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April 12, 2021
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National Restaurant Association Monthly RPI Tops 100
Outlook optimism has 64 percent of operators planning a capital expense – the highest level in more than two years.
Restaurant Industry Stomach Shares Increasing
Traditional grocery down as pent-up demand and increased vaccine optimism has more consumers turning to restaurants.
Clark Takes Top Spot in 2021 Distribution Giants Study
Foodservice Equipment & Supplies reports a 14.37 percent sales decline among top 100 dealers for 2020.
Wood Stone Names Ignite Pro-Pacific as Representative for Pacific Northwest
Core values a good match for the FEDA manufacturer member, Wood Stone says.
Take Action Alert: U.S. Chamber Urges Businesses to  Use New Social Media Resources to Oppose PRO Act
The toolkit provides sample posts and graphics for social media.
Washington Shouldn't Hike Taxes Just as Businesses Begin to Recover
U.S. Chamber CEO Suzanne Clark tells CNBC that raising the corporate tax rate would hurt businesses just as economic recovery is in sight.
Job Openings on the Rise as Unemployment Falls
U.S. Chamber says congress will need to devote resources to retraining as many remaining unemployed workers lack the skills needed for open positions.
Legislative Updates
See all recent legislative updates, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's latest updates on the Biden Administration's infrastructure proposal.
FEDA Learn Institute Resources

FEDA Associate Member FitForCommerce Digital Tip
How foodservice equipment dealers and distributors can provide meaningful context to their content.

Video: How Dealers Can Register and Use the Complimentary FEDA Video Marketing Center
Learn about the essential tool dealers can use to boost their sales and team training.

VMC Product Video of the Week
Learn more about the FEDA Video Marketing Center by checking out this week's highlighted video: Alto-Shaam Vector Multi-Cook Ovens.

Register Now for the FEDA Learn 2021 Educational Conference
Set for May 10-12, this virtual education and training event for FEDA members will focus on training content aligned with FEDA's six strategic skills areas: product education, operator trends, modern sales strategies, digital marketing, leadership, and operations and technology.

Save the Date for the 2021 FEDA Annual Conference
The three-day event will be held Sept. 21-24 in Nashville, Tennessee. Early bird registration opens on June 16.

FEDA 2021 Events
Upcoming Webinars
These upcoming webinars are available to help companies learn about and implement best practices.
New Employer Resources
These new employer resources are designed to help companies manage their business.
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