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Rep. Collin Peterson visits Reinhart Foodservice


On August 14, Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN) visited Reinhart Foodservice, L.L.C. in Marshall, MN. Reinhart’s Marshall leadership team presented an overview of the foodservice distribution industry and gave Rep. Peterson a tour of their 96,892 square foot facility. Read More

Top Trends in Food and Hospitality Revealed at IFDA SMart Conference

by Amelia Levin, 08/01/2017

Jack Li of Datassential said “Fat is back,” citing Bulletproof coffee spiked with grass-fed butter as evidence of crossover into even beverages. Kathrynn Fenner of Technomic said “fresh and natural” took 45 percent of the pie among successful independents over other ingredient priorities like natural, local and even made-from-scratch. David Portalatin of NPD said there are ... Read More

New IFDA Video: Is a DSR Career in Your Future?


Distributor Sales Representatives — known as DSRs — are the face of foodservice distribution companies in the marketplace and trusted business partners of restaurant and foodservice operators across the United States. IFDA created this video to drive awareness of career opportunities in this dynamic field, and illustrate to potential candidates what being a DSR is all about. We encoura... Read More

Penny Hoover of Maines Paper & Food Service, Inc. on the Limitless Potential of a Foodservice Distribution Career


In this interview, Penny Hoover of Maines Paper & Food Service, Inc., discusses her current role as a safety manager and her overall 20-year career with Maines, which spans across four business functions. Her story is a testament to the variety of opportunities available within the foodservice distribution industry. Read More

GS1 News: GS1 Discovery App and GS1 US National Data Quality Program Framework Available


In this issues "Data Quality Tip of the Month," is a tool to establish or enhance your data quality program. The GS1 US National Data Quality Program Framework was developed by industry stakeholders, representing every facet of the supply chain. Read More

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan Visits Gordon Food Service


On June 5, Gordon Food Service hosted House Speaker Paul Ryan at its Kenosha, Wisconsin distribution center. Barry Bates, regional vice president - US distribution for GFS, provided an overview of the foodservice distribution industry and a tour of the warehouse. During the visit, Bates and Rep. Ryan discussed issues of concern for the industry, such as tax reform, healthcare and the driver shorta... Read More

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