Heads up! All primary contacts in NAFEM's database received their
company's 2015 dues renewal notice last week. Payments are due
January 2, 2015. For questions about your membership status
or the dues payment process, contact
Make sure your company's member profile is up to date as attendees and
potential attendees begin to plan their experience at The NAFEM Show.
All critical information published--exhibitor listing, live floor plan,
onsite mobile show app (NAFEM Showplace) and printed show map--comes
from this central profile. Login
the NAFEM website to get started and click on "Company Profile" in the
navigation menu on the left-hand side. You can update general company
information, add/delete individuals to your company roster and update products. Questions?
Contact Celeste Fuchs
The Exhibitor Marketing Kit helps you enhance your presence at The
NAFEM Show. A wide variety of resources are available in the kit,
ranging from show graphics you can post on your website, to tips
for using social media to share information about the products
you are exhibiting. For more details, visit the Exhibitor Resources
page on The NAFEM Show website.
All attendees employed in the foodservice industry have the opportunity
to apply for a scholarship, providing free registration and travel
assistance to offset the costs of attending The NAFEM Show. Previous
scholarship recipients are eligible to apply. For complete details,
watch the video
Mark your calendar for the final webinar in NAFEM's series of training
webinars, designed to improve your onsite experience. The webinar is
free for all exhibit personnel and provides practical information and
useful tips to increase your ROI in The NAFEM Show. Visit The NAFEM
Show website to sign up
The final webinar, "Show Features & Marketing Tools," takes place
Thursday, December 11, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Central Time
If you are exhibiting at The NAFEM Show in Anaheim, starting Dec. 11, you
will be able to upload your product information for inclusion in NAFEM
Showplace, the NAFEM Show app. The more products you include, the more
visibility you will have among NAFEM show attendees, your foodservice
operator customers. Watch your email inbox and future issues of
NAFEM online for more details and easy instructions for uploading
your product information.
Exhibitors who submitted applications to feature a product(s) in one of the
WHAT'S HOT! WHAT'S COOL!® trend galleries on the show floor in Anaheim
received emails on Fri., Nov. 14, notifying them of their accepted or declined
status. If you have a question about your status, contact
Charlie Souhrada, CFSP,
member services, +1.312.821.0212.
The results are in! Member companies that contributed data received a
free copy of NAFEM's 2014 Size & Shape of the Industry study in September.
The study reports 2013 sales in: Food Preparation; Primary Cooking
Equipment; Refrigeration and ice Machines; Serving Equipment; Smallwares, Cookware & Kitchen Tools;
Storage & Handling Equipment; Tabletop & Servingware; Warewashing, Janitorial & Safety Equipment; and
Furnishings, Decor & Custom Fabrication.
New this year -- participants also received a companion piece to the
study, created by Technomic, "2014 State of the Industry Report - an
interpretive analysis of the NAFEM Size & Shape of the Industry Study."
Non-reporting NAFEM member companies and channel partners received access
to the study earlier this month. To order, contact Vonceil Roberts
Member Company Non-Participants:
Allied Industry Organization Members
(incl. channel partners - CFESA,
FCSI/FCSI TA, FEDA & MAFSI - and all other end-user association members
allied to NAFEM): $3,395.
(incl. research houses, government agencies, investment firms,
banks, suppliers, etc.): $6,500. This group gains access to the study
immediately after The NAFEM Show, beginning Monday, February 23, 2015.
NAFEM's official Facebook
page is up and running! If you are a Facebook
user, we encourage you to "like" our page. We'll bring you the latest
news from NAFEM, complete with glimpses into our future and blasts from
our past. The easiest way to find us is to use Facebook's search function
and type in "North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers."
See you on social media!
We are aware that housing companies continue to contact NAFEM members and
offer discounted hotel rates for The NAFEM Show. There is one--and only
one--official, exclusive housing coordinator for The NAFEM Show and that's
Travel Planners. Travel Planners does not make phone calls or send emails
soliciting exhibitors to book hotel rooms.
If you've been meaning to get certified, consider participating in the
annual overview seminar at NAFEM headquarters in Chicago. The overview
takes place Wednesday, August 12, 2015
, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Participants are welcome to return Thursday, August 13, 2015
, to take
the exam. The overview & exam are no longer offered during The NAFEM
Show or NRA Show.
Can't make it in August? You can always purchase one of NAFEM's CFSP
packages to streamline the certification process. The CFSP Online Course
Package is $775/person and includes the application fee, a .pdf copy of
the review questions and glossary of terms from the textbook, the online
module and exam. The CFSP In-Person Course Package is $550/person and
includes the application fee, the 20-chapter textbook, An Introduction
to the Foodservice Industry, the one-day, in-person overview and exam.
to learn more, sign up for the 2015 overview or to purchase a package.
Take a moment to visit NAFEM's
directory of associate members
to count them as resources for your service needs in education and
training, employment recruitment, export management, food safety
product needs, marketing and communications services, systems and
technology, product design, development and engineering, third-party
certification, utility organizations and trade publishing.
NAFEM's industry calendar
needs your input. It includes a feature that
allows you to download events into your personal calendar. Once you
have visited the site to add an event, please allow 48 hours for
NAFEM staff to review the submissions and make them live.
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NAFEM was saddened to learn of the passing of Vincent J. Guarriello, a
longtime foodservice equipment & supplies industry member who spent many
years as executive v.p.-sales for Blodgett Ovens, and went to work for
Welbilt Corp. after Maytag Corp. bought Blodgett. He served NAFEM on a
variety of committees and as a board member through most of the 1960s
and '70s and was a mentor to many. Services have been held. Donations
may be made to the Mary Mastro Guarriello Scholarship Fund, c/o Mastro
Montessori Academy, 35 White Road, Shrewsbury, N.J. 07702. More
information can be found at johnedayfuneralhome.com
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the October PPI Index
on November 18.