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April 26, 2021
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Middleby Moving to Acquire Welbilt by the End of 2021
All-stock purchase is the latest in more than 20 acquisitions by the manufacturer over the past three years.
Parts Town Acquires Dayton Appliance Parts
Buyout to expand Parts Town’s presence in the residential appliance parts market.
Restaurant Industry Sees Fourth Consecutive Week of Sales Growth
Black Box Intelligence reports that rising guest count brings the industry closest to pre-COVID-19 levels in more than a year.
Customer Transactions Up at Chain Restaurants
Full-service operators see a 29 percent year-over-year jump, according to The NPD Group.
Government Now Offering Tax Credits to Offset Paid Time-Off for Employees Receiving Vaccines
Small Businesses can claim credit to cover up to 80 hours and $5,110 of paid leave.
Biden Meeting with Republicans on Alternative $600-Billion Infrastructure Plan Paid for by User Fees
Progressive Democrats have already rejected the proposal and could pursue budget reconciliation to pass a larger $2 trillion bill, NAW says.
Proposed "Social" Infrastructure Bill Would Raise Individual Taxes on Wealthy and Top Earners
NAW monitoring Biden’s second major spending-and-tax bill, which is expected to be revealed this week.
U.S. Chamber On-Demand Videos Cover the Critical Topics Facing Businesses
Videos feature thoughtful conversations with business leaders, government officials, and subject experts.
Legislative Updates
See all recent legislative updates, including the NAW's latest information on the Biden Administration's infrastructure proposal.
FEDA Learn Institute Resources

FEDA Associate Member FitForCommerce Digital Tip
Email is still the biggest band for your company’s marketing buck.

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: Hatco Palletti induction warmers.

Registration Deadline Approaching for FEDA Learn 2021
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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