FROM THE MANAGING EDITOR   
New Look for a New World

CHAIRMAN'S MESSAGE
Now is the Time to Invest in Young Industry Leaders

MISSION FORWARD
Members' Voices Key to Recovery

INDUSTRY NEWS

NAW Appoints Eric Hoplin as CEO

The executive change comes as longtime CEO Dirk Van Dongen retires.

AJC to Host Memorial Service

The virtual event will honor industry members lost to the coronavirus.

Drive-Thru Driving Foodservice Sales

NPD Group reports shows how drive-thru restaurants have become a lifeline for the industry throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Taco Bell Announces New Mobile Restaurant Concept

Go Mobile will feature a dual drive-thru and contactless technology designed for guests to order ahead.

Restaurant Performance Index Report Indicates Modest Improvement

Though operators reported gains, the foodservice industry’s overall projection remains pessimistic.

Virtual Recruiting 101

FEDA contributing writer Bridget McCrea describes how distributors can ramp up virtual recruiting strategies.

MAFSI Business Barometer Signals Continued Foodservice Industry Struggles

Second-quarter sales and construction were largely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns.

NAW Announces Support of INFORM Consumers Act

The legislation would require more accountability for third-party marketplace sellers.

Foodservice Industry Sees Biggest Improvement Since March

According to the NPD Group, transaction declines improved into single-digits for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic.

National Restaurant Association Reports Varied Restaurant Employment Recovery Rate

Disparity is likely a result of different timelines for reopening economies amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the report suggests.

MEMBER NEWS

FEDA 2020 Virtual Annual Conference Features

Highlights include live meetup sessions, exhibitors, and VIP sessions.

Webinar for FEDA Virtual Conference Attendees Set for Sept. 17

FEDA’s virtual conference platform, Pathable, will host a webinar to answer questions before the conference.

FEDA 2020 Annual Profit Survey

Responses now due Sept. 11 for the profit survey, which will benchmark 2019 financial results.

FEDA Gold Awards Presentation

For the first time, the FEDA Annual Conference will host an awards presentation honoring members for their contributions toward strengthening the industry.

ReTrans Rebrands to Kuehne+Nagel

Though the freight company was acquired in 2015, the companies initially kept the brands separate.

FEDA Product Education Video Marketing Center Webinar

FEDA recently held a webinar to introduce its new seamless video management platform for distributors and manufacturers.

Engage at the FEDA 2020 Virtual Annual Conference

The virtual conference will offer fantastic opportunities to engage with other attendees through the digital platform.

Making Connections at the FEDA 2020 Virtual Annual Conference

This year, FEDA is incorporating several methods of simulating networking that would occur at an in-person conference.

Marra Forni Appoints Rep Groups in Western United States

Pro-Pacific Agents and Pro-Reps West will position the brick oven manufacturer to penetrate the western market.

San Diego Restaurant Supply and Food Service Design Group Announce New CEO and President

Josh Egan will take the place of longtime President Tod Firotto, who will retire later this year.


ATTRACTING AND RETAINING YOUNG WORKERS IN 2020  
Round Out Teams with More Millennials and Gen Z Workers

ENHANCING E-COMMERCE DURING THE COVID PANDEMIC
Millennials and Zoomers Lead in Improved Online Experiences

MAKING YOURSELF ESSENTIAL
Five Steps for YIL to Add Skills, Value, and Visibility

MANAGING THROUGH SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTON     
How Young People Help Develop Resilient Supply Chains

ON THE MOVE   
Young Industry Leaders

PUSHING FOR PROGRESS IN DIFFICULT TIMES        
NAW's Seth Waugh Discusses Transportation and Infrastructure

ATTRACTING AND RETAINING YOUNG WORKERS IN 2020  
Round Out Teams with More Millennials and Gen Z Workers

ENHANCING E-COMMERCE DURING THE COVID PANDEMIC 
Millennials and Zoomers Lead in Improved Online Experiences


FIVE ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS FOR CRYSTAL RINKER
Director of Sales and Marketing, Burkett

UNIFYING FOR RECOVERY
Tom Bené Discusses Distributor Role in Advancing Foodservice