FROM THE MANAGING EDITOR
Education Key to Maintaining Expertise

CHAIRMAN's MESSAGE
Leaders Skilled in Educating Themselves are Better Prepared for Disruption

MISSION FORWARD
Industry-Specific Education Completes Strategic Plan

MEMBER NEWS

Datassential Report on COVID-19

Highlights from Datassential’s latest wave of coronavirus research, with findings from studying 1,000 U.S. consumers.

Welbilt Announces Senior Management Changes

Keri Llewellyn appointed senior vice president and chief commercial officer as Josef Matosevic leaves company.

Smart Care Equipment Solutions Acquires Advanced Mechanical Plus

Fifth acquisition expands Smart Care’s presence in equipment services market.

New Dates Set for 2020 FEDA Annual Conference

Event to take place in San Diego Sept. 22-25.

Standex Announces Sale of Master-Bilt and Nor-Lake Businesses

Sale to Ten Oaks Group expected to close in April.

Member Q&A: Fountain Products

Pittsburgh area distributor transitioning to the second generation of leadership.

INDUSTRY NEWS

National Restaurant Association Show Canceled

The show was planned to be held in Chicago May 16-19.

Measuring the Impact of COVID-19

AutoQuotes launches web page to track the state of the industry.

Restaurant Performance Index Notes January Gain

63 percent of operators plan to make a capital expenditure in the next six months.

Dunkin’ Invests $60 Million in Coffee Equipment

Investment signals chain’s effort to rebrand as a high-end coffee spot.

Milder Weather Leads to Increased Customer Transactions

Restaurant customer transactions up 2 percent compared to January 2019.

Sales, Traffic Down in Latest NRA Restaurant Performance Index

Monthly measurement of industry’s health down slightly but outlook remains strong.


INDUSTRY INSIGHTS
Investing in Your Workforce

UID EVOLVING WITH DISTRIBUTION CHALLENGES 
Event Engages Participants to Think About Tomorrow

LEARN INSTITUTE PRODUCT EDUCATION    
FEDA's Learn Institute Can Raise Your Product IQ

THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION: JOIN THE FRAY  
How to Effectively Leverage Digial Marketing
 
THE AGENDA — INDUSTRY TECH COMMITTEE 
Agreement Brings AutoQuotes, FEDA Closer

THE AGENDA — FEDA YOUNG INDUSTRY LEADERS    
Heritage Parts CEO Discusses Responding to Disruption
 
THE AGENDA — FEDA EDUCATION COMMITTEE  
Learn Institute Introduce Online Learning and Communities

OUT OF THE BOX
AI is Making Automatically Written Company Reports a Reality

OPERATIONS
Constructing a Central Source of Information

OPERATIONS  
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