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Joe Carbonara

Next-Level Leadership

Given that it's December, it's only natural to want to look ahead to the coming year (or even years) to get an idea of what our businesses might look like in the future. Only, that can be a fool's errand.


Juan Martinez

Redefining Service in an Evolving Industry

What is service? How is service evolving? Where is service going? These are important questions that foodservice operators across all industry segments need to ask to thrive in today’s market.


Jerry Stiegler

The Impact of Consumer Preferences on Foodservice Operations, Concepts to Change Formats and Prototypes

Mintel looks at four key trends that will shape the U.S. foodservice market in 2018. Foodservice operators hired heavily in November. Foodservice traffic finally picks up. Dave & Buster’s will downsize its restaurants. Papa Murphy’s tests delivery. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.


Remembering Edson Gaylord of Gaylord Industries

Edson Gaylord passed away in December. He was 83 years old.

obitEdson GaylordAfter working for his father and company founder, Asa, Edson Gaylord acquired Gaylord Industries in 1974. Under Gaylord’s leadership the company expanded to a worldwide organization and from a staff of 20, to more than 160 employees, according to a statement announcing his passing. He sold the company to Illinois Tool Works Inc. in December 1999.

A native of Portland, Ore., Gaylord graduated from high school and served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy. Gaylord and his wife, Jeanne, were married for 56 years. He is survived by his 5 children; 10 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will take place Sat., March 4 at 2 pm at Lake Grove Presbyterian Church in Lake Oswego, Ore.

Gaylord’s wishes were to be cremated and interred at Willamette National Cemetery with Military Honors.

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