Monthly Archives: February 2018

🚛 Free Freight Ain’t Free 🚚

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Don’t you really hate paying for shipping when shopping from home?  At our house, we often try all possible means to avoid it.

Perhaps it’s the fear of the unknown that drives so many of us to want “free freight” when placing orders.  But who really pays those fees?  We know for certain that the carriers and their drivers are not foregoing getting paid.trucks

Much “ink” has been devoted of late to “the last mile” and the problems associated with it.  E-tailers grapple with schemes including membership programs, minimum purchases and flat fees to ease these burdens.

Manufacturers and distributors routinely rack up huge tariffs for inbound AND outbound shipping. Will end-users ever happily underwrite these costs in the commercial arena, now that they are so accustomed to “free freight” in their personal transactions?


The freight carrier industry is in the midst of disruption (alongside many other industries which it serves).  Economic and technological forces are causing turmoil in the transportation ecosystem, with supply chain interruptions and cost overruns in the offing. 

Newly enforced regulations have already severely reduced an already ELDoverburdened pool of available common carrier options.

You need to prepare yourself now for dramatic changes in freight policies from your trading partners!

Available immediately: Villeroy & Boch NewWave Stone!

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The NewWave Stone Collection offers the ever-popular NewWave pattern with a soft gray, stone like finish.  This modern shape in a more rustic look creates a casual atmosphere with a shot of extravagance.

Dish Washer safe

All items are stocked in the New Jersey Distribution Center

Samples available to order now through the normal process

Will be featured on AutoQuotes.

  • In an effort to streamline business practices and maintain a fair and competitive sales environment, Server Products will discontinue free freight program, effective April 1, 2018.

  • Advance Tabco no longer offers a local truck, having ceased product warehousing at their Long Island facility.  All product will now be shipped from their respective factories where produced.

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🎩 Presidential Seal (er…Penguin?) 🐧

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Presidential deals on President’s Day!  The ol’ editorial calendar usually tells us to do “presidential” themed offers on President’s Week.

Maybe you can show us how can we work the names of our former leaders into an LTO for FSE&S?

  • Nixon” your counters?  Advance-Tabco can fabricate shiny new ones!
  • Fillmore” glasses with Follett!

OK, I’m done, I can’t af-“Ford” to go on.


Advance-Tabco Ad

PF Test Kitchen Video

Thought you might appreciate some random MS Windows shortcuts…

MS Windows Shortcuts

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💨 Breathless 💨

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Are you too, waiting in breathless anticipation of the IRFSNY Show booth #2219 at Javits next month?

Our breathless, er “ventless” kitchen will be on full display featuring TurboChef, Cook Tek, Perfect Fry, Hoodini, and Wells – the most complete offering for a kitchen without ductwork!


If you’d like to “kick the tires” on our lineup, contact Chef Nick at our Culinary Center to arrange a test cook and/or demo!

Pope Bill

We were privileged to attend Bill Stompf’s retirement party at Bally Refrigerated Boxes last week.  Here we see Bill being fitted for his vestments for the next phase of his career, as “Pope” of foodservice by the Schmid Dewland management team!

Sneak Peek of Villeroy & Boch’s latest collection revealed days ago at the Ambiente Show:



🎵 Notes 🎶

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Ever wonder what it is that a rep does?
So does everyone.

Foodservice Rep

After an exhaustive travel/training schedule, we’re ready to get back to telling our story.

Here’s a few of the tidbits that we’ll be talking about:

David Abi Has Been Promoted to Group General Manager of Carter-Hoffmann / Doyon & Nu-Vu.   He will assume responsibility for day to day management of the CH & DNV group and management team. David Abi

ITI is announcing a price increase of an average of 4% across its product portfolio with most items in the 3% to 6% range with the exception of Flatware where there will be no increase. This price increase will go into effect on all orders shipped after April 1st, 2018 giving a 60 days advance notice to all our customers. ITI logo

Globe N-Series Premium Slicers (3600N, 3850N, 3975N, 4600N & 4975N) will have a one-week lead time. This lead time is due to the increased production of the NEW S-Series Slicers introduced in 2017. Globe Logo


Here’s a great explanation of equipment start-ups:

I know, exciting, right?

Rounder Divider


Chopstick Soup