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When it comes to foodservice trends for 2019, predictions run the gamut from new flavors to multimedia sensory thrills and beyond. Not to mention, with new technology delivering more convenient options that are less dependent on human intermediaries, 2019 is shaping up to be a year in which consumers will demand more from their experiences and from the companies responsible for harvesting, preparing and serving their food.

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a Federal Register notice of proposed rule to streamline and modernize the so-called “Process Rule.” The proposal is intended to improve the agency’s process for setting energy efficiency standards and test procedures for residential appliances and commercial equipment, enhancing transparency, accountability, and regulatory certainty for stakeholders. DOE will […]

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The foodservice equipment and supplies industry is a dynamic one, that requires a continual hunt for good information. We’re always on the lookout for resources to help you improve your business, grow your knowledge and keep up with the latest industry issues.

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During a recent Advocacy Session at The NAFEM Show, we discussed the impact you can make on policy and regulations and how to make your voice heard. Adaire Putnam, editor-at-large, NAFEM Advocacy Update and principal at Putnam Communications and Charlie Souhrada, CFSP, NAFEM vice president, regulatory & technical affairs, covered the following topics around expressing […]

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Based on the recent NAFEM survey, tariffs are negatively impacting companies whose products make it possible for millions of people to enjoy meals away from home at military bases, schools, hospitals, restaurants and elsewhere. More than 80 percent of respondents to NAFEM’s recent survey reported that the tariffs have negatively impacted their businesses. NAFEM has developed […]

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NAFEM congratulates Lawrence P. Moon, CFSP, chairman & CEO, The Sandstone Group and Lakeside Manufacturing, Inc., West Milwaukee, Wis., recipient of the 2019 NAFEM William W. Carpenter’s Award.  The award was presented during The NAFEM Show, Feb. 6, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla. The William W. Carpenter Award is the association’s highest honor, given […]

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NAFEM congratulates Carol P. Wallace, CFSP, former president and CEO of Cooper-Atkins Corporation, Middlefield, Conn., recipient of the 2019 President’s Award. The award, presented at The NAFEM Show, Feb. 6, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla., recognizes a non-elected NAFEM volunteer who has donated their time and expertise for the betterment of the association. Wallace […]

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Tariffs on Chinese imports, along with tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, are making it more expensive to produce the commercial equipment and supplies that feed our troops, nourish school children, help the sick and create family memories. According to a recent North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) survey[1], tariffs are negatively impacting […]

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California Air Resources Board (CARB) officials participated in a call with NAFEM members Thursday, Jan. 31, to discuss how to comply with California SNAP and the plans for enforcement. Listen to the call recording (the recording expires March 2) For information about the call or CARB HFC compliance, contact Charlie Souhrada, CFSP: +312.821.0212.

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