Model store serves as test site and training center
NPD Group reveals foodservice delivery sees extensive growth; drive-thru traffic plummets
Real growth continues to be hard to come by for the foodservice industry. In fact, overall customer traffic was flat through the first quarter of 2016, according to The NPD Group, a market research firm covering the foodservice industry. Revenues and customer traffic may be inching along, but one area growing at breakneck speed is labor costs.Read more...
The National Restaurant Association’s annual trade show has come and gone to much fanfare. From what I saw and read, the participation was phenomenal. We were able to bring our full consulting team from all of our offices and even made time to break some bread together. This year, I also participated in a panel discussion that explored unit economics and was moderated by Steve Romaniello, managing director of Roark Capital.Read more...
Restaurant sales in June were slower than in May. A new report looks for foodservice to grow 3.33 percent in the next 5 years. A C-store chain says it will open at least 600 locations in the next few years. Taco Bell expands their Cantina concept. These stories and a whole lot more This Week In Foodservice.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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