Foodservice Equipment Reports


Meeting season is at its peak for dealer buying groups and associations. A quick roundup:

  • Excell Marketing Group’s Annual Buying Conference is next week, April 25-30 in San Diego.
  • Int’l. Foodservice Equipment Distributors (IFED) just wrapped up its Spring Conference, April 11-13 in Dallas.
  • National Equipment & Supply Association (NESA) held its Spring Member Meeting Feb. 9 in Orlando, Fla.
  • NexGen Procurement Group hosted its Spring Leadership Meeting March 7-10 in Dallas.
  • NISSCO Restaurant Dealer Group’s 2011 Buying & Networking Conference was March 23-26 in New Orleans.
  • PRIDE Marketing & Procurement just concluded its April 4-8 Spring Conference in Denver.
  • Supply & Equipment Foodservice Alliance (SEFA) held its training-focused national sales conference in Galveston, Texas, March 9-12 and concluded its 25th Annual Partnership Conference in Maui, April 10-15.

Coming up in May:

  • Allied Buying Corp. (ABC) meets May 3-6 in San Diego. 
  • National Association of Food Equipment Dealers (NAFED) meets May 4-6 for its Vendor/Principal Conference in Charleston, S.C.

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