodservice distributors in the United States, today announced that Dave Flitman will become Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective Jan. 5, 2023. Flitman will also be a member of the US Foods Board of Directors (the “Board”).

Restaurant sales up but traffic down in October

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After experiencing the softest sales growth results in over a year during this past June and July, the restaurant industry has since enjoyed a strong rebound in its sales that started in August and has extended into October.

Subway expands sales in non-traditional locations

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Along with expanding its brick-and-mortar presence in non-traditional locations, such as airports, truck stop plazas, college campuses, convenience and gas stores and hospitals, Subway is rolling out flexible, innovative platforms that give franchisees an opportunity to expand their portfolios and better serve their "on-the-go" guests.

sweetgreen opens online-optimized location

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As the first of its fleet, the “sweetlane” provides an effortless experience for visitors in vehicles to pickup online orders through a drive-up window.

Technomic releases 2023 trend predictions for the U.S. foodservice industry

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Technomic released its latest U.S. whitepaper, What We Foresee for 2023, sharing its foodservice industry trend predictions for the upcoming year.

Panera’s urban expansion driven by digital sales

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Panera Bread, a leader and innovator in the fast casual restaurant segment, today announced the opening of its updated urban store format in New York, the newest of several new formats targeted at more densely populated and non-traditional trade areas.

Northwest startups partner on modular, robotic pizza kitchens

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Picnic Works, a Seattle-based developer of kitchen automation technology, today announced a partnership with ContekPro, a Portland-based manufacturer of modular kitchens.

United Robotics Group enters the North American market

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United Robotics Group, with global offices in Bochum, Germany and Paris, France opens its North American subsidiary based in Los Angeles, California, and simultaneously launches the future of human-robot collaboration with CobiotX.

Sysco Q1 delivers double-digit profit, sales growth

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Sysco's sales for the first quarter were $19.1 billion, an increase of 16.2% compared to the same period last year.

Harbor Foodservice acquires NW Foodservice Distribution

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The deal strengthens Harbor Foodservice's position as the Pacific Northwest's premier family-owned foodservice distributor.