Low gas prices saving Americans about $200M per day versus 2013

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The average cost of fuel is nearly 70 cents lower per gallon than it was last year at this time, and has dropped below the $2 mark in 13 states.

FEATURES


Restaurant industry hurdles expected to continue in 2015

On top of record-high commodities prices, labor inflation, technology costs and health care/menu labeling logistics, there is also intensified competition in foodservice.

Wheat prices up $1 since October

Gas prices drop another dime in a week.

Domino's Pizza continues Wall Street climb

Domino's shares are up 3,000 percent compared to where they were before the company's turnaround effort in 2010.

How to make sure your dishes are properly sanitized

Ideally, one person should clean the dishes and the other person sanitize and handle the clean ones. If this isn’t possible, strict procedures must be followed to disinfect hands between loads.

Cheese prices drop well below $2 mark

Heading into the busiest travel day of the year, gas prices have fallen for 60 consecutive days.

What's in your kitchen?

Technology in food engineering and processing equipment coupled with better logistics has given companies the ability to specialize.

Good news for cheese prices after rough year

Gas prices are down more than a quarter from a month ago.

Just Mayo vs. Mayonnaise: How the FDA restricts food innovation

The FDA established Standards of Identity for many products so that consumers were protected from mislabeled food product. But consumers today are more educated about ingredients.

How Papa Murphy's controlled record-high cheese prices in Q3

The company's CEO believes the company has the potential to triple its domestic footprint.

Startup aims to help restaurants clear hyperlocal produce hurdles

OtherShip Foods offers 10- and 20-foot containers that use hydroponics technology to grow produce on site.

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NEWS


Foodservice supply association predicts 4.1% growth in 2015

MAFSI representatives are forecasting growth of 4.1 percent for 2015 over 2014, inline with the growth forecast for GDP.

Cardinal International announces product launches

Cardinal International has announced the launch of the new Arcoroc and Tiger-Glass concepts, and has also expanded its Zenix collection. "In the drinkware category, we have worked with beer experts to develop new ways to better market craft brews and...

Vitamix CEO named Entrepreneur of the Year

Jodi L. Berg, president and CEO of Vitamix, has been named the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 National Family Business Award winner. According to a news release, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award recognizes industry leaders who "demonstrate...

Restaurant groups deride lack of Renewable Fuel Standard decision

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it will delay the 2014 ethanol volume mandate, a move that will continue to affect commodities costs. The announcement was greeted with strong opposition from restaurant industry organizations. "We are disappointed that the...

Foodservice Packaging Institute's annual Trends Report shows market shifts

Packaging trends include continued interest in sustainable products.

NRA selects LeanPath for food waste prevention program

The National Restaurant Association has chosen LeanPath Inc., provider of automated food waste monitoring systems, as its preferred supplier for the company's Conserve sustainability program.

Chocolate companies warn of an impending shortage

Mars Inc. and Barry Callebaut, two chocolate giants, have warned of an impending chocolate shortage.

Tork adds five dispensers to Xpressnap Signature line

SCA, maker of the Tork brand, has added five new dispensers as part of its Xpressnap Signature line – Blue Tabletop, Green Tabletop, Blue Stand, Green Stand and Gray Counter. According to the company, these new colors and styles support...

Wixon Foodservice rolls out eight new menu offerings

The Wixon Foodservice Group has introduced its latest offerings for foodservice establishments. According to a news release, the items and their descriptions include: Asiago Cheese Bread Twists Mix: This quick bread mix is imparted with Asiago and Parmesan cheese. Roll...

Siftit breaks into Baltimore-Washington DC markets

Siftit, a technology provider that connects restaurants and suppliers, has launched into the Baltimore-Washington market. It also currently operates in Atlanta and Dallas. "We help independent restaurants succeed in a competitive market," CEO/Founder Mark Haidet said in a news release.

J&J Snack Foods launches Oreo Churros for foodservice industry

J&J Snack Foods Corp. has partnered with Mondelez International to introduce Oreo Churros to the foodservice industry.

Turbo Coil unveils environmentally-friendly propane glycol pizza prep table

Hector Delgadillo, CEO of Turbo Coil, has designed a new environmentally-friendly refrigeration system.

National Restaurant Association adds of SVP of Strategic Alliances

The National Restaurant Association today announced the hiring of Jeffrey Calore as senior vice president of Strategic Alliances.

Restaurant Canada feathers ruffled by government's lack of transparency on chicken pricing

Restaurants Canada is calling on a government commission to be more transparent as it investigates the cost of production formula used in setting the price of Ontario chicken.

Consolidated Concepts adds two senior supply chain executives

Wade Winters is joining Consolidated Concepts as vice president of Supply Chain, and Joni Miller is joining as director of Supply Chain.

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From kitchen equipment to front-of-house furniture, we'll help you stay on top of the latest trends and considerations when it comes to restaurant supply purchases.