The largest independent broadline wholesale food service distributor in Baltimore, Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. Serving independent restaurants; casual and fine dining, caterers, country clubs, bars, taverns, delis and private schools.

                   

Veg-Centric Dining: Social Responsibility Driver

April 19th, 2019

04/01/2019 Younger consumers are driving increased focus on sustainable products across the food industry, and plant-based options are an ideal way to address sustainability and animal welfare concerns. Thirty percent of 18- to 34-year olds consume vegetarian or vegan options […]

Record U.S. Convenience Store Food, Merchandise Sales in 2018

April 18th, 2019

Total sales surged 8.9% to $654.3B, led by a 13.2% increase in fuel sales In-store sales increased 2.2% to a record $242.2 billion Foodservice sales accounted for 22.6% of in-store sales Wages increased 4.4%; the average wage for a store […]

Convenience Meets Healthy: New Grab and Go Trends Emerge

April 17th, 2019

Consumers who shop at convenience stores want fresher, healthier food options. In the nationwide survey of more than 1,000 consumers, 1 in 3 Americans would frequent a convenience store more if it offered healthy snack items. The study also found […]

U.S. restaurants see growth from millennial parents: NPD

April 16th, 2019

Millennials with children are proving to be a growth segment for the nation’s restaurants, especially considering that the entire foodservice industry experienced flat traffic growth last year. A new report from NPD Group found that […]

The Next Wave of Menu Transparency

April 15th, 2019

This year, we can expect the demand for menu transparency to evolve as consumers express the need for new product insights and increased expectations. Mintel predicts that consumers will require complete and total transparency from […]

Major League Baseball Fans Will Enjoy 18.3 Million Hot Dogs and Nearly Four Million Sausages at Ballparks in 2019

April 14th, 2019

When it comes to what we eat at Major League Baseball (MLB) parks, the top dogs for well over a century have been hot dogs and sausages—and once again, they will reign supreme in 2019. […]

3 Tips for Making Menus Cleaner

April 13th, 2019

Consumers continue to show interest in clean, natural ingredients on restaurant menus. It’s easy to see why: Mandatory nutrition labeling for chain restaurant menus has pushed the idea of transparency to the forefront. Now that […]

Recipes of the Month for April – Beef Tamales!

April 12th, 2019

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Restaurateurs indicate same-store sales, traffic were contributors; almost half say they expect sales to rise over next six months.

April 11th, 2019

Citing softer same-store sales and customer traffic, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index declined in January. The RPI was at 101.2, down 0.4 percent from 101.6 in December. According to the RPI’s results, 52 […]

Bananas top consumer preference among fruits

April 10th, 2019

Tom Karst March 18, 2019 03:49 PM Behind only potatoes in frequency of consumer purchases, bananas are tied with apples as the most popular fruit commodity in The Packer’s Fresh Trends 2019 survey. Bananas top […]

At Baltimore restaurants, black women rarely hold positions of power. Here’s what they’re doing to change that

April 7th, 2019

Bar Vasquez general manager Charisse Nichols has been referred to as a racial epithet, repeatedly mistaken for the hostess and even spat upon. As an African-American woman and a leader at the upscale Argentine restaurant […]

ALL RESTAURANTS WIN DURING MARCH MADNESS, NEW RESEARCH SHOWS

April 6th, 2019

The March college basketball playoffs have emerged as a significant sales opportunity for restaurants far beyond the heavily marketed national chains, even if they don’t have a hometown team in the tournament, according to new […]

The 4 Best Ways for Restaurants to Draw in Traffic

April 5th, 2019

Increasing competition and customer expectations for consistent, quality service at restaurants makes getting people in the door more difficult than ever in today’s market. Competition created by new establishments and constant scrutiny via social media […]

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