Monthly Archives: March 2016

🏭 Factory Surprises 🎁

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🏭 Factory Surprises 🎁


Will you be attending an industry event in the near future?

If so, don’t be surprised if a disruptive technology or two rears their head.

Many organizations are taking advantage of the crowd to refine their offerings.

This week, we take a look at a few innovations.

  • David Mahan will join the Henkelman USA team as director of sales/ culinary expert on April 1st.
  • Hatco's NEW May 1, 2016 Domestic Price List will be available to order from Hatco's website at the end of this week. 
    You can download the pdf now.



The Benefits of LED Lighting in a Foodservice Display

Learn the important factors for proper lighting in a foodservice display case, and find out why LED lighting can provide many benefits. Check out our latest blog post, and shine the light on increasing impulse purchases at the point of sale.


🐰🐤 Guess What Time Of Year It Is 🌷💐

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Monday, March 21, 2016

🐰🐤 Guess What Time Of Year It Is 🌷💐

  • March Madness?
  • Daylight Savings Time?
  • Pi Day?
  • Ides of March?
  • Saint Patrick’s Day?
  • Saint Joseph’s Day?
  • First Day of Spring?
  • Palm Sunday- Good Friday – Easter Sunday?
  • April’s Fools’ Day?
  • All Of The Above, plus Buying Group Season?

Yes folks, it’s buying group season!

Be prepared for unreturned phone calls, bloated travel budgets, lost weekends, and silly promotions.

The caravan has started its journey across the US, and the usual suspects are in tow. 

This latest iteration of the cirque de BG is upon us.

What now substitutes for meaningful industry discourse is the 15 minute round-robin stare-down conference chat.

Attendees include C-Suite denizens, Brand Managers, and short-straw newbies.  Each contestant contributes their own out-of-touch-with-the-street perspective to the dialogue, until a stalemate is reached.

What possible purpose can these junkets serve in today’s business climate?

The only thing more dreadful than the process or its outcome would be the prospect of being drafted as a participant.

Please note: our fax lines were down temporarily on Friday 3/18/16. 




HIMI is thrilled to announce we’re currently at 1,300,422 cycles.That’s OVER one million cycles, on one single unit, without changing any internal components.

Now that is a reliable product!

At HIMI Products, Our Quality and Integrity are Truly Inseparable.



🍀 Springing Forward 🌈💰

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It’s Discounted, but Is It a Deal? How List Prices Lost Their Meaning  NY Times (opens in new window)


The May, June & July Hatco University schools are full and closed out.

August & September schools are filling up fast.


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“💃 It’s Show Time 👏”

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The 2016 International Restaurant and Food Service Show of New York rolls into the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City on Sunday, March 6th though Tuesday, March 8th, 2016.  As usual, Pecinka Ferri will be participating in our key dealers’ booths, displaying Advance TabcoBlodgett Combi, Blodgett Oven, Blodgett Range, Clabo USAContinental Refrigerator, Geneva, Hatco, Henkelman, Lakeside, Market Forge, Perfect Fry, Pitco & Server Products. We’ll be cooking and serving live in both the Blodgett mini-Combi and the Perfect Fry automatic fryer. Technology advances in these appliances provide the cost and quality controls that many are looking for. Also check in with us to see what a Henkelman vacuum sealer can do (besides the obvious). As a twist this year, a few of our factories have decided to stake out a booth for themselves:

  • Irinox will be featuring their new MYA units that Blast Chill, Shock Freeze, Proof, Thaw and Slow Cook!  Booth #1361
  • Natura Water will be introducing several new hand-crafted beverage units. Booth #1535
  • HIMI will showcase their signature automatic commercial pre rinse faucets and easy to install-and easy to pass through Freezer/Cooler Curtains. Booth #1125

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