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Consumers Want More Grocery Store Prepared Meals. How Should Grocers Adapt?

Grocery Store Prepared Meals

The consumer dollar has spoken: the best thing since sliced bread is sliced turkey. A new FMI report, the FMI Power of Foodservice at Retail, seems to show that deli-prepared food purchases are up 9.3% compared to 2019 numbers and up 2.4% year-over-year in unit sales. It’s clear that consumer appetite for grocery store prepared…

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Helping Restaurant Owners Make Informed Decisions Through Data

While technology isn’t new, its addition into the restaurant industry has been slow and hesitant. However, the increasing use of automation is driving changes in the industry. Founder and President of CrunchTime! Bill Bellissimo has recognized the importance of technology for over 25 years. Bellissimo chats with The Main Course host Barbara Castiglia about…

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How B2B Brands Pivoted Overnight To Meet Customer Demands

Over the past year and a half, companies have had to make a lot of changes and quickly. For B2B brands, this is no different, as brands have had to pivot overnight to meet their customers’ demands. Giving insights on this episode of the podcast is Christian Yungbluth, Director of Global Marketing at Hatco…

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Are Modular Marketplaces the New Must-Have Amenity?

Food is serious business. Now, on The Main Course, host Barbara Castiglia will invite insiders on the front lines of food to share their expertise, strategies, and forecasts for navigating the ever-changing restaurant industry.   Food lockers for modular marketplaces were already becoming popular before the pandemic accelerated adoption of the concept and technology. To discuss this emerging…

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Glass Front Vending Solutions Take Center Stage

Mike Weisser, President and CEO of SandenVendo America, understands the GFV-9 front-loading vendor’s importance as a mainstay in the foodservice industry. Since the inception of the glass front vending machine in 1972, technology continues to innovate and change the way people interact with self-service food and beverage devices. SandenVendo’s GFV-9, likewise, carries on this tradition…

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The Role of Table Service for Restaurants During Reopening

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a crisis for restaurants, but, as they begin to reopen, there are some interesting lessons being learned. In places like the United Kingdom, restaurants are only being allowed to open with table service to prevent crowding at a bar or counter for orders as may have occurred in the past….

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Overcoming Restaurant Challenges with Food Trucks

On The Move’s Marketing Director, CJ Stratte, and Specialty Vehicle Program Manager, Tim Moranz, see food trucks’ fantastic potential to stand out in today’s restaurant landscape. And, with the ongoing pandemic forcing many restaurants hampered, some permanently and others by reduced capacity, there is a need to find ways to increase revenue, think outside…

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Ensuring Excellence: Jonathan Yu’s Commitment to Quality Control
June 15, 2024

Meet Jonathan Yu, the meticulous Quality Control Manager at Rentex, Philadelphia. Jonathan helps to ensure project success for Rentex customers by keeping all equipment is in tip-top shape. With the precision of a Jedi, he maintains the highest standards of quality and reliability, bringing unparalleled dedication his role. Join us in celebrating Jonathan’s hard work…

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Resilience in Action: Rodney Krantz’s Operational Expertise
June 15, 2024

Meet Rodney Krantz, the dynamic Operations Manager at Rentex Las Vegas. Rodney thrives in the bustling environment of Las Vegas, expertly managing operations with remarkable resilience and determination. His journey as a cancer survivor adds to his strength and dedication, inspiring those around him. Join us in celebrating Rodney’s unwavering commitment and the vibrant energy…

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Mastering Multitasking: Garrett Millar’s Warehouse Leadership
June 15, 2024

Meet Garrett Millar, the adept Warehouse Manager at Rentex, Las Vegas. Garrett excels at multitasking, expertly juggling numerous responsibilities to ensure smooth and efficient operations. His ability to handle diverse tasks with precision and agility keeps the warehouse running seamlessly. Join us in celebrating Garrett’s dedication and the exceptional management skills he brings to our…

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Tech-Savvy Leadership: Robert Zicarelli’s Warehouse Expertise
June 15, 2024

Meet Robert Zicarelli, the diligent Assistant Warehouse Manager at Rentex Las Vegas. Robert excels in maintaining efficient warehouse operations with a keen eye for detail and organization. His strategic approach to challenges is as meticulous as fine-tuning a high-performance car. Join us in celebrating Robert’s dedication and the innovative energy he brings to our Las…

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Going the Extra Mile with Your Food Truck
September 21, 2020

Food trucks have driven a successful food business path, growing to more than a $2-billion-per-year industry. On The Move’s Marketing Director, CJ Stratte, and Senior Sales Executive Tim Moranz gave their impressions on what can help separate one food truck owner’s business from the rest of the pack on this episode of Impressions. “This…

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Get Your Fix: How Restaurants Can Survive and Thrive In The Pandemic
August 3, 2020

One of the most visible economic victims of the coronavirus pandemic has been the restaurant industry, which has struggled to cope with stay-at-home orders. Even with dining rooms in some regions of the country, many diners choose to stay home as the pandemic continues to grow. Many of the most innovative restaurants were able…

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What Will COVID-19’s Lasting Impact on Foodservice Be?
June 4, 2020

The spread of the novel coronavirus and the ensuing COVID-19 pandemic have caused dramatic shifts in every corner of our global society – and foodservice is no exception. Even now, as diners trickle back into physical restaurants and dine in under social distancing regulations, some of the long-term ripple effects of this unprecedented period of…

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Unwrapped: Why Advances in IoT Will Change Vending and Foodservice Forever
May 20, 2020

Internet-connected devices have changed almost every industry, but their influence has been slow to reach vending and foodservice. That’s changing now, with the vending industry deploying many IoT devices and changing the future of vending forever. “I look at it as the connection between man and machine and what we do with it to…

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Helping Restaurants Shift Marketing Strategies During the Unexpected
April 29, 2020

The global coronavirus pandemic has quickly reshaped life and business as we know it. Nowhere is this more evident than for restaurant owners. While many have decided to remain open—because let’s face it, people still need to eat—restrictions on gatherings of people, local quarantines and curfews, and a general fear that loyal patrons may…

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Around the Table: Automation in Quick-Service Restaurants
April 23, 2020

In the age of technology, convenience reigns king. In the quick-service restaurant (QSR) industry, where convenience and speed are part of the product, technology is a natural business partner. “Around the Table,” explores how automation has made its way into franchises all over the country, with the full extent of its capabilities still untapped….

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