Equipment

Restaurants report slower sales, but expectations rise

According to restaurant operators, the restaurant industry is still facing contraction, but operator optimism improved at the start of 2010, according... continue reading »

Processor focuses on customer service to grow fresh-cut sales

California’s Monterey County is known for its contribution to the American food supply. With much of its farm acreage devoted to spinach, iceberg... continue reading »

Focus on customers is key to success

Taylor Farms is one of the largest suppliers of fresh-cut vegetables for the foodservice industry, and now the Salinas, Calif.-based company is making... continue reading »

Todd Koons, founder of Epic Roots, started his career in the produce industry in 1978, at the age of

Todd Koons, founder of Epic Roots, started his career in the produce industry in 1978, at the age of 19, as a pantry manager for an upscale French res... continue reading »

Despite slow sales and lower traffic, operators are optimistic

The outlook for restaurants is looking up for the first time in almost a year, according to the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Perf... continue reading »

Northwest processor upgrades plant to extend shelf life and improve quality

Tree Top Inc., the first fruit-processing cooperative, was established nearly 50 years ago in central Washington in the middle of the state’s app... continue reading »

Initiative pushes for common, interchangeable audit measures

One food safety event can shake consumer confidence in the food supply, and it can take years to rebuild that lost confidence. According to a recent s... continue reading »

New York processor focuses on growing fresh-cut segment

J. Kings Foodservice Professionals Inc. has been in business since 1974 when it was founded by John King, and has been processing fresh-cut fruits and... continue reading »

Research studies E. coli in leafy greens processing

Ongoing research at Michigan State University (MSU) could have a major impact on the way leafy greens are processed in the United States.
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Economy hits restaurants hard

The year 2008 won’t be remembered as a good one for the foodservice industry. Rising input costs in nearly every market combined with a tightenin... continue reading »