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In spite of margin pressures caused by rising commodity prices, the foodservice industry should also see increasing capital expenditures as well as strong merger and acquisition activity this year, according to the 21st edition of the Chain Restaurant Industry Review, released by GE Capital, Franchise Finance.
For the fifth time in six months the NRA's RPI posted a score of more than 100, signaling expansion in this index of key foodservice industry indicators.
Foodservice equipment and supplies dealers are invited to join colleagues at the first-ever Kitchen Innovations Mixer, which will take place at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 22 during the National Restaurant Association's tradeshow at Chicago's McCormick Place.
The 500 largest U.S. restaurant chains posted a 1.8 percent annual sales increase in 2010, according to data released by Technomic Inc., a Chicago-based foodservice market research firm.