Five Ways the NRA Show Addresses 2022 Uncertainty

The National Restaurant Show made its return in May 2022. Our staff was able to make it on the first day of the show, and from our perspective, the show is about 80% back to where it was pre-Covid. What is clear upon entering the exhibits is the diversity of solutions...
It’s No Accident C-Stores Resemble Fast Casual Concepts

It’s No Accident C-Stores Resemble Fast Casual Concepts

A Lot Has Changed Since the Days of the 1980s Gas Station As ridiculous as it might sound to anyone who remembers the days without iPhones, convenience stores are shedding their image of the old-line gas station. I often quote the famous line from the movie Vacation,...

Supply Chain, E-Procurement Lifting GPOs to 2010s Levels

  Over the past couple of months, we have received a number of inquiries from the media, food suppliers and equity firms regarding foodservice GPO activity. With the scarcity of labor, inflationary pressures and a shortage of product in the foodservice industry,...

The Intangible Benefits of Annual Strategic Planning

I recently heard a story from a seasoned professional – a colleague – who said her firm used to send its entire organization to Australia in January to present each business unit’s strategy. Her role was in sales and her division was responsible for...