How is the Avocado Shortage Affecting the Restaurant Market?

Here’s what’s behind the sharp rise in avocado prices and how it’s affecting restaurants. Avocados are packed with potassium, monounsaturated oil, B vitamins, folate, and more. Plus, they’re a key ingredient in guacamole, so it’s hardly surprising that demand for avocados has increased over the years. In 2000, 2.21 pounds...

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The Chef’s Essential Pear Guide – Nutrition, Health Benefits & Best Varieties

We have compiled a helpful guide on pears covering nutritional value, health benefits, seasonality, popular varieties, and which ones make for great pie filling! How much do you know about seasonal pears? You might have tried Barlett, the signature sweet pear adored for its rich, juicy consistency, or the petite...

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Making the Most of Grape Season & California’s Specialty Grapes

With the grape season still in full swing in California, it's the best time to talk about specialty grapes and why you shouldn't miss out on this beloved autumn crop. Ah, specialty grapes! Flavorful, versatile, and full of health-enhancing nutrients. Although sometimes considered a classical summer fruit, grapes are equally...

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NYC To Require Proof of Vaccination for Entry to Restaurants Starting September 13

NYC is well set on enforcing its vaccination requirement program for indoor dinings as public health specialists anticipate a spike in Delta strain infections. We hope you've already seen NYC mayor Bill de Blasio's August 3 announcement: The "The Key to NYC Pass" program will be fully enforced this September 13,...

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U.S. Seafood Prices Spike Amid Inflation and Labor Shortage – A New Concern for Restaurants

The inflation-driven seafood price spike is a growing concern in our industry, affecting operations across the entire chain—from suppliers to retail and restaurants. A devastating storm is swiping across the U.S. seafood industry. Rising demand and low availability for many seafood products have caused prices to double for some specialty...

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What are the Benefits of Buying Directly from Local Wholesale Food Suppliers?

How many food wholesalers from your area can you think of? We’re not asking if you’ve visited any local farm to complete a simple purchase. Commuting anywhere is a time-consuming task, and people simply lack the means and energy to question where their groceries are coming from (let alone...

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The Greatest Challenges Facing Food Industry

Thanks to the ongoing vaccine rollout and the long-awaited beginning of the warm season, Covid restrictions have finally relaxed. The global economy has also shown its first encouraging signs of recovery. Great news, right? Unfortunately, not everyone is hurrying to rejoice. Despite this hopeful ambiance and the fact that NYC...

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Important Restaurant Technologies That Are Saving Businesses

Customers dictate the restaurant experience and the expectations that restaurants work to uphold. Due to many of the lasting effects of COVID-19, customers have been engaging more with technology-centered dining experiences, and restaurants are feeling the pressure to digitalize. The restaurant industry is constantly changing and, as a result of...

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Helpful Restaurant Tips for 2021

Being consumed with many struggles over the past year, the restaurant industry has been overwhelmed at the thought of a new year. Though the challenges that arose in 2020 can be overbearing, there are many ideas being discussed about how restaurants can recover and strengthen in 2021. There is...

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The Challenges Facing The Restaurant Industry And What The Future Holds In 2021

This past year has been quite a whirlwind for the restaurant industry. With over a million restaurant locations in the U.S. alone and being worth over 899 billion dollars, this industry was hit harder than any other during the outbreak of COVID-19. The 15.6 million employees in this industry...

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