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2018! A final look back at a challenging year. Between rep consolidation, public policies, weather anomalies, health issues, tariffs and other disruptions, the past year was a crucible in which we’ve forged a new stronger identity.
Lessons learned in the last twelve months will serve to buttress us for the road ahead.
👀A Final Look Back 🙈
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👀A Final Look Back 🙈
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👀A Final Look Back 🙈
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2019! The first significant storm of the year came four weeks into winter.
It has folk’s thoughts turning to escape – to points south for a taste of warmer climes.
Many will join the foodservice E&S industry in Orlando in early February for a mid-winter respite from the elements.
Here’s a few more lists of who & what you will encounter on the NAFEM show floor, and well into the new year too.
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❄⛄ Florida Dreamin’ ☀🌴
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Do We Really Need A NAFEM Show?
Top 10 Reasons Not To Go To The NAFEM Show:
- This whole foodservice thing is a fad that won’t last.
- I know everything there is to know about FSE&S.
- I can’t abide networking and mingling with the entire power structure of my chosen profession.
- There are no flights from my area to Orlando in the winter.
- We don’t collect trade-show tzatchkies.
Welcome to 2019!
In just a month from now, the industry will be gathering in sunny Orlando for the NAFEM show.
Are you ready? Do you need to get into trade-show-shape (particularly after the holidays)?
What does 2019 and the bi-annual exhibition portend?
Here are some random New Year’s observations and predictions:
- A recent spate of M&A activity is a harbinger of things to come affecting all segments of E&S distribution.
- Virtual Kitchens, Ghost Kitchens and Commissaries will be growth vehicles in the coming year.
- “Near” meat will be trending up as Americans adjust to plant-based center-of-plate offerings.
- “Cord-Cutting” hits foodservice: wireless, ventless, and connectionless equipment providing ultimate portability and modularity.
- 🤖🤖🤖 Robots-robots-robots! 🤖🤖🤖🤖
| Cappuccino and Espresso and Tea, Oh My!
Keep your patrons warm this holiday season with our assortment of mugs and saucers, perfect for any occasion. Our selection includes cappuccino, espresso, diner mugs, soup cups, and much more. These versatile mugs and saucers complement both the traditional and modern trends in the tabletop industry.
“While coffee is clearly trending among millennial and Generation Z consumers, tea is also seeking to reinvent itself among the younger generations. With the taste and experiential associations of coffee and the healthy image of tea, the industry is increasingly using coffee and tea as ingredients and flavors outside the hot drinks and iced tea and coffee subcategories across a wide variety of products as varied as energy bars, yogurt and jam,“
“College students are not just drinking a cup or two at breakfast in the cafeteria. Rather, they are enjoying coffee all day—and throughout the evening.”
INTERNATIONAL TABLEWARE, INC. | WWW.ITINOW.COM | 419-720-0285
While winding down a challenging year, we’d like to thank all of our industry partners for your support.
As we move through the holiday season, please keep in mind that 2019 will bring tariff-influenced price increases for most of our brands. Placing your orders prior to the “ball dropping” will be essential to securing current prices!
We are still able to ship many products before year’s end, and are motivated to do so.
Please let us know how we can help to punctuate 2018 on a positive note.
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Please join us in welcoming Amir Kamal to the Pecinka Ferri team as an end-user specialist / outside rep concentrating on healthcare and education.
Amir most recently served as assistant foodservice director at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ.
Kevin Dube has been promoted to Office Manager at Pecinka Ferri.
Kevin has been with us since 2016, and has served as bookkeeper and operations coordinator.
Please join us in congratulating Kevin mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Congratulations
Our third annual OPEN HOUSE / HOLIDAY PARTY
Long Island shuttle to & from party.
from 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM
European Holiday Market Theme
We are pleased to announce that Pecinka Ferri now represents Middleby Marshall conveyor ovens in the NY-NJ-CT metro area.