Supplier en NAMA panorama: 13 exotic products from the recent national vending show <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Here's a baker's dozen of products featured at the NAMA OneShow that might interest operators in onsite foodservice markets.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Supplier Vending Mon, 18 Apr 2016 12:54:00 +0000 61461 at Starbucks to Become a Real Smoothie Operator <div class="field-deck"> Company partners with yogurt maker Dannon on line of smoothies and parfaits. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Following a successful pilot test last year, Starbucks and Dannon are partnering on introducing a line of smoothies and parfaits at 4,300 Starbucks units in the Northwest and Northern California, plus select grocery store locations nationwide. Made with Starbucks&#39; Evolution Fresh cold-pressed juice and Dannon yogurt, the initial menu includes three flavors: strawberry, mango carrot and a green-vegetable-and-fruit (mango and banana) concoction called Sweet Greens. The expansion follows a pilot test last year of the Evolution Fresh smoothie.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Supplier Private Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:47:00 +0000 46731 at Sysco responds to FTC’s move to block US Foods merger <div class="field-byline"> Jonathan Maze </div> <div class="field-deck"> Agency cites harm to customers in local markets. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Agency cites harm to customers in local markets</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business & Industry Colleges & Universities Healthcare K-12 Schools Supplier Private Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:08:00 +0000 45191 at FTC to Sue to Block Sysco/US Foods Deal <div class="field-deck"> Proposed distributor mega-merger apparently now on life support. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The Federal Trade Commission has filed an administrative complaint against Sysco Corp. and US Foods and will seek a federal court order to block the proposed merger of the two companies, <a href="" target="_blank">reports</a> Bloomberg News.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Supplier News & Trends Private Thu, 19 Feb 2015 20:27:00 +0000 45161 at Report: Regulators "Skeptical" About Sysco/US Foods Merger <div class="field-deck"> The long-delayed mega distributor deal may face more pushback. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="">proposed merger deal</a> between Sysco Corp. and top competitor US Foods faced more potential hurdles following a meeting between company representatives and regulators from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), according to a <a href="" target="_blank">report</a> in the <em>New York Post</em>.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Supplier News & Trends Private Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:59:00 +0000 45011 at Sysco, PFG Reach Deal on Divestiture of Distribution Centers <div class="field-deck"> Upon completion of proposed Sysco/US Foods merger, Sysco would spin off 11 facilities to satisfy regulators. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Sysco Corp. has reached a definitive agreement to sell 11 facilities currently operated by proposed acquisition target US Foods to Performance Food Group contingent on consummation of the <a href="" target="_blank">proposed merger</a> announced in December 2013.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Supplier News & Trends Private Mon, 02 Feb 2015 12:59:00 +0000 44781 at DSS/CBORD Software Integration Streamlines VA Patient Meal Service <div class="field-deck"> Interface will allow the Dept. of Veterans Affairs medical centers to connect CBORD's patient foodservice technology directly with VistA, the VA's electronic health record. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Technology vendors CBORD and Document Storage Systems have collaborated to develop an interface that will allow the Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMC) to connect CBORD&#39;s Patient Foodservice Technology directly with VistA, the VA&#39;s electronic health record. The initiative allows for real-time ADT and diet order updates and is critical to ensure food safety and streamline workflows.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Supplier Private Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:13:00 +0000 44221 at Top Five Stories of 2014 <div class="field-deck"> From school lunch battles to technology’s growing impact, these are the five stories that shaped the onsite foodservice industry in 2014. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>From school lunch battles to technology’s growing impact, these are the five stories that shaped the onsite foodservice industry in 2014. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Back to School Business & Industry Colleges & Universities Contractors Healthcare K-12 Schools Market Trends Opinions Supplier News & Trends Private Wed, 31 Dec 2014 16:03:00 +0000 43781 at Thinkstock Report: Sysco Poised to Complete US Foods Deal <div class="field-deck"> Cost would be sale of around $5 billion in assets to set up Performance Food Group as national competitor. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Mega-distributor Sysco Corp. is poised to complete its <a href="" target="_blank">previously announced</a> merger with its largest rival, US Foods, but at the cost of selling assets worth around $5 billion to another competitor, Performance Food Group, in order to satisfy regulators, <a href="" target="_blank">reports</a> the <em>New York Post</em>.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Supplier Private Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:52:00 +0000 43571 at Cashless Option Boosts Vending Firm's Sales 17% Year to Year <div class="field-deck"> Five Star Food Service continues rollout of ePort devices on another 3,000 machines in the next few months after initial success. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>An analysis of the first three months, post-installation, of ePort cashless devices on approximately 2,500 vending machines operated by Five Star Food Service indicates a 17% year-over-year increase in top line cash and cashless sales. Five Star, a full-service vending, micro-markets, office refreshment services and corporate dining firm that is also the largest Canteen franchisee in the United States, recently completed the installation of an initial 3,000 ePort cashless payment devices. It is currently working with vendor USA Technologies, Inc.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contractors Supplier News & Trends Private Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:51:00 +0000 43371 at