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.

              

Men, young adults most likely to shop online for groceries

March 31st, 2017

Although online grocery shoppers can be found across all demographic groups, they are more likely to be younger men, ages 18-44, according to a recent report on online grocery shopping by The NPD Group. Amazon Prime members and young adults […]

Challenging year predicted for West Coast shrimp

March 30th, 2017

Bottom of Form NEWPORT – A recent report by a well-known shrimp, crab, and lobster market analyst, concludes that prices for cold water shrimp are “declining in all markets.” Lower catch volumes in 2016 coupled with slower sales have led […]

#eatclean: How Instagram is fueling the healthy-living brand boom

March 28th, 2017

Planning to try that hot new aqua-yoga class or eyeing a subscription to that organic food delivery service? Chances are you first discovered it on Instagram, just like an Austin-based copywriter, who learned about the Whole30 diet on the platform. One of […]

How self-serve kiosks can rescue corporate dining — part 1

March 27th, 2017

While self-serve kiosks are already used in numerous restaurants to improve the speed of service and labor efficiency, kiosks are now being used to help revive another sector of the foodservice industry — onsite corporate dinning. Employee restaurant services have […]

Restaurants Struggling To Hire Bakers

February 24th, 2017

Our hunger for bread and muffins may be insatiable, but grocery stores, restaurants, and pastry shops are increasingly struggling to find one key ingredient: the bakers to make them all. Massachusetts technology firms and health […]

STEAKHOUSES ARE BACK, BUT WITH A TWIST.

February 23rd, 2017

The steakhouse is back, according to a market research firm, and chances are, the steak on your plate will come with a story. Today’s steakhouse menus increasingly feature grass-fed cattle, locally raised animals, heritage varieties, […]

What happened at DC’s restaurants when immigrant workers stayed home?

February 17th, 2017

Jesse Miller prepares a dish Feb. 16 in the kitchen at Bar Pilar, a restaurant on 14th Street in Washington, D.C. Miller’s kitchen staff, all immigrants, went on strike Thursday during a “Day Without Immigrants,” […]

The future of snacking: Consumer behavior and trends

February 9th, 2017

How we eat today bears little resemblance to the nostalgic notion of three balanced meals a day of just a generation ago. The transformative changes occurring in how America’s consumers eat and drink, behaviors with […]

HOWARD COUNTY RESTAURANT WEEKS

January 25th, 2017

HOWARD COUNTY RESTAURANT WEEKS January 23 – February 6, 2017 Participating restaurants’ menus are being posted here. Check back often and don’t forget to make those reservations! Howard County Restaurant Weeks is a bi-annual, 15 […]

Consumers Bounce Back In Willingness To Pay For Food

January 19th, 2017

After a dip in December, consumer willingness-to-pay (WTP) increased for all food products rebounded, with all food products experiencing gains of at least 7 percent, according to the latest Food Demand Survey from Ohio State University. […]

Five ways food will be consumed in 2017

January 18th, 2017

How and where people source meals and the attributes and environment that consumers choose to spend their money on are ever-changing. According to The NPD Group, here are five overarching trends to watch in 2017: […]

The industry mourns the loss of Foodservice Monthly Editor, Michael Birchenall

January 12th, 2017

Michael Birchenall, editor and publisher of Foodservice Monthly, dies at 68 By Becky Krystal / January 10, 2017 / Original Article: WashingtonPost.com Michael Birchenall, the editor and publisher of restaurant industry publication Foodservice Monthly and […]

Report: Consumers Demand Retailers Assist Them on Their Health, Wellness Journey

December 30th, 2016

As consumers strive to live more healthful lifestyles, their purchasing behaviors are changing rapidly, driving every buying decision. More than ever, consumers want—and expect—retailers and manufacturers to assist them on their health and wellness journey […]

5 Steps to Develop Holiday Facebook ads for your restaurant

December 28th, 2016

The holidays are almost here! Let current and prospective customers know about your festive holiday offerings. Promote your private party spaces, brand merchandise and gift cards on your social media pages, and make it easy […]

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