Although the business climate seems to be improving, relief appears to be a ways off for foodservice operators.
Looking to extend its reach in the foodservice equipment and supplies industry, Rubbermaid Commercial Products has updated its sales strategy.
A group of seasoned foodservice professionals have joined forces to join Culinary Equipment Group, a multiple-line manufacturers' rep group.
Independent manufacturers reps serving the foodservice equipment and supplies industry closed out 2010 on a high note, as their sales levels eclipsed 2009 levels.
According to Technomic's Generational Consumer Trend Report, the Millennial generation, aged 18 to 33, rivals the Baby Boomer generation in size. As a result, restaurant chains are adjusting their tactics to make their foodservice operations more appealing to this sizable demographic.
For the first time in four years, the restaurant industry will experience real growth, according to the National Restaurant Association's 2011 Forecast.