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    Eby-Brown Employs Its First Corporate Foodservice Manager

    Mathew Mandeltort will focus on current and future retailer foodservice needs.

    Mathew Mandeltort and an Eby-Brown distribution center.

    NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- Eby-Brown Co. LLC brought on Mathew Mandeltort to fill the newly created role of corporate foodservice manager.

    In this role, Mandeltort will focus on current and future retailer foodservice needs, utilizing leading edge foodservice category data, analytics and insights to help build profitable foodservice programs. He was a former consultant with Technomic Inc.

    "With the restaurant industry maturing in the U.S., foodservice in the convenience store channel is one of the most dynamic and growing segments in the marketplace," Mandeltort said. "It's an incredibly exciting opportunity and a great challenge. I look forward to enhancing Eby's expertise in providing highly successful foodservice programs that deliver profitability, in-store execution and food safety."

    Mandeltort brings 25 years of foodservice experience to his new role, including positions at Marriott, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises Inc., and Erickson Retirement Communities. His expertise extends to product development, systems development, menu development and operations, including inventory control, sourcing and costing.

    As the executive chef and owner of Hearthfare, he managed a home meal replacement business located outside of Chicago.

    As a consultant with Technomic, Mandeltort was responsible for developing, managing and conducting professional services for foodservice operators and manufacturers. This involved working primarily for operating systems, management structure, concept/menu development, new product research and development, market research, and situation for growth planning, mergers or acquisitions.

    He also worked with numerous convenience store chains to help improve their existing foodservice programs including speed of service and cost of goods sold. Additionally, Mandeltort has worked on the development of complete c-store foodservice programs including menu development, operations manuals, recipes and costing to layout and training.

    Eby-Brown is a privately held convenience store distributor in the United States, servicing retail accounts throughout the Midwest and the Southeast.

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