November 20, 2017

For over 50 years the name Chesher Equipment has been part of the Canadian food equipment landscape. Over the past four years the company has experienced significant growth which is, "right on plan," according to Chris Koehler, President, "so too is a change in the company name to better reflect our position in the marketplace."

"Chesher Equipment has always been a highly successful family business,” says Koehler, "we’re proud of our roots and continue to reflect those values. However, as the business expands in sales and the solutions that we offer, we want our name to better define what we’re all about."

“Our ‘consultative’ approach where our chefs work directly with customers to help them find the right solutions for their operation is what’s behind our success," Koehler continues, "we made the decision in 2014 to move away from a traditional 'sales' force to a network of 'consultant chefs' who can better relate to the challenges that operators and their chefs face. This, combined with an impressive product offering from brands the market knows and trusts, will ensure our success. Updating our brand is another step in our plan to be recognized as the number one source for food service solutions nationwide."


WOOSTER, Ohio – Nov. 20, 2017 – Martin Lemoyne has joined Certified Angus Beef LLC, Wooster, Ohio, as the company’s director of Canadian business development. He will guide foodservice and retail companies in Canada with developing and implementing beef merchandising, marketing and training strategies. A Montreal native, Lemoyne brings extensive experience in beef marketing to the role, most recently as director of market development for Canada Beef.

“Martin has a deep understanding of high-quality beef from gate to plate and the impact a strong brand can have on the success of food businesses,” says Geof Bednar, the brand’s international director. “His drive for excellence fits well with our focus on supporting our Canadian foodservice and retail partners.”

Since 1991, Certified Angus Beef ® brand products have been readily available in Canada, which is today the brand’s No. 1 international market. Canadian production of the brand’s beef cuts, which exceed 10 quality standards for reliable flavor, juiciness and tenderness, began in 1999 and continue today through major packers in the region. They provide a vital link for bringing high-quality Angus cattle from family farmers and ranchers to nearly 1,300 restaurants and grocery stores in Canada, where consumers who enjoy great-tasting beef look for the brand by name.

“We appreciate the dedication and leadership of our long-time partners in Canada, and look forward to the impact Martin’s expertise offers for elevating their businesses,” adds Bednar.

In his role at Canada Beef, Lemoyne collaborated with industry leaders and food businesses on beef promotions and sales strategies. His prior experience also included senior purchasing and merchandising lead, as well as a foodservice key account director, for Loblaw Companies Limited. He also worked in sales, buying and production for Canada Packers, a role he began while earning his bachelor’s degree in marketing, finance and business administration from the Université de Montréal.

“I’m excited to be working with this iconic brand, to learn from colleagues and play a part in increasing its success in Canada,” says Lemoyne.


2017 - Winners Magazine

This inspiring E-magazine showcases the winning Restaurant & Bar Design Awards winning projects from the UK and around the globe, the Awards ceremony itself including the stories behind the 'Soundscape' design and build, the Restaurant & Bar Product Design Awards and much much more.

View the magazine here

Talk @ Wallpaper* Bar + Kitchen

Our final Restaurant & Bar Design Talk of 2017 was held at the award-winning Wallpaper* Bar + Kitchen (Harvey Nichols, London) on Tuesday evening.

Attended by architects, designers and F&B Operators, the talk saw Paul Finucane (Director of Stores, Harvey Nichols), Ewald Damen (Virgile + Partners) and Simon Mills (Bespoke Editor, Wallpaper*) talk about the collaboration and concept behind the Wallpaper* Bar + Kitchen and how the Wallpaper* brand sits within Harvey Nichols.

View Richard Lewisohn's event photos here

2018 - Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

This will be our tenth year of the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. We are really looking forward to seeing the breadth of creativity that will enter in the coming months.

The judging panel will be announced on the 30th November.


Awards schedule and guidelines


November 15, 2017; Charlotte, NC - Diversey, the leading global hygiene and cleaning company has launched a new brand identity, vision and values to ensure it remains modern and relevant to all of its audiences.

The new brand aims to be strong and distinctive to differentiate Diversey from its competitors in a global marketplace as well as support future strategic aims. The new branding also reflects the scale of the pioneering company’s ambitions under the leadership of President & CEO Dr. Ilham Kadri.  The new brand is the result of extensive research with key stakeholder groups around the world.

Diversey is prominent across a range of sectors, including building care, health care, hospitality, facility management, retail and food service, in addition to food and beverage. The rebranding announcement is key evidence of intent from the newly independent company which was acquired from former parent company - the Sealed Air Corporation - by leading private investment firm, Bain Capital Private Equity in September 2017.

Diversey is now a standalone company, comprising the former Sealed Air Diversey Care division and the food hygiene solution business. It is set to be based in new corporate headquarters in York County, South Carolina in the first quarter of 2018.

The independent company has sought to immediately redefine its core mission and brand strategy, reflecting its aim to become: “The leading global innovator, developer and provider of cleaning, sanitation and maintenance products, systems and services,” according to Dr. Ilham Kadri, President and CEO of Diversey.     

Diversey is bringing a fresh dimension to its well-established reputation of shaping solutions to individual customer needs, by pledging to place their customers at the very heart of their business, and of everything they do. This “customer-centric” ethos delivers an ethical, responsible and tailored cleaning and hygiene service that does not neglect the bottom line; with Diversey promising to deliver significant productivity improvements, lower total operating costs and brand protection for their customers.

Diversey’s new identity was honed under the auspices of senior management drawing on counsel from London-based branding experts BrandOpus. The new branding seeks to re-emphasise the considerable range of strengths that have long been identified in Diversey’s rise to global pre-eminence. It is also explicit, as Dr. Ilham Kadri explains, of: “The agility and decisiveness that customers can rightly anticipate, and which the new found independence has bestowed on the company’s operations.” 

Dr. Kadri also reflects on the redefined ethical dimension, which she identifies as an existing strength in the market, but which has been placed center stage as a key characteristic of the new company’s approach, commenting: “Diversey plays an essential role in keeping people safe in so many key sectors that we are reaffirming our ethical ideals which we view as empowering to both our staff and our customers. As a company we are courageous in our convictions - no matter the challenge, we seek to do the right thing. Our ethics are at the heart of our business, they are non-debatable and embraced by all employees no matter their role.”

Diversey never loses sight of the company’s proud heritage of 94 years of expertise and knowledge. However, it is placing more emphasis on the company’s role as “Facilitators for life,” whereby the broader ethical awareness and commitments to sustainability – such as clean water and safe food; along with abundant energy and healthy environments. This is linked with the care Diversey displays for people regardless of status.

Rafael Echevarria, VP of Corporate Communications, clarifies: “We deliver a vital service to our customers. Care is embedded in everything we do, and everything we believe. Our business is fundamentally about people. We put people first whether that be the cleaner, employee or customer. This gives our customers total confidence to enable their businesses to grow and thrive.”

Diversey’s new brand strategy is fundamental to its continuing success. In summarizing the company’s future, Rafael Echevarria is succinct: “Diversey is a pioneer of the future and creators of connection. We believe cleaning and hygiene are life essentials. Our ambition is to continue our long legacy with a renewed energy and focus. We will responsibly and responsively deliver effective hygiene solutions and efficient cleaning technologies for our staff, our customers, our planet and our owners long-term benefit.” 


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