Monthly Archives: January 2021

Planning And Scheduling

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📋Planning And Scheduling  📅 “The New Norm”

By Ed Pecinka

Our industry has always been very reactive. “I need it now” ……. “I’ll be there tomorrow”, have been part of everyday conversations.  Now that we are well into “the new norm”, habits and businesses are changing, and we all need to learn and adapt.

Planning our calls and personal visits now requires filling out forms ahead of time and taking temperatures upon arrival.  We find that there are limited people now allowed in meetings and workspaces, making your time more focused and valuable.

 Manufacturers are limited to numbers of employees in their offices and on their plant floors. The same is “the new norm” at parts and component suppliers, resulting in extended lead times all throughout the supply chain.

Accepting “the new norm” will allow us all to creatively flourish in the days and months ahead.  Planning and scheduling will help us all navigate this “build to order” world.

Analyzing essential products to our businesses, doubling down on inventory levels, and placing more frequent orders for those products that the market demands will allow you to keep ahead of the curve and provide the value your customers are looking for.

Scheduling and setting “new norm” expectations will keep us all out of the jams our reactive world seems to create.

It is said that “the only constant in life is change”.  So let us all accept our “new norm” as the bridge that will proactively redefine our futures.

Middleby Financing Program Extended

Applications will now be accepted through April 1st, 2021

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Don’t be Left Sitting Out in the Cold

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With all that is going on, one might be forgiven to lose sight of their goals.  That is always misfortunate.

There is an awakening of optimism permeating the industry.  Are you poised to take advantage of it?

Don’t be left sitting out in the cold..


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Big bargains on closeouts and overstocks at GAR

The Modularm 75LC and new 75LCT Touch Screen from Kitchen Brains® monitor door status and alert the team if doors are open or ajar for too long.
These alarms increase team awareness and quickly modify their behavior, substantially reducing door open and ajar times.
In addition to the door ajar alarm, the 75LC and 75LCT feature temperature, AC failure and panic alarms, a built-in battery backup with recharging circuitry, and a patented, energy saving light control with motion sensor.
Order your Modularm 75LC or 75LCT today:

  • Save on energy costs by lowering electricity consumption
  • Extend the life of refrigeration components by reducing run times
  • Gain more effective defrost cycles with less coil icing
  • Get remote alarm notifications 24/7 with optional 75LC Communicator

For more information or to order:

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The Price Lists are Coming

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The Price Lists are Coming. The Price Lists are Coming!
 New Year = New price lists.

Not surprisingly, many of our factories have been (or have announced intentions of) publishing, albeit mostly digital, new price lists.  Please be aware, and take advantage of last year’s prices while you still can…

You will be pleased to note that, contained within these documents are many innovations now or soon-to-be available inspired by last year’s crises.

Additionally there are new deals, closeouts, and specials that are on the table right now.

Give us a call to take advantage of the bounty.

This is Life-Changing!

Pitco Price List

We are implementing a price increase that will go into effect on March 1st, 2021. This adjustment will allow us to continue producing at the level of quality and service you’ve come to expect from Lakeside. Any outstanding quotes at current pricing levels will be honored through the end of March, any orders received prior to February 28th and shipping before March 31st will be honored at current pricing levels. You can expect to receive a detailed price file with adjusted pricing in February. 

Spring is Coming

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Foodservice in 2021 (so far) looks a lot like foodservice in 2020 but not so much like 2019.

Can we expect accelerating trends in tech, robotics, off-premise, delivery, take-out?  When will dine-in be returning?  What will become of the shuttered spaces?

At the moment, we all have more questions than answers.  

While the industry looks ahead to a recovery in Q2, we have already seen encouraging signs of activity.  

The days are getting longer.  Spring is within sight. 

Spring is Coming to Pecinka Ferri

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Lakeside’s Enlightened Freight Policy

As we kick off a new year, we felt it a good time to re-visit the topic of concealed freight damage.  

Legally, it is the responsibility of the consignee to note any damage before signing for freight and this is printed largely on our packaging; however, we understand that there are a variety of factors that could prevent a full and proper inspection from being performed prior to the carrier leaving the premises.  

While it is certainly easier to be successful in a claim if the damage is noted at time of delivery, the good news is that we have 5 business days from the day it was delivered to notify the carrier of any concealed damage that may be discovered after fully un-boxing the freight.

If the freight shipped using our carrier, please contact us within 5 business days of delivery, and we will handle the claim for you!   We will also get a replacement order going right away.

If the freight shipped using your own carrier or logistics company, please contact the carrier directly within 5 business days of delivery to make the notification within the allotted time frame.   Then, give us a call and we will help coordinate replacement of product if you choose; however, the claim and any reimbursement that may follow will be handled between you and your carrier.  

Looking forward to a successful 2021!

Sara Neuhart
Customer Service Team Lead


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On a door:


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One Last Look Back

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Join us on our journey into the new year as we look ahead to the opportunities on the horizon.  

But first, one last look back at where we’ve been…

In case you missed it:

Pecinka Ferri announced new lines:

We added new staff:

We promoted staff:

We made videos:

We expanded our offerings to include:

We’re here to help!

Year in review