FROM THE EDITOR
Behind Every Great Execution is an Even Better Strategy

CHAIRMAN'S MESSAGE
FEDA Conference Maps Out Strategies for a Changing Industry

MISSION FORWARD
On Becoming a Learning Association
MEMBER NEWS
UPCOMING FEDA AND INDUSTRY MEETINGS AND EVENTS
Key dates to keep in mind.

FEDA MOVING HEADQUARTERS TO ROSEMONT, IL
New location provides an easily-accessible hub for association meetings.

TECH COMMITTEE LOOKING INTO DATA STANDARDIZATION POTENTIAL
Group working with DATAgility and AutoQuotes to develop recommendations over the coming months.

NEARLY 2,000 COMPANIES TO ATTEND HOST MILANO
41st edition of Italian event will see exhibitors from 54 countries.

CLARK SERVICE GROUP ADDS SIXTH BRANCH LOCATION
Facility will help company expand into northern and western Pennsylvania.

ABC RECOGNIZES MEMBERS AND SUPPLIERS
Companies honored for extraordinary volume growth and support.

JOIN A FEDA COUNCIL OR COMMITTEE
Abundant opportunities to make an impact on FEDA initiatives and help strengthen the FE&S industry.

REMEMBER TO NOMINATE YOUR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS!
Group provides opportunities for leadership development and involvement in FEDA events.

DOWNLOAD NEW FEDA MEMBER LOGO AND INTERACT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Logo and new social media look designed to help members better engage with the association.

UPCOMING FEDA AND INDUSTRY MEETINGS AND EVENTS
Key dates to keep in mind.
INDUSTRY NEWS
STRENGTHENING THE DEALER/SERVICE AGENCY RELATIONSHIP
Peer exchange moderators share the most important lessons from their FEDA Annual Conference sessions.
 
EDWARD DON ACQUIRES LAS VEGAS KITCHEN DESIGNER
Shervan Colonel Equipment will retain its leadership and operate as a division of Edward Don.
 
NAW REPORTS STRONG GROWTH FOR WHOLESALE-DISTRIBUTION IN 2018
Despite positive year, association’s annual report finds three factors driving economic slowdown.
 
NRA INTRODUCES CAREER-DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
NRA’s ServSuccess features online education, training, certification and assessments.
 
DIGITAL DISTRIBUTOR SUMMIT BEGINS JUNE 18
MDM event to tackle common issues companies face as they build an e-commerce and digital strategy.
 
ON THE MOVE
Electro Freeze, a division of H.C. Duke & Son, hires Greg Stak as VP of sales to handle customer service, marketing and sales.

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS
Rep Credits Needs a Proactive Approach

THE STATE OF THE E&S INDUSTRY
Strategizing Discussion Look into the Future

SLIDESHOW  
Highlights from the FEDA Conference Breakouts

WHAT OPERATORS WANT
Foodservice Analyst Provides a Global Perspective

FINDING POWER OVER POLICY
How Six Organizations Invest in Advocacy Efforts

THE AGENDA — YOUNG INDUSTRY LEADERS
YIL Committee Sets Agenda
 
THE AGENDA — ADVOCACY COUNCIL  
Tariffs, Equipment, Regulation Remain NAFEM Priorities

THE AGENDA — EDUCATION COMMITTEE  
Presentation Shows How to Enhance Online Presence
 
THE AGENDA — TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
Group Sets Sights on Data and Systems Challenges

OUT OF THE BOX
Three Leadership Mandates for the Digital Age

OPERATIONS
Data Driven Techniques to Boost Sales

OPERATIONS  
Greatest Hits in Inventory Efficiency