Foodservice News & Trends

Breaking news for the full foodservice equipment and supplies distribution channel. Includes information on dealers, distributors, design consultants and multi-unit operators spanning leadership changes, mergers and acquisitions, trends, data and much more.

Jewish Delis Refresh

What’s old is new again. Old-timey Jewish delis are as much a part of the restaurant industry fabric as burger chains. Just because they are well-established does not mean these concepts don’t continue to evolve. In fact, next-generation versions of the Jewish deli meet modern appetites with convenient, fast-casual service and stepped up classics.

2018 Top Achiever—Dealer: Joe Schmitt, President, Rapids Wholesale and Affiliates

“I get up at 4:30 and go to work every day because of the excitement of the unknown,” says Joe Schmitt, president of Rapids Wholesale and Affiliates, based in Marion, Iowa. “Every day there is something new and challenging for our customers, our employees, ourselves.”