- Published: February 5, 2019
- Written by Jerry Stiegler
Opinion pieces on the foodservice equipment and supplies industry from leaders and laymen from all aspects of the business, including dealers, distributors, design consultants and multi-unit operators.
With a talent and an affinity for all things mechanical, Kevin Priest attended South Georgia Technical College in Cordele, where he studied both industrial electrical technologies and electrical construction and maintenance. This prepared him well for his current career.
Delivery remains all the rage in today’s foodservice industry. And rightfully so.
At 87 years old, Hal Block, principal of YBR Marketing, is still going strong with more than five decades as a manufacturers’ rep.
In this digital day and age, foodservice operators have a lot on their plates when it comes to understanding and navigating new technologies flooding the market. They can simply choose to ignore these new platforms but by doing this, they risk getting left in the dust by their competitors. Not to mention, these platforms — many of which offer cloud-based data collection/mining and operations and customer service support — can and do help businesses become smarter and more efficient, which only helps to strengthen the bottom line.
FE&S’ Dealer of the Year and All Industry Awards Gala celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel-Chicago on May 18th is shaping up to be a special one. Of course, every year is special to us and made even more so as we reflect on the roster of past winners. This year will be extraordinary, because the 2019 DOY, TriMark USA, is made up of so many — five to be exact — past winners.