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May 10, 2021
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FEDA Learn 2021 Educational Conference This Week!
The three-day event, which will feature industry panels and a keynote from National Restaurant Association CEO and President Tom Bené, will help dealers understand the fundamental needs of operators and will prepare them to work with channel partners on the challenges ahead. Attendees should make sure to check their email for their personalized link to access the conference and we recomend that you bookmark that link. If you cannot find your link, please email Erin Bedell at erin@feda.com.
Most Operators Think Staffing Levels Won't Normalize Until 2022, If Ever
After four straight months of gains, the restaurant industry remains 1.7 million jobs below pre-pandemic levels.
ACP Hires Technology Services Vet as Director of Marketing
Sara Reasner will oversee the manufacturer’s marketing and product management efforts.
Henny Penny Hires Head of Sales for Europe, Middle East, and Africa
Charlotte Intiso brings sales leadership experience to the FEDA manufacturer member.
Distribution has a PR Problem
Jason Bader, principal of The Distribution Team, a FEDA associate member, explains how companies can recruit young people by highlighting the opportunities of wholesale distribution.
U.S. Chamber Calls for Ending $300 Weekly Unemployment Benefit
Unemployment pay is dampening the jobs market as many recipients earning more now than when they worked, U.S. Chamber says.
National Restaurant Association Resources Aim to Help Operators Apply for COVID-19 Relief
The National Restaurant Association shares resources to help operators understand and apply for COVID-19 relief from the $28.6 billion fund.
Legislative Updates
See all recent legislative updates, including the NAW's latest statements on the Biden Administration's spending proposals.
FEDA Learn Institute Resources

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.

VMC Product Video of the Week: Alto-Shaam
Learn more about the FEDA Video Marketing Center by checking out this week's highlighted video: Alto-Shaam Vector Multi-Cook Ovens.

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.

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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