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June 7, 2021
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INDUSTRY
MAFSI Business Barometer Reports Surge in Activity
Sales beat expectations, but the supply chain is struggling to keep up with orders.
Nearly 300,000 Restaurants Now Open for Dine-In
States continue lifting capacity restrictions as the country appears on pace to be open with few limits by the Fourth of July, Datassential says.
Fine Dining Seeing Growth in Dine-In Business
Black Box Intelligence attributes recent growth to pent-up demand and graduation celebrations.
KaTom CEO Patricia Bible Inducted into East Tennessee Business Hall of Fame
Organization recognizes Bible’s leadership and community involvement as contributors to the entire region.
Hoshizaki America Names Chris Karssiens as President
Manufacturer removes the interim tag Karssiens has held since filling the role in March.
ADVOCACY
U.S. Chamber Launches Nationwide Initiative to Address Labor Shortage
The America Works Agenda seeks to double the cap on employment-based visas, grow federal investments in job training and expand access to childcare.
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

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: Alto-Shaam
Check out this week's highlighted video: Alto-Shaam cook and hold ovens.



Learn Institute Video of the Week: Improving Turns - Slow and Surplus
Inventory turns is one of those important metrics distributors use to judge their performance. The Distribution Teams' Jason Bader shows you how you should analyze the data before you push fixing inventory turns. 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
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.
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