Mistica Foods begins full-scale operations

Mistica Foods LLC began its full-scale operations recently.

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NRA 2012: Trends in fast casual

Jeff Allen, US Foods director of emerging concepts, discusses three trends in fast casual during the 2012 NRA Show. The trends are: supply chain optimization, marketing through social media and QR codes, and food quality and innovation.

Getting an ROI out of true sustainability

Truitt Brothers Inc. examines how operators can fulfill consumer demand for sustainability while focusing on the bottom line.

It's time to feel good!

The latter part of May is always a busy time of year on my calendar. During the waning days of spring, there is a convergence of our Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation charity tennis tournament, the National Restaurant Association trade...

Four options for menu labeling

For weeks I have wanted to write this blog; the one that lets you know options and choices for finally getting menu nutritional information on your menu/from your recipes and where to turn. Certainly, I will miss some of the...

Local: The ins, the outs and the details

We hear the term local tossed around pretty loosely nowadays. While it's popping up on just about everything with a price tag (local business, locally owned, locally operated, locally whatever), there is no place more popular to tout the term local than in food.    And with good reason.

LaVoie: Supply chain trends for 2011

Where technology and logistics are expected to lead the restaurant industry.

NRA: Thrust Electric Bikes steal the focus of Conserve Solutions pavilion

The bikes can offer QSR and fast casual concepts a less expensive delivery option.

Food futures: Buy now, pay later

Locking in food prices can be a losing venture or a saving grace.  

NAFEM, FS/TEC open next week

Co-located manufacturing, technology shows to feature innovations in foodservice industry.

Stretching a supply chain

Connections, menu flexibility are key to how far brands can reach.

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NEWS


Henny Penny named a Brinker International Supplier Partner Of The Year

Brinker International, Inc. awards Henny Penny, Highland Baking Co. and HotSchedules with the annual Supplier Partner of the Year Award.

Deli meat supplier launches loyalty program

Supplier Norbest Inc. recently announced the launch of a new loyalty program for customers that allows customers to earn points on qualifying products and redeem points for merchandise.

Fiesta Restaurant Group consolidates food distribution to single provider

Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc., parent company to the Pollo Tropical, Taco Cabana and Cabana Grill restaurant brands, will consolidate all of its food distribution with Performance Food Group. The partnership with PFG, which has been serving Pollo Tropical restaurants for...

La Prep now sells Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee exclusively

La Prep announced recently that all of its coffee is now sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms. The change took effect June 9. Rainforest Alliance certification helps support the rights and well-being of farm workers, the conservation of natural resources,...

Caribou Coffee recognizes Lyons Magnus as supplier of the year

Caribou Coffee recognized Lyons Magnus today with its the inaugural Supplier of the Year Award. Lyons Magnus supplies Caribou Coffee with ingredients for smoothies, juice and tea blends. "We're happy to award Lyons Magnus – our partner of 14 years...

Chipotle increasing purchase of locally grown produce in 2014

Chipotle Mexican Grill announced today it will purchase more than 20 million pounds of locally grown produce in its restaurants this year, up from its 2013 goal of 15 million pounds. "We are changing the way people think about and...

Starbucks' retail prices go up Tuesday; packaged coffee hike set for July

Starbucks recently announced plans to hike prices on roast and ground packaged coffee sold in grocery stores and select beverages sold in company-owned retail stores. Starting Tuesday, customers in most markets will see a price increase of 10-15 cents on...

SeafoodGrabber creates social networking for buyers and sellers

The B2B networking site SeafoodGrabber has launched in Boston, offering a marketplace that accumulates and organizes prices from wholesale seafood suppliers and then displays unique pricing to each buyer, according to a company news release. SeafoodGrabber streamlines how unique pricing...

Chipotle to serve 10 million pounds produce in 2012

Chipotle Mexican Grill said it plans to serve more than 10 million pounds of locally grown produce for the second year in a row, up from 5 million pounds just two years ago. Chipotle has steadily increased its locally sourced...

Foodservice distribution company expands network

Consolidated Distribution Corporation LLC, a provider of QSR, fast casual and casual dining supply chain solutions in the U.S., has opened a new Dallas redistribution center to further optimize supply chain movement. It marks the second expansion for CDC beyond...

Jamba, SYGMA extend distribution alliance

Jamba Inc. and SYGMA, a national foodservice distribution company owned by Sysco Corporation, have announced plans to expand their supply chain distribution alliance to include the Colorado and Texas markets.

NRA 2011: Oregon in Chicago highlights local bounty

Oregon in Chicago has become an NRA Show tradition among attendees and continues to highlight the growing trend of traceability from farm to fork. Traceability was highlighted by Technomic in 2010 as a crucial foodservice trend based on consumer desire...

Technomic: Distributor vs. branded manufacturer competition increases

Recent research conducted by foodservice consultants Technomic reveals restaurants’ preferences in manufacturer versus distributor brands. Specifically, the study examines how food manufacturers protect and promote their brands while coexisting with distributor brands. The answer depends on the food product and where it is being served.

Exit41 launches Facebook ordering app

Exit41 has officially launched a new web-based solution that will let Facebook fans of restaurant brands order meals via the social networking site. The app also will let fans on Facebook share and “Like” their favorite menu items within their...

New Speedline features focus on speed of service

New caller ID timers, status alerts and automation tools are now available in new SpeedLine POS software to help restaurant employees take orders and handle callbacks faster and more professionally. New menu options improve the speed and accuracy of coupon tracking.

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