K-Bro Acquires Hospitality Laundry Provider


K-Bro Linen Inc., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, recently acquired Shortridge Ltd., a high-end hospitality laundry provider based in Northwest England, expanding K-Bro’s geographic footprint in the £1.4 billion ($1.76 billion) UK commercial laundry and textile rental market. K-Bro also owns Fishers Laundry Group, the commercial laundry and textile rental provider covering Scotland and Northeast England, which it acquired in 2017.

Crothall Rebrands as Core Linen Services


Crothall Laundry Services, a leading provider of outsourced laundry and linen-management services to the healthcare and hospitality sectors, is now Core Linen Services. As part of the continued evolution of the organization, the rebranding to Core Linen Services is a significant milestone in the company’s 33-year history.

Florida F&B/Hospitality Update: A Two-Plant Snapshot


Textile Services Weekly recently visited commercial laundries in Ft. Myers and West Palm Beach, FL, to share insights with readers on how these companies, Premier Linen Services and Gold Coast Linen Service, are managing growth as the tourist season revs up in South Florida. Both companies reported robust sales, despite inflation and fierce competition for trade in textile services at area restaurants and hotels.

Hygienically Clean Exhibits at FL Restaurant and Lodging Show


Hygienically Clean Food Service and Hospitality recently exhibited at The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show in Orlando, FL. TRSA staff used this opportunity to educate attendees on the importance of using a Hygienically Clean-certified laundry for all their textile needs in their restaurants, food service and lodging establishments.

K-Bro Closes Villeray Acquisition


K-Bro Linen Inc., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, recently announced that it has completed its acquisition of Buanderie Villeray and its affiliate Buanderie La Relance for an enterprise value of $11.5 million and a potential earnout of $1 million, according to a news release.

Your Experience Counts: Online Customer Industry Talk, Nov. 7


Produced by the Industrial, Uniform & Workwear Committee, TRSA’s Nov. 7 virtual Market Sector Conversations will prompt you to consider how four major business challenges have shaped your career and personal development, and will continue to do so. As you discuss these issues’ impact on the industry’s service to its key customer industry markets (F&B/Hospitality, Healthcare and Industrial), regardless of your professional role, you’ll benefit from the experience-sharing and idea exchange.

TRSA Announces Plans for Certification Programs


The TRSA Board of Directors and Strategic Planning Committee have identified enhancement of the Hygienically Clean and Clean Green certification programs as a priority initiative over the next three years. Addressing increased demand for these and potential new certifications, efforts will be made to streamline and improve administration and inspection processes to increase their efficiency and rigor, better reflecting industry best practices.