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PFG to purchase Reinhart Foodservice
Blockchain advances help the foodservice industry

Blockchain advancements help the restaurant industry

Blockchain boosts transparency, food safety, prevents food fraud The foodservice industry continues to adopt key technologies to help improve the safety, traceability and profitability of food products. Blockchain technology helps […]

2019 National Restaurant Show opens in Chicago May 18 to general public

2019 National Restaurant Show co-chairs selected

Freddy’s Frozen Custard, Ecolab executives advise National Restaurant Show The National Restaurant Show selected Scott Redler of Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers and Mike Hickey of Ecolab Inc. to serve […]

Foodservice supply chain trends for 2019 include AI pricing, algorithms, e-sourcing, PIM, DIM

Trending in foodservice supply chain: technology

AI pricing, algorithms, blockchain, e-sourcing, PIM/DIM What does the future in foodservice supply chain look like? When it comes to conversations surrounding foodservice supply chain trends, advances in blockchain, AI […]

US Foods: Eatery Pulse

US Foods reports Q2 2018 financial results, acquires SGA Food Group of Companies

US Foods reported its Q2 2018 financial results. Total case volume was down 0.9 percent and restaurant case volume from independent restaurants was up 3.8 percent. Net sales were relatively flat at $6.2B,down $1M from last year’s same period. US Foods also announced its acquisition of SGA’s Food Group of Companies for $1.8B,. SGA had total revenue of $3.2B and has about 3,400 employees.

3 Ways to Improve Food Cost Next Week: Eatery Pulse

3 Ways to improve food cost starting next week: Best practices blog

Restaurant challenges remain, including managing the costs of a restaurant business. It remains a focal point within the industry... dishes get sent back to the kitchen; or a sandwich at a deli shop gets dropped now and then; or some food even spoils... Food waste is a real issue. Moreover, dishonest employees who take food or supplies can really cost you a fortune.