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June 1, 2021
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INDUSTRY
Ali Group Submits $3.3 Billion Bid for Welbilt
The new all-cash offer rivals the $2.9 billion deal being sought by Middleby.
Early Pandemic Comparisons Push Restaurant Performance Index to New High
Improving business conditions have 74 percent of restaurant operators planning to make a capital expenditure in the coming months.
Restaurant Same-Store Sales Continue to Improve
Recruiting and retention remain a challenge, according to the latest Black Box Intelligence report.
Federal Agency Releases Updated Guidance on Employer Vaccine Incentives
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says companies can offer vaccine incentives and information to employees
Wasserstrom Honored for Work with Yum! Brands During COVID-19
The Ohio-based distributor was recognized with two supplier awards last month.
Alto-Shaam Selects BSE North as Rep for Upstate New York
BSE will use its Mobile Equipment Lab to demonstrate Alto-Shaam products.
ADVOCACY
Take Action Alert: Share Why LIFO is Important to Your Business
The NAW is seeking anecdotes from distributors about how the inventory accounting methods benefits their business.
Take Action Alert: Tell Congress to Reject Job-Killing Tax Hikes
U.S. Chamber shares resources businesses can use when reaching out to their legislators to oppose proposed tax hikes.
$928 Billion Republican Infrastructure Plan a "Good Faith Offer," U.S. Chamber Says
Chamber urges legislators to continue seeking a bipartisan infrastructure bill funded by user-based financing by the Fourth of July.
NAW CEO Talks New Business Coalition in Media Interviews
More than 30 associations, including FEDA, have joined the America’s Job Creators for a Strong Recovery Coalition to shape public opinion on tax hikes.
Additional Legislative Updates
See all recent legislative updates, including the NAW's latest statements on the Biden Administration's spending proposals.
EDUCATION
FEDA Learn Institute Resources

FEDA Associate Member FitForCommerce Digital Tip
87 percent of e-commerce sites fail Google’s core web vitals.

FEDA Video Marketing Center Product Video of the Week: Vollrath
Check out this week's highlighted video: Vollrath 1-Series Delivery and Catering Bags.



Learn Institute Video of the Week: Understanding the Ghost Kitchen Model
Learn about how foodservice equipment and supplies can support the growing ghost kitchen business model. 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
FEDA NEWS
Applications Available for 2021 FEDA Gold Awards Recognition
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.
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