When the pandemic hit, self-serve foodservice options, including buffets, received unprecedented scrutiny.
Sales among the top 100 foodservice equipment and supplies dealers totaled $11.72 billion in 2021, up from $9.4 billion in 2020, according to the FE&S 2022 Distribution Giants study. In 2021 sales increased for 85% of the dealers within the top 100, compared with 16% last year. That means 15% saw a decline in revenues in 2021, which is an indicator of how much the industry has fluctuated from one year to the next.
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By now, you might have spotted a coffee robot slinging lattes at an airport. Maybe you’ve ordered a fresh salad from a vending machine. Or perhaps you’ve heard people talking about seeing these mechanisms on college campuses or even in hospitals.