The foodservice equipment and supplies industry has experienced a significant amount of consolidation of late. In fact, during the month of June, FE&S reported on four dealers buying five different companies. Rapid consolidation like this can make one wonder: If this keeps going on, will there only be one equipment supplier standing? Read more...
Weekly news that’s worth another look: While retail sales declined in August, restaurants were a bright spot; The NPD Group says higher menu prices are a factor in slowing lunch traffic; the spread between grocery store prices and foodservice prices continues; consumers may be shifting from major chains to smaller chains and independents.Read more...
Georgie Shockey is a veteran foodservice management advisory consultant, and co-principal of consulting firm, Ruck-Shockey Associates, Inc., which focuses on providing insights into new systems and technologies, strategic plans, and implementation of future changes. Georgie has more than 20 years of operational and project experience, including operational review and assessment studies, service integration (multi-service/multi-unit), dining service and meal delivery service programs, oversight reviews, and implementation processes and request for proposal leadership. She has extensive knowledge in all aspects of hospitality management, including the management of daily operations, proposal, contract negotiations and "RFP" processes. Georgie focuses primarily on non-commercial foodservice, with a specialization in college/university and health care facilities. In 2005, Georgie received FE&S' Top Achiever-Consultant Award.
Georgie Shockey: Understanding all areas of the industry and what makes them succeed so that as a consultant, I can use the right resources and make as many “win-wins” as possible.
Georgie Shockey: ...know Neil Armstrong. He bagged groceries for my grandfather in Wapakoneta, Ohio.
Georgie Shockey: Catching up on reading anything and enjoying a few hours of no e-mails or cell phones!
Georgie Shockey: It’s hard to name just one, but from a design side I would say JEM or Inman or Rippe or PFDI—all have great vision and support clients like no others.
Georgie Shockey: Someone who is always available to discuss an idea or issue and who gives solid advice, not just what you want to hear.
Georgie Shockey: Stocking produce in the grocery store.
Georgie Shockey: Most definitely yes...foodservice is creative and process-driven at the same time.
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