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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 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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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., and Clifford D. Baggott, CFSP, president/CEO of Cres Cor, Mentor, Ohio, recipients 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 […]

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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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You already know The NAFEM Show is the only industry trade show dedicated exclusively to foodservice equipment and supplies. Not to mention over 500 exhibitors and 20,000 foodservice professionals attended in 2017!

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There’s no doubt about it: quick-service restaurants (QSRs) are a major part of the foodservice machine in the U.S. Whether you’re a student, full-time worker or stay-at-home parent, QSRs offer a lot in terms of convenience, taste and price – and Americans across the board seem to think so, as well.

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One thing is certain — we can count on a new round of issues in 2019 that will impact our business and create challenges with many underlying opportunities. NAFEM’s role thru the volatility, beyond what will be “the best NAFEM show ever” in February, is to continue to help gather, support and advocate with the information we provide to you, so that you and your leadership team better understand the important issues affecting your business.  Hopefully, each year, we grow in our ability to provide these services to you.

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It used to be that the time between Thanksgiving and the Christmas holidays was what we commonly referred to as “clean-up” time – you got programs wrapped up, 2018 files cleaned up and tucked away, 2019 files organized and started, and we’re just ready for the calendar to turn.

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