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Joe Carbonara

Double Dose of Disruption

Business leaders often look over their shoulders trying to find the next disruptive player or event that will shake up their organizations. Well, in a matter of weeks spanning August to the beginning of September, the foodservice industry got a double dose of disruption.


Juan Martinez

Electronic Ordering Insights

Kiosk ordering seems all the rage in today’s foodservice industry. While the process seems simple and intuitive for many consumers, implementation is another story. 


Jerry Stiegler

Over-Expansion May Be Hurting Restaurants, Restaurant Employment Fell in September, Coffeehouse Sales on the Rise and More

Merrill Lynch says over expansion is hurting restaurants. Restaurant employment fell dramatically in September. Premium products are driving up coffeehouse sales. Fast-casual restaurant sales growth is slowing in Canada. These stories and more This Week in Foodservice.



PB&J Come Together to Form New Rep Group

Longtime independent manufacturers' reps P.J. Lamb and Carl Boutilier have sandwiched their talents together to form PB&J, a foodservice equipment and supplies rep firm serving MAFSI Region 17 in Illinois and Wisconsin. 

Lamb, formerly of Fountain Products, and Boutilier, most recently of HGA, will serve as the firm's principals. Other members of the PB&J team include Billy Karr, who will handle outside sales, and Jan Lamb and Stacey Boutilier, who will handle inside sales.

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