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
FIRE CONSUMES STANDEX RSG FACILITY
Other company locations to help with inventory replacement at Master-Bilt warehouse in Mississippi.

EMPIRE EQUIPMENT CO. ACQUIRES CALIFORNIA DISTRIBUTOR
Pacific Marketing Associates CEO says company is excited to join forces with Empire family.

EDWARD DON ANNOUNCES NEW HIRES
Two former American Hotel Register Co. employees chosen for vice president of operations and regional sales manager roles.

FEDA WELCOMES NEW MANUFACTURER MEMBERS
25 manufacturers have joined the association since membership opportunities were extended in March.

FEDA PROFIT SURVEY COMING THIS WEEK
Benchmarking Analytics to conduct confidential study and provide customization capabilities to FEDA members.

DATES FOR YIL RETREATS FINALIZED
Vollrath, Heritage Parts to host emerging leaders from FEDA member companies this fall.

ALTO-SHAAM ACHIEVES ISO 9001:2015 RECERTIFICATION
Manufacturer continues commitment to upholding best practices.

ON THE MOVE 
Standex RSG names new vice president of finance.

UPCOMING FEDA AND INDUSTRY MEETINGS AND EVENTS 
Key dates to keep in mind.

INDUSTRY NEWS
HOST MILANO PREPARED FOR MASSIVE INTERNATIONAL SHOWING
Partnerships with trade associations has resulted in extensive representation of hosted buyers.

STANDEX RSG NAMES NEW VP OF FINANCE
John Richardson will work with leadership team to implement operational improvements and automation.

FIRE CONSUMES STANDEX RSG FACILTY 

Manufacturer aims to return to full production one day after blaze.

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