Foodservice category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Manitowoc to acquire Enodis for $2.1 billion

MANITOWOC, Wis. -- Equipment manufacturer The Manitowoc Co. Inc. said that an agreement has been reached on the terms of a recommended acquisition of foodservice equipment maker Enodis plc in a transaction valued at approximately $2.1 billion, including the assumption of Enodis' net debt (...

Gives $1 million to Culinary Institute of America for scholarship

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. -- In the largest single donation for educational scholarships ever made to the Culinary Institute of America, the Maahs family—owners of Alto-Shaam Inc. of Menomonee Falls, Wis., has given $1 million dollars to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation to create an endowed scholarship...

Honors Greg Parker of Parker Oil with award during SOI event

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Convenience store fried chicken program provider Chester's International has named Parker Oil its 2007 Franchisee of the Year. The award was presented on Wednesday to Greg Parker, owner of Parker Oil, at this year's NACS State of the Industry Summit in partnership with CSP in...

Casual dining chains oversaturated, undifferentiated, Technomic says
Retailer brings in clinic for food safety testing
Opens Popeyes in Porter, Ind., as foodservice rollout continues
As part of retail refocusing, Starbucks launches Pike Place Roast
Fried chicken concept expands presence in Southeast
Debuts coffee bar concept at new Palmer, Mass., location
TravelCenters of America LLC said that it has added a Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits restaurant to its Richmond, Va., location.