FROM THE EDITOR
How Do Your Training Efforts Measure Up?

CHAIRMAN'S MESSAGE
Prioritizing Education Energizes Employees and Organizations

MISSION FORWARD
How FEDA is Serving Its Members' Diverse Educational Needs
LATEST NEWS
WEBSTAURANTSTORE NAMED DIGITAL INNOVATOR BY MDM
President Dave Groff credits team members for achieving inaugural honor.
 
NRA CEO RETIRING AT END OF 2019
Dawn Sweeney oversaw refocusing of Education Foundation, collaboration with state associations, and partnership with Winsight Media.

Foodservice parts distributor completes another purchase of a 3Wire division.

Jason Bader explains the benefits of carrying extra stock for high-hit items versus products with more volatility.
 
ON THE MOVE
Equipex bolsters sales team, while the National Restaurant Association adds to its legislative advocacy group.

Strategizing discussions and breakout session videos now available online.
ON THE MOVE
Equipex bolsters sales team, while the National Restaurant Association adds to its legislative advocacy group.
FOUR DEALERS NAMED FER INDUSTRY EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS
TriMark and Burkett earn recognition for management excellence, while Clark Food Service Equipment and Restaurant Equipment World presidents receive individual honors.
 
FAST-CASUAL RESTAURANT VISITS UP 3 PERCENT
NPD report finds that number of fast-casual locations has topped 25,300 nationwide.
 
FE&S AWARDS GALA HONORS TWO FEDA MEMBERS
TriMark wins dealer of the year and Myers’ CEO Charlie Fusari named a Top Achiever.

FIVE SALES COACHING TIPS FOR LINKEDIN
Digital sales evangelist Mario Martinez explains the approach salespeople can use to make the biggest impact when social selling.
 
ON THE MOVE
Electrolux creates new position to better combine processes with Grindmaster-Cecilware.

EDWARD DON & CO. ACQUIRES MYERS RESTAURANT SUPPLY
Myers to retain leadership as it becomes a division within a larger distributor.

UID ATTENDEES SHARE POSITIVE EXPERIENCES
First-time attendees Elliott Food Equipment’s Rob Bennett and Canadian Restaurant Supply’s Mark Wallace already implementing new ideas at their companies.

TRAFFIC AND SALES UP IN LATEST NRA RPI
Operators report 17th straight month of a net increase in same-store sales.

ON THE MOVE
Standex RSG announces new director of engineering.

INDIAN RIVER CONSULTING GROUP TO HOST DISTRIBUTION SUMMIT
Firm partnering with industry veteran Peter Borden for 1.5-day event.

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS
Team Building and Diversity are Essential to Learning

BECOMING A TECH COMPANY
Innovation is a Key Strategy for These Three Companies

DIVING INTO DIGITAL
Breakout Sessions Emphasize Digital Strategy

TACKLING SHARED CHALLENGES
Peer Exchange Sessions Encourage Common Solutions

THE AGENDA — EDUCATION
E-Learning and Digital Strategy Top 2019 Priorities

THE AGENDA — YOUNG INDUSTRY LEADERS
YIL Events Build Leaders, Strengthen Bonds
 
OUT OF THE BOX
Memphis Auto Dealers Rally to Address Tech Shortage
 
OPERATIONS
Developing a Team

OPERATIONS
Making Training and Development Count

BUILDING FEDA's DIGITAL EDUCATION
Bridging Practical Learning With Strategic Thinking