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The rise of older workers

The 2005 Year End Report from People Report, a foodservice consulting firm, shows that recruitment and retention will be more challenging than ever in the years ahead. Smart operators are seeing the advantage of tapping into an older age group for new hires.

Hot tech gadgets for on-the-go operators

Check out these three hot technology trends: multifunction devices, portability and wireless. We rounded up the latest and greatest hardware to show that gadgets aren’t just for geeks anymore.

United States glass manufacturers alone will ship over 2 billion wine bottles this year, according to the Glass Packaging Institute. And that’s nothing; Italy and France each produce about double the amount of wine that American wineries do.

Powered commercial mixers have long been around to lighten the load and handle large volumes, but a new generation of machines boasts the versatility, speed, custom colors and compact design to consider an upgrade.

A recent Restaurant Business survey of 140 casual, quick-service and fine-dining operators revealed that 72 percent use the Web for business purposes, ranging from taking online reservations and food orders to soliciting comments from their customers.

Knowing what sells can help you figure out what to buy. Here are the top salad trends showing up on the menu.

Foodservice suppliers provide a look at products designed to make an operator’s job easier.

Today’s high-tech software and supporting systems can streamline management functions, ensure consistency in multi-unit restaurants and improve unit level and company profits.

The menu is a statement of your restaurant’s philosophy—and a crucial piece of its marketing puzzle.

Foodservice suppliers provide a look at products designed to make an operator’s job easier.