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June 14, 2021
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Foodservice Adds 186,000 Jobs in May
The industry remains 1.5 million jobs below pre-pandemic levels, the National Restaurant Association says.
Customer Transactions Rising at Fast Casual Chains
Transactions in 30 of the top 50 markets were up in May compared to 2019.
Restaurant Industry Posts 11th Consecutive Week of Growth
Black Box Intelligence finds that more women are taking on manager roles in 2021.
Henny Penny Hires Chief People Officer
Suzanne Birsa to oversee people first and inclusion initiatives at the manufacturer.
Take Action Alert: Urge Support to Replenish the Restaurant Revitalization Fund
The National Restaurant Association is building support for a bill that would add $60 billion to the restaurant recovery program.
30 Percent of Unemployed Do not Expect to Return to Work this Year
U.S. Chamber poll identifies barriers to seeking employment, including benefits and lack of childcare.
White House Task Force Wraps Up First Listening Sessions With Labor Unions
NAW warns that Biden Labor Department could begin rolling back deregulatory activities.
OSHA Releases Updated COVID-19 Guidance
The agency’s newly issued emergency temporary standard rules remained focused on healthcare settings.
Additional Legislative Updates
See all recent legislative updates, including the NAW's latest statements on the Biden Administration's spending proposals.
FEDA Learn Institute Resources

Dealer Members Can Register Now for the FEDA Educational Lunch at The NAFEM Show
Kelli Valade, president and CEO of Black Box Intelligence, will discuss the opportunities available to distributors and dealers willing to "jump in the sandbox" with innovative operators.

FEDA Video Marketing Center Product Video of the Week: Equipex
Check out this week's highlighted video: Equipex convection ovens..

Learn Institute Course of the Week: How to Evaluate and Select an ERP System
This course provides information on how to evaluate and select the ERP system that will move distributors and dealers in the right direction. Remember to log in using your FEDA credentials.

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.

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.

Additional Learn Resources: learn.feda.com
Save the Date for the 2021 FEDA Annual Conference
Registration opens June 16 for the in-person event, which will take place Sept. 21-24 at the Grand Hyatt Nashville.
Application Deadline for 2021 FEDA Gold Awards Recognition June 30
Distributor and manufacturer FEDA members are eligible to apply for the honor, which will be presented at the FEDA Annual Conference in Nashville this September.
FEDA 2021 Events
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