- Published: August 24, 2010
- Written by Jim Webb
Opinion pieces on the foodservice equipment and supplies industry from leaders and laymen from all aspects of the business, including dealers, distributors, design consultants and multi-unit operators.
FIt is not enough to understand the six operating parameters that exist within any foodservice operations. Rather, it’s equally important to know how they relate to one another.
“During my tenure as editor of FE&S, countless sources have told me it’s the people that make this industry so special and dynamic.”
Despite the challenging economy, the talk of "going green" continues to flourish. In fact, the difficult business environment provides an even greater impetus for foodservice operators to take action to become more sustainable. Shifting to green and socially responsible products and behaviors can be a smart investment.
We are about to start a new era for Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazine. It is indeed great news that the industry's leading publication is ready to take flight again.
We’ve all heard the saying “when life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” Beverage metaphor notwithstanding, we are operating in a time when we have to take a fresh look at the way we do business to improve shrinking margins.
If you and I were having coffee, how would you answer that question? At first, it may seem like a pretty easy and innocent question. But once you realize that your answer can mean the difference between winning or losing a customer, then formulating a response becomes more complex.
Over the past several years, Apple’s iPhone has become the poster child for innovation. Consumers, from early adapters to dyed-in-the-wool Luddites, have found common ground in the iPhone. And why not? Its sharp design and flexibility allows users to morph it into whatever they want it to be. Its appeal spans generations. (Full disclosure: I do not own an iPhone.)