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Tyson Retail Foodservices is focused on change. Changing the broken deli and what we have to offer our shoppers, to be exact. Shoppers don’t want to buy pieces and parts of meals. They don’t care about your latest new equipment or how cheap you can sell your prepared foods. Shoppers want meals for their family that they are proud to serve. They need to be educated and inspired and we need to execute on our promises to deliver them satisfying meal experiences. That’s the formula. That’s the conversation. www.TysonVelocity.com/ChangingTheConversation
At Hormel Foods Deli By Design, we benefit from over 25 years of foodservice experience, with expertise in delivering versatile, high-quality and innovative protein items that reduce labor and increase profits. Team up with us, and your deli will be better prepared than ever. Learn more at delibydesign.com
Nestlé Professional is a food service dedicated organization with three clear ambitions. To use our global consumer insight to deliver profitable new business ideas for our customers: To build ever closer working relationships with our food service partners; To use the strength of our trusted brands, products and systems to help drive profitable growth and guest satisfaction. By bringing these things together, our goal is to become an intimate partner with our customers. Nestlé Professional will allow every food service professional to feel the support of the world’s largest food and beverage company—a company that offers real solutions that address unique business challenges and opportunities, always valuing operator perspective and input, so in the end we can work together to grow and succeed.
PFSbrands is a 100% employee owned food and equipment company with over 1,000 branded foodservice locations. Our company was founded with our flagship brand which is Champs Chicken. Today we offer the Cooper’s Express brand as well as a customized Private Label Signature program. Our company’s culture is extremely unique and our mission is solely focused on helping others to be more successful. We do it by offering unparalleled levels of support and training, proven processes, some of the highest gross profit margins in your store, and above all, our premium products. We have traditional and innovative menu choices with ingredients tightly controlled for quality, consistency, and flavors your customers will love to help you stand out above any QSR!
Symphony GOLD is the software platform behind some of the most progressive business transformation projects in retail, unifying and optimizing processes that span customer engagement, merchandising & category management, supply chain and retail operations. Our customers grow their revenue and margin by providing personalized shopping experiences, being more relevant through localized, space-aware assortments and pricing, improving inventory availability and enhancing operational productivity.
EGGS familiarity makes them an attractive component in Fresh Protein Snacking Kits, and as a versatile co-star in fresh items like Entrée Salads, Breakfast Sandwiches, and All Day Breakfast menu Items. With one simple food ingredient you already use (and that’s incredibly easy for your staff to handle), EGGS can add variety to your program, and, help you grow profitably! Eggs are the least expensive source of high-quality protein per standard USDA serving. Visit http://www.aeb.org/farmers-and-marketers/protein-comparison American Egg Board will offer Fresh Protein Snacking consumer insight and research, EGG samples, and ideas for your Fresh Prepared Foods programs featuring a variety of easy-to-use precooked egg products.
American Metalcraft is one of the largest foodservice suppliers in the industry. We specialize in a variety of tabletop and buffet products as well as pizza, kitchen and bar supplies. We have customers that range from restaurants and hotels to supermarkets and c-stores. Each year, we introduce hundreds of new items to position ourselves as one of the premier hospitality suppliers in the industry! To learn more about our products, visit our website at www.amnow.com or give us a call at 800-333-9133.
NWPB mission is to increase consumer demand for watermelon through promotion, research and education programs. The Foodservice Program is focused on increasing watermelon menu usage, offering educational and inspirational ideation sessions and menu promotions, among other tools and resources. The Retail Program is focused on sharing best practices of watermelon marketing, merchandising, and handling, to help retailers move more watermelon through year-round promotion. The NWPB is here to increase watermelon usage on Grocerant menus. Although a mature fruit, consumption per capita in the US was an estimated 15.9 pounds in 2016, up from 14.8 pounds in 2015. Watermelon is on trend, currently on 1 in 10 menus having grown 27% since 2013.
For over 50 years, Giovanni Rana has had a simple recipe: use only the highest quality ingredients, combine with industry leading production capabilities with a passion for innovation, to become Italy’s most loved refrigerated pasta. Now available in the US is our offering of frozen artisan quality food service pasta, sauces and meal solutions.
Restaurant Technologies makes commercial kitchens safer, smarter, more efficient and more sustainable with its automated frying oil storage, handling, filtration monitoring and disposal management system. We deliver the fresh oil, our system pumps it to the fryer, pumps the waste oil back out and we pick up the waste for recycling – your employees never need to touch hot oil again. Our newest technology, AutoMist, mitigates the risk of catastrophic fire by automatically cleaning hoods, flues and fans daily through a spray mixture of detergent and water. AutoMist eliminates the hazardous buildup of grease in food service kitchens and keeps hoods, flues and fans clean at all times.
From the invention of the first commercial french fry more than 60 years ago to an innovative product line-up today featuring flame-roasted fruits and vegetables, hearty grains, sweet potato fries, avocados and more, Simplot continues to bring innovation and goodness to the plate. What began with the ingenuity and hard work of J.R. Simplot carries on through the Company’s commitment to the food service industry today. At Simplot, goodness matters.
Ardent Mills is the premier flour-milling and ingredient company whose vision is to be the trusted partner in nurturing its customers, consumers and communities through innovative and nutritious grain-based solutions. From traditional and organic to ancient and heirloom grains, Ardent Mills is your go-to source. Ardent Mills' operations and services are supported by more than 40 flour mills and bakery-mix facilities along with a specialty bakery and Mobile Innovation Center, all located in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.
Avocados From Mexico (AFM), based in Irving, Texas, is the marketing powerhouse behind the Mexican Hass Avocados Importers Association (MHAIA) and the Association of Growers and Packers of Avocados From Mexico (APEAM). A combination of more than 19,000 orchards and a blooming season that lasts all year long enables our growers to offer an uninterrupted supply of fresh avocados, year-round. Bring flavor to the menu 365/24/7, using different avocado techniques and menu ideation. Get more AFM details (and recipes!) at AvocadosFromMexico.com/foodservice.
Potatoes USA is the nation’s potato marketing and research organization. Based in Denver, Colorado, Potatoes USA represents more than 2,500 potato growers and handlers across the country and promotes all forms including fresh, frozen, chipped, dehydrated and seeds. Potatoes USA strives to inspire consumers, retailers, foodservice, food manufacturers and nutrition professionals to use more potatoes here and abroad. Today, as the largest vegetable commodity board, Potatoes USA is proud to be recognized as an innovator in the produce industry. Learn more at PotatoGoodness.com/foodservice.