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Scotsman Joins Women For Water Campaign

Scotsman support helps organization establish water and sanitation programs globally. Scotsman Ice Systems plans to donate a percentage of each healthcare unit sold to the Global Water Challenge’s newly-launched Women for Water campaign. The campaign is a global grassroots initiative that is dedicated to launching women-led water ventures, each of which is estimated to provide

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Ryko Acquires R.W. Mercer’s Car Wash Operations

“With the acquisition of Mercer’s carwash operation, Ryko has completed our plan to provide direct sales and service throughout the Midwest,” says Ryko CEO. Ryko Solutions Inc., a North American manufacturer of car wash equipment and a major provider of service support and cleaning products, has acquired the assets and operations of R.W. Mercer’s car

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Mark VII Awarded Circle K Car Wash Contract

Last year Mark VII expanded its relationship with Circle K to include three additional regions and now it is adding three more for a grand total of seven regions. Mark VII Equipment Inc., the North America subsidiary of WashTec AG of Germany, and producer of vehicle washing equipment worldwide, has been awarded a two-year contract

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Pan-Oston Receives Domino’s Pizza Teamwork Award

In 90 days Pan-Oston engineered, manufactured and delivered new image counters to six Domino’s stores. Pan-Oston was awarded the Domino’s Pizza Teamwork Award for 2011 at its annual Supplier Summit. By receiving this award Domino’s Pizza recognizes Pan-Oston for its outstanding teamwork and execution of the New Image Counters it engineered, manufactured and delivered within

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Box System for Dispensing Packaged Oil

Frontline International’s Box System for Dispensing Standard Packaged Oil is the winner of a 2012 Kitchen Innovations (KI) Award from the National Restaurant Association. The KI Award winners represent the most groundbreaking equipment on the market and are judged on their ability to cut costs and improve productivity and food quality in restaurant operations. Frontline’s

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Cintas Announces The Top Five Disaster Preparation Techniques

Protect your business in case of a disaster. According to the Insurance Information Institute, up to 40% of businesses affected by a natural or human-caused disaster never reopen. With the approaching storm season, Cintas Corp. issued the top five tips to help retailers prepare for disasters. Cintas will speak about these tips, along with other

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Missouri Supreme Court Denies Casey’s Processing Exemption

Exemption on utilities, machinery, equipment and materials used or consumed in manufacturing or processing, does not extend to the preparation of food for retail sale, the Court rules. The Missouri Supreme Court has denied a Casey’s General Stores convenience store and restaurant a partial sales tax exemption for electricity used to prepare food for sale.

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Co-Branding Positives and Pitfalls

As rising gas prices continue to shrink profits at the pumps, having a strong foodservice offering can drive customers into convenience stores. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. A growing number of retailers are choosing to go the brand name route, partnering with high profile quick-service chains or turnkey commissary-style suppliers. Convenience Store Decisions asked some

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Finding the Right Foodservice Equipment

To be a winner in the foodservice arena, break out of the convenience store box and take some equipment cues from quick-service, fast casual and white tablecloth restaurants. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. No one understands the pain of working in a cramped space better than a food truck operator, said Larry Miller, president of

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Pizza Gets Personal

C-store retailers can expect to see continued growth in the pizza category in 2012. “Pizza has good hold times, is a consumer favorite and is relatively easy to prepare. Sales will be up in 2012,” said Tim Powell, director for Chicago-based research firm Technomic. Trends to watch in 2012 include an increase in take-and-bake pizzas,

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Turning a Profit at the Roller Grill

One of the most maligned pieces of equipment in all of foodservice—the roller grill—remains the backbone of many c-store foodservice programs, offering an inexpensive, labor-friendly way for   operators to expand their fresh-food offering at a time when other nonfoodservice categories are declining. Roller grill sales are estimated to account for roughly 10-15% of convenience foodservice

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EPA Recognizes Manitowoc Foodservice

Manitowoc receives 2012 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award for protecting the environment through energy efficiency.   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Manitowoc Foodservice a 2012 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of its continued leadership in protecting our environment through energy efficiency. Manitowoc Foodservice’s accomplishments will be recognized at an awards

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Mix ‘n Chill Drink Mixer

With new programmed cycles for mix time and speed, the latest edition to the Hamilton Beach Commercial Mix ‘n Chill drink mixer series provides consistent results when preparing ice cream, frozen custard or frozen yogurt drinks and candy, fruit or cookie mix-in treats. The mixer’s Smart-Start activation allows for simple one-hand operation. Operators never need

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Hoshizaki Ice Machines Feature QR Codes

Now customers and technicians can scan the machines’ QR codes with a smartphone to gain additional information. Hoshizaki America’s ice machines manufactured in Peachtree City, Ga., now feature a label with QR codes specific to make, model and serial number. Customers and service technicians can use their smartphone to scan the QR code for convenience.

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Prevent Accidental Dispensing

Tomlinson Industries now offers a “safer upper assembly” for S Series Faucets. This safer upper assembly requires a three-step action to control dispensing and prevent accidental dispensing. The faucet handle must be lifted, squeezed and then pulled down to activate. Release the handle to shut off. This safety feature is now available for the S

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Scotsman Industries Announces Interim President

Rich Gleitsmann joins Scotsman team. Scotsman Industries, a global commercial ice machine company, announced that Rich Gleitsmann has joined the organization as interim president of Scotsman Ice Systems, reporting to Kevin Fink, group managing director – Americas.    Gleitsmann has more than 10 years’ experience in the foodservice industry. He has served as president of

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TA Adds New High Tech Laundry Equipment

Drivers can be notified by text message when their laundry is complete. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) has begun its rollout of the most modern laundry facility equipment on the highway. TA’s 190 laundry rooms in company-operated locations today contain nearly 2,000 washers and dryers; all of these machines are expected to be replaced with

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Undercounter Nugget Ice Machine

Scotsman Ice Systems introduces the NU130, an undercounter commercial nugget ice machine perfect for tight spaces. The stainless-steel unit produces up to 125 pounds of soft, chewable ice in 24 hours while using less water and energy than cube ice machines. The NU130 allows operators to offer Scotsman’s Original Chewable Ice in applications with limited

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Reduce Dishwashing Costs

Champion Industries, a division of the Ali Group that manufactures versatile commercial dishwashing equipment, introduces two new options on its GENESIS DH-5000, its hooded door machine that reduces cost, improves appearance and increases performance. The DH5000 Direct Vent is an industry exclusive, that allows the unit to vent directly to the outside, removing steam and

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Mini Rotating Rack Oven

Baxter, a designer and manufacturer of quality foodservice and bakery equipment worldwide, recently launched the next generation of its popular mini rotating rack oven. The new OV310 Series ovens include updated and additional features without sacrificing the quality performance or small footprint that have become industry standards. New features include a larger viewing area (350

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Bar Code Scanner

Datalogic introduces the Magellan 800i scanner to its family of bar code readers to help retailers around the world—large and small—harness the latest trends in data collection while improving productivity and reliability. The Magellan 800i scanner is available now through Datalogic’s global network of distribution partners. The Magellan 800i scanner offers image capture, illumix intelligent

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NACS 2011 APW Wyott

APW Wyott shows off their new Expert Series Product Line including the HRS Tru-Heat Roller Grill, All in One Roller Grill and Re-Therm Cabinet. These products can help retailers increase performance within the profitable roller grill category.

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What sets Hoshizaki Foodservice Equipment apart? Innovation, Quality and Service. Two key energy efficient products featured at NACS include ice makers for your dispensed beverage equipment needs delivering crystal clear cubes and under the counter energy efficient freezers. Cold air is delivered evenly providing no hot spots. Easy cleaning for the retailer!

Hoshizaki Foodservice Equipment

What sets Hoshizaki Foodservice Equipment apart? Innovation, Quality and Service. Two key energy efficient products featured at NACS include ice makers for your dispensed beverage equipment needs delivering crystal clear cubes and under the counter energy efficient freezers. Cold air is delivered evenly providing no hot spots. Easy cleaning for the retailer!

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Slice Like a Pro

Baxter’s bread slicers provide a convenient way to slice artisan breads. Among the quietest in the industry, Baxter slicers are ideally suited for a theater-style baking environment. Baxter bread slicers are offered with either manual or automatic operation in a range of sizes. Manual slicers feature an easy-to-use slice lever, enabling users to control the

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