FER Scores Big Again With Top Editorial Honors

Strong research, industry expertise, and skilled writing and art direction pay off again for Foodservice Equipment Reports. The magazine is a finalist in three editorial categories in Connectiv’s 64th Annual Jesse H. Neal Awards competition, business publishing’s most prestigious honors. A total of 560 editorial entries were submitted to the awards competition.

FER is the only foodservice equipment industry publication to be honored. Category nominations are:

  • Best Single Issue Of A Tabloid/Newspaper/Magazine: July 2017
  • Best Technical Content: "Why Buy A Blast Chiller?," "Beer Fizz-ics," "Perk Up Your Menu"

Last year, FER won was finalist in four categories and won the top award for Best Instructional Content for the magazine’s “Anatomy Of” series. 

Winners will be revealed at the Neal Awards Luncheon in New York on April 5.

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