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

NPD Group Releases Latest “Eating Patterns In America”

The latest data reflects how the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the foodservice industry upside down.

Distribution Talk Featuring Mason Greene

Past FEDA Chairman Mason Greene addresses the importance of adapting during the pandemic in the latest installment of Jason Bader’s podcast.

Register for FED Lunch & Learn Series

This week’s series will feature NPD Group’s David Portalatin and National Restaurant Association’s Hudson Riehle.

Latest on the Next Congressional Pandemic Relief Package

According to NAW, the chances of a pandemic relief package coming before the Nov. 3 election are slim.

The National Restaurant Association Releases Updated COVID-19 Safe Operating Guidance

Updated guidance addresses face coverings, ventilation, personal hygiene as well as food handling licenses.

Despite Setbacks, Full-,Limited-Service Continue to Grow

Though sales for the week ending Oct. 11 were down, full-service restaurants saw the most growth in the third quarter compared to quarter two, reports Black Box Intelligence.


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