Most Popular News Stories of 2020

As we look forward to a fresh start in the coming year—holding the promise of a COVID-19 vaccine, a digital evolution in foodservice and the potential safe return of in-person events—we also look back at a year marked by disruption, innovation and resilience. Here, some of FER’s top news stories of 2020.

 

1. NAFEM Announces New Dates, Location for 2021

Association decides to move event from planned New Orleans location.

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2. 11 Women Leading the Way in E&S

Meet some of the top women shaping the foodservice equipment and supplies industry.

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3. Suppliers Confront the Coronavirus Crisis Head On

Despite rough times ahead for the restaurant industry, Brad Wasserstrom tells FER there is hope, too.

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4. 7 Ghost Kitchens You May Not Know About

Though this article originally ran in 2019, the focus on ghost kitchens this year kept it popular in 2020.

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5. Focus On: K-12 Foodservice

Schools focus on meal pickup sites now, and look for ways to safely feed students when they return.

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6. 2020 Kitchen Innovations Award Recipients Announced

From devices to improve delivery efficiency to rice-cooking breakthroughs, read about this year’s big advancements in kitchen innovation.

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7. Diversified Realigns Portfolio

Brands will consolidate under either TundraFMP or AllPoints units.

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8. Commercial Foodservice Sales Plunge

MAFSI’s Q2 report showed a historic downturn and looked to what’s ahead.

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9. College and University Dining Operations Retool to Meet Safety Standards

Operators prepare to reopen with creative service models that put safety first.

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10. Top Dealers Are Ready for the New Normal

They’re working to ensure operators are equipped to provide foodservice—whatever that looks like.

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