- Published: May 7, 2018
- Written by The Editors
Breaking news for the full foodservice equipment and supplies distribution channel. Includes information on dealers, distributors, design consultants and multi-unit operators spanning leadership changes, mergers and acquisitions, trends, data and much more.
Wholesale foodservice equipment distributor expands its footprint.
From fast-casual concepts to high-end raw bars, trash fish and other emerging seafood items are experiencing a heyday on menus around the country.
From craft cocktails to mocktails, from reimagined standbys to creative signatures, bars are no longer an afterthought in the foodservice segment. Today, it’s all about the beverages.
Three of the industry’s leading trade associations — Commercial Food Equipment Service Association (CFESA), Food Equipment Distributors Association (FEDA) and the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) — brought their members together for a five-day conference in March. Dubbed the E&S Summit, the event featured forward-thinking general session speakers, panel discussions and more. And to spark conversation among the constituencies from the participating groups, each day included a series of spirited and well-attended roundtable discussions. Here’s a quick photo recap of the event which took place in Palm Springs, Calif.
As the consumers that use foodservice operations continue to evolve, so too must the designers that assemble these spaces. So said a group of designers who participated in the Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management’s 2018 Critical Issues Conference.