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Joe Carbonara

Excellence in Experience

In addition to projecting slow but real growth for the foodservice industry in 2018, The NPD Group outlined a handful of attributes that will affect the way consumers use foodservice. Specifically, NPD predicts consumers will remain strapped for time, embrace digital ordering even more and strive to develop a closer relationship with their couches.

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Juan Martinez

Eye on Efficiency

If your new year’s resolution has fallen by the wayside not that the calendar has turned to February, never fear. It is always a good time to explore new experiences and new opportunities to make a difference in the foodservice industry.

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Jerry Stiegler

Restaurant Sales Flat in January, Sales Growth Among Largest Chains Slowed, and the Number of U.S. Restaurants Dipped

U.S. retail sales declined in January while restaurant sales were flat. Rising government price indexes raise fears of higher inflation and interest rates. Technomic reports sales growth among the 500 largest restaurant chains slowed for the second consecutive year. The number of restaurants in the U.S. declined last year. These stories and whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.

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Combi oven manufacturer creates three new functional areas.

Rational USA developed a new structure that consists of three business units. Each unit will function independently, allowing them to pursue their own goals.

Following is an overview of each business unit:

  • Regional Sales Managers USA: this unit primarily operates its business in major metropolitan cities with the support of the company's regional sales managers. Cathy Sexton, a company vice president, leads this business unit.
  • Business Unit Partners USA: this unit works with manufacturer rep groups and area sales managers to support Rational's business partners. Lee Baker is the Rational vice president managing this area.
  • Business Unit Key Accounts North America: this unit works with chain accounts across the U.S. and Canada. Rational hired John Ulrich to serve as the vice president leading this business unit.

In addition, Rational announced Fredrik Rasmusson, corporate chef North America, now oversees two applications chefs that will focus on the West Coast and northeast regions while he focuses on the central region.

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