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Benjamin Foods Names new Director of Purchasing

HATBORO, PA (September 20, 2012)—Benjamin Foods has announced that Brian Polter has joined the company as Director of Purchasing.Polter has extensive...

Mind your manners

Remember the good old days when people said "Please," receiving thank you notes wasn't a surprise, and handwritten business correspondence was de rigueur?

Chefs in foodservice operations of all stripes are bringing distinct culinary experiences to their catering customers, offering everything from farm-to-fork menus to boxed lunches to deluxe sit-downs.

Watching the Tour de France is always exciting. I became hooked on the sport as I watched Lance Armstrong, the young American cancer survivor, compete for and win an unprecedented seven tours.

Ever feel that running a restaurant is like climbing Mount Everest? Alison Levine says it is, and she would know. She’s an accomplished businesswoman as well as one of the few people who’s climbed the highest peaks on all seven continents. Then there are her treks across the North and South Poles.

Crap happens. Take a page from some savvy fellow operators and meet the challenges with our Survival Guide.

When even the smallest profit increases are major victories for restaurateurs, neglecting to examine fixed costs such as trash removal is like throwing away money, says Dean Corbett, owner of Corbett’s: An American Place and two other Louisville, Ky., restaurants.

In the course of the two-day session, 123 distributor and supplier-members listened to a handful of speakers and panelists analyze the changing landscape...

It’s all about talking to the consumer. Here’s how to conduct the conversation.

Oates, who will continue to serve as assistant treasurer, will assume her additional duties on Dec. 1.Oates joined Sysco in 1998 as senior director,...

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