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US Foods and Chef Marcus Samuelsson Join Forces
US Foods and award-winning chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson have announced a new venture. The two will work together to launch a line of new...
PFG and NCR to Offer POS System to U.S. Operators
Duluth, Ga.-based NCR Corporation and Performance Food Group (PFG) have announced a strategic relationship to offer a cloud-based point-of-sale (POS...
Tom Lange Company Names New CFO
Tom Lange Co. has appointed Josh McKey as chief financial officer. McKey previously worked for Chemline before joining the company in January. He...
IF&P Foods Acquired by Rotunda Capital
Rotunda Capital Partners, a lower middle-market private-equity firm, has acquired IF&P Foods for an undisclosed sum. The company will use this...
Shamrock Foods’ Former CEO Passes Away
Shamrock Foods Co.’s former CEO and chairman of the board, Norman P. McClelland, passed away on July 11 at the age of 90. Shamrock Foods is one...
Sysco Corp. Names New CEO
Sysco Corp. announced that CEO Bill DeLaney will be succeeded by Tom Bene, current president and chief operating officer. Bene will become president...
US Foods to Acquire 3 Distributors from TOBA
US Foods has agreed to acquire broadline distributors The Thompson Co., Braunger Foods and Variety Foods, which are owned and operated by TOBA Inc....
Sysco Appoints New Leadership
Sysco Corp. has appointed Brian Todd as senior vice president of merchandising. He succeeds Bill Day, who is retiring from the company. The...

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Consultative Selling

How to do a TV cooking demo
Bottom line: A very specific need here: a restaurant needs to do a cooking demo on TV and doesn’t know best practices. If they do it right not only will they impress the audience and capture some free marketing—but they’ll get invited back. Whether it’s Good Morning America or the local news show, being invited to do a cooking demo on TV can…

Trend Tracker

Early forecast for 2014: Eh.
In an early assessment of what restaurants can expect for 2014, Technomic is forecasting a slight uptick in sales for limited-service outlets and bars, but no change for the nation’s full-service establishments. Overall, the…

The Extra Mile

J. King Food Service Professionals
Marketing on the road and in-house. J. Kings Food Service…

Top 50

Clark National, Inc.
Elk Grove Village, IL Year founded: 1912 Chairman: Don J. Hindman President: Donald D. Hindman Website: www.clarknational.com 13 distribution centers 12,000 accounts 80% commercial, 20% noncommercial 15,000 SKUs 75% national…