Nissco Vendor Partner, The Middleby Corporation, to Acquire Welbilt, Inc.

Exciting news from vendor partner The Middleby Corporation! On April 21, 2021, The Middleby Corporation and Welbilt, Inc. entered into a definitive agreement under which Middleby will acquire Welbilt in an all-stock transaction, enhancing the Middleby Commercial Foodservice platform with an attractive portfolio of products, brands and technologies. This transaction will bring together two complementary businesses, accelerate the Middleby growth strategy into key markets globally and increase core capabilities in highly attractive segments.


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Resilience Recognized: Nissco Partners Honored for Exceptional Growth and Commitment

The virtual awards ceremony on March 23, 2021, set to a Twilight Zone theme, recognized the outstanding achievements and commitment of the top dealers and vendors of the Nissco Restaurant Dealer Group. In the competitive industry of foodservice equipment and supplies, these companies have distinguished themselves during an unparalleled 2020.

The Vendor of the Year Award focuses on four areas that are critical to overall success: commitment, leadership, consistent action, and superior customer service – all of which positively influence sales volume. These vendors helped our dealer members adapt to the challenges presented, often going above and beyond to create unique opportunities that allowed them to remain competitive in the marketplace and increase their bottom line.

The following vendors were honored with the Vendor of the Year Award for their contributions in the following categories:
Heavy Equipment: Atosa USA
Light Equipment: Nemco
Smallwares/Tabletop: Thunder Group
Specialty Products: Essendant

The prestigious Dealer of the Year Award was presented to Denver Cutlery for their ability to not only thrive, but move forward with their strategic business plans and significantly grow their volume during the pandemic.

View our Press Release for additional dealer and vendor award winners here

Nissco Welcomes Ice-O-Matic and T&S Brass and Bronze Works

We are pleased to welcome Ice-O-Matic and T&S Brass and Bronze Works to the Nissco Restaurant Dealer Group. 

Ice-O-Matic provides a full line of cubers, flakers and their patented Pearl Ice® machines. In addition, they offer storage bins, dispensers and water filters.

T & S Brass and Bronze Works manufactures faucets, fittings and specialty products and accessories for the foodservice, industrial, commercial plumbing and laboratory markets.

Get to Know Randy Brunschwig, CEO of Nissco & Excell

Randy Brunschwig lives out of a mindset focused on opportunity, relationships and growth. After starting his career in corporate finance, he took a risk to redirect his life 17 years ago when he took the helm of the Excell Buying Group. With commitment to his dealer and vendor partners, he expanded their network a few years ago and today is the President and CEO of Excell and Nissco Buying Groups.

Randy had a candid conversation with Jason Wange on the Foodservice Powerplant Network Facebook group. He discussed taking risks, giving back, putting people first, and overcoming times of adversity. 

Watch Randy's interview here

2021 Better Lives Makeover Winner: The Lily Pad Cafe


DENVER – FEBRUARY 22, 2021– Cooking Up Better Lives, Excell’s and Nissco’s nonprofit org, has selected a winner for the 2021 Better Lives Makeover: The Lily Pad Café in Ridgeland, Mississippi.

The Lily Pad is a 501c3 non-profit that will focus on the employment & training of young adults with special needs. The cafe will employ and train young adults with special needs in every aspect of food and hospitality service.

The Lily Pad Café will equip young adults with the training and experience necessary to obtain employment by local businesses so that they can not only achieve their full potential, but also display to the community their abundant talents and abilities.

This nominee was brought forth by Nissco Restaurant Dealer Group’s dealer member, Cody Allen of FS-1 Concepts. FS-1 Concepts has pledged services of layout/design, receiving, warehousing, delivery, and installation to the project.

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Nissco RDG Makes FER’s Top 10 Dealer Stories of 2020

Nissco Makes FER's Top 10 Dealers Stories of 2020 with the Acquisition of NESA
Combined dealer group promises more comprehensive programs for the industry.

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