Foodservice Opinions

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.

Cultivating and Coaching Your Own Five-Star Talent

In today’s workplace, it seems everyone is dealing with a talent shortage. In August 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics noted there were more than 7 million job openings. Over the past year, there has been a net gain in the number of jobs available. The prospects for an infusion of new talent remain low since it is currently a job hunter’s market.

A Pro You Should Know: Cris Gross, VP Sales and Marketing, Stafford-Smith Inc.

Last fall Cris Gross assumed a new role at Stafford-Smith Inc. as VP sales and marketing. The new role comes with a renewed focus on street sales. After two decades as regional sales manager, the FE&S 2009 DSR of the Year says he is enthused about building even closer connections to customers and helping guide the slew of Stafford-Smith new hires into the industry.

The Drive to Remain Relevant

 Many brands have had to deal with how to evolve their customer base and maintain relevance. For us, it’s a tight QSR space. I’m sure those in other sectors feel the same way.

As the Crow Flies …

Welcome to the first edition of FE&S for 2019 in what should prove to be an exciting and eventful year.

Philosophically Speaking

One attribute that makes the foodservice industry so unique is that it plays host to a variety of philosophies.