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.

                   

How Restaurants Can Commit to Sustainable Seafood

April 24th, 2019

04/01/2019 This potential collapse is being caused by a variety of issues such as overfishing, bycatch, and poor fisheries management. This has caused 57% of the fish species to be fully exploited, meaning the fish are being caught at the same rate […]

Why Healthy Seafood Can Be Lucrative for Restaurants

April 22nd, 2019

04/01/2019 Diners have grown increasingly health conscious over the past few years, and seafood holds a prime place in the nutritional landscape for their lean qualities, functional benefits, and great flavor. And research suggests that seafood also gives restaurants a […]

Restaurant Industry Trendspotters Predict ‘What’s Hot’

April 20th, 2019

03/31/2019 Aiming to forecast food, beverage and culinary concept trends at restaurants nationwide, each year the National Restaurant Association (N.R.A.) publishes its What’s Hot survey of chefs. Based upon responses from approximately 650 American Culinary Federation (A.C.F.) members, Hudson Riehle, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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