FROM THE MANAGING EDITOR    
The Right Kind of Conference for 2020

CHAIRMAN'S MESSAGE
Virtual Connections

MISSION FORWARD
A Tribute to a Very Special Leader

INDUSTRY NEWS

NAW Appoints Eric Hoplin as CEO

The executive change comes as longtime CEO Dirk Van Dongen retires.

AJC to Host Memorial Service

The virtual event will honor industry members lost to the coronavirus.

Drive-Thru Driving Foodservice Sales

NPD Group reports shows how drive-thru restaurants have become a lifeline for the industry throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Taco Bell Announces New Mobile Restaurant Concept

Go Mobile will feature a dual drive-thru and contactless technology designed for guests to order ahead.

Restaurant Performance Index Report Indicates Modest Improvement

Though operators reported gains, the foodservice industry’s overall projection remains pessimistic.

Virtual Recruiting 101

FEDA contributing writer Bridget McCrea describes how distributors can ramp up virtual recruiting strategies.

MAFSI Business Barometer Signals Continued Foodservice Industry Struggles

Second-quarter sales and construction were largely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns.

NAW Announces Support of INFORM Consumers Act

The legislation would require more accountability for third-party marketplace sellers.

Foodservice Industry Sees Biggest Improvement Since March

According to the NPD Group, transaction declines improved into single-digits for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic.

National Restaurant Association Reports Varied Restaurant Employment Recovery Rate

Disparity is likely a result of different timelines for reopening economies amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the report suggests.

MEMBER NEWS

FEDA 2020 Virtual Annual Conference Features

Highlights include live meetup sessions, exhibitors, and VIP sessions.

Webinar for FEDA Virtual Conference Attendees Set for Sept. 17

FEDA’s virtual conference platform, Pathable, will host a webinar to answer questions before the conference.

FEDA 2020 Annual Profit Survey

Responses now due Sept. 11 for the profit survey, which will benchmark 2019 financial results.

FEDA Gold Awards Presentation

For the first time, the FEDA Annual Conference will host an awards presentation honoring members for their contributions toward strengthening the industry.

ReTrans Rebrands to Kuehne+Nagel

Though the freight company was acquired in 2015, the companies initially kept the brands separate.

FEDA Product Education Video Marketing Center Webinar

FEDA recently held a webinar to introduce its new seamless video management platform for distributors and manufacturers.

Engage at the FEDA 2020 Virtual Annual Conference

The virtual conference will offer fantastic opportunities to engage with other attendees through the digital platform.

Making Connections at the FEDA 2020 Virtual Annual Conference

This year, FEDA is incorporating several methods of simulating networking that would occur at an in-person conference.

Marra Forni Appoints Rep Groups in Western United States

Pro-Pacific Agents and Pro-Reps West will position the brick oven manufacturer to penetrate the western market.

San Diego Restaurant Supply and Food Service Design Group Announce New CEO and President

Josh Egan will take the place of longtime President Tod Firotto, who will retire later this year.


WHAT OPERATORS THINK
How Equipment Distributors Can Support Operators

HOW TO WIN  
Finding Success in the Age of COVID-19

FORGING A CUSTOMER-FIRST MINDSET
TriMark's Jerry Hyman Reflects on the Industry and His Career

GIVING PEOPLE A SECOND CHANCE AT SUCCESS
How Grady's Helps Ex-Inmates Re-enter the Workforce

TAKING ACTION     
Ex-White House Officials Join Advocacy Council Presentation

EXPANDING THE SALES TOOLBOX
Strategies to Overcome the Anchors that Hamper Salespeople

PARTNER EXCHANGE
Exploring How Channel Partners Can Align Efforts

MENTOR UP, MENTOR DOWN
 Young Industry Leaders Discuss Reciprocal Learning


LOOKING FORWARD  
How the ASA is Helping Its Distributors Plan for Tomorrow

UNIFYING FOR RECOVERY
Tom Bené Discusses Distributor Role in Advancing Foodservice