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March 1, 2021
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2021 National Restaurant Association Show Cancelled
Illinois limits on group gathering sizes cited in the decision to forego annual event for the second consecutive year.
National Restaurant Association's Monthly RPI Reaches Highest Level Since Pandemic Began
The industry is still contracting, but operators saw a sales improvement in January and optimism remains for a rebound.
MAFSI Business Barometer Reports Smaller Decline in Q4 2020
The association is now predicting overall sales growth of 6 percent for 2021.
Profit Improvement Report
Albert Bates, Distribution Performance Project: The two financial factors management should address are margin management and expense leveraging.
FEDA Signs Letter Urging Adoption of Main Street Certainty Act
The law would make permanent the 20 percent deduction for qualified business income that will otherwise sunset at the end of 2025.
The Truth About Limited Access Fees
PartnerShip, FEDA associate member: If you’re moving freight to challenging locations like city restaurants or small cafes, you’re increasing the risk for extra accessorial charges.
Perlick Hires New Chief Sales Officer and New CFO
Chris Baichoo and Tracy Pearson bring extensive sales and financial experience to the FEDA manufacturer member.
Kuehne+Nagel to Acquire Asian Freight Forwarder
The FEDA associate member says Apex will help the company expand its e-commerce fulfillment.
Legislative Updates
The following recent legislative updates are available to keep companies informed as they manage their business during these challenging times.
Upcoming Webinars
The following upcoming webinars are available to help companies learn about and implement best practices and forward-thinking ideas.
New Employer Resources
The following are new employer resources just posted to help companies manage their business.
Registration Open 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.

Young Industry Leaders Open Forum Set for March 3
A panel of young professionals will share strategies for using digital marketing technologies to grow organizations and enhance sales.

FEDA 2021 Events
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