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Poultry buying intelligence

Count on chicken and turkey to pack a lot of punch for your purchasing dollars.

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Smoothies

Like other aspects of the industry, the smoothie segment has been impacted by the economy.

To paraphrase the Gershwins, “You say panini, I say panino...” Technically, if you’re making just one of these popular Italian-style grilled sandwiches, it’s a panino; more than one, it’s panini. No matter what you call them, you need a dedicated grill to make a panino or panini the right way.

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD (August 13, 2012)—School Nutrition Association’s (SNA) 2012 Back to School Trends Report shows that school foodservice professionals...

ALPHARETTA, GA (July 2, 2013)—F.A.B., Inc., a national foodservice marketing and purchasing cooperative for independent distributors, announced their new...

Some independent restaurants in Houston are about to unveil the future of group purchasing.

Building a winning wine list may be the beverage director’s hardest job.

There are 13.1 million Asian-Americans and they’re growing in purchasing power. If that’s not a big enough reason to cozy up to them, here are a few others.

Whether on-premise or off, catering can be a lucrative extension of your brand. But just as with the in-restaurant dining arena, the economic downturn has changed the rules of the game. Corporate events and high-ticket expense account dining have dried up. Weddings and other social events are smaller in size and budget. Fancy and formal are out; casual, creative and flexible are in. Caterers' new marching order: Do more with less—a lot less.

The last few years have seen a subtle to seismic shift in the way restaurants source fruits and vegetables. From planting rooftop gardens to partnering with farmers, chefs and operators are making a big effort to be local and seasonal. But 2011 is shaping up as an even more produce-centric year.

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