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 Verigo Data Loggers Approved For Use On Commercial Aircraft Under New FAA Advisory Circular 91.21-1D
by Verigo
Posted: Friday, December 1, 2017 at 3:26PM EST

New FAA Advisory Circular 91.21-1D released on October 27th, 2017 deem bluetooth devices like Verigo’s wireless “Pod” dataloggers safe for on board commercial aircraft. Per the FAA, AC 91.21 “provides aircraft owners, operators, and the flying public with information and guidance to comply with Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 91, § 91.21. Section 91.21 was established because of the potential for Portable Electronic Devices (PED) to interfere with aircraft navigation or communications systems, and prohibits the operation of PED’s not installed aboard U.S.-registered civil aircraft while operating under instrument flight rules (IFR).”


 Blue Apron Appoints Brad Dickerson As Chief Executive Officer
by Blue Apron
Posted: Friday, December 1, 2017 at 3:26PM EST

Blue Apron Holdings, Inc. today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has appointed Brad Dickerson as President and Chief Executive Officer. He will assume day-to-day leadership of the Company and will also join Blue Apron’s Board of Directors. Dickerson, a consumer and capital markets veteran, has served as Blue Apron’s Chief Financial Officer since he joined the Company in February 2016. Matt Salzberg, Blue Apron’s co-founder, has stepped down from his role as President and Chief Executive Officer and has been named Executive Chairman. Salzberg will also continue to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors. T


 Frank Case Of Performance Foodservice Receives 2017 Mike Roach Leadership Award
by International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA)
Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 3:48PM EST

Frank Case, executive vice president at Performance Foodservice, Temple, TX, was presented the 2017 Mike Roach Leadership Award during the IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference. Case was one of 34 students in the 2017 IFDA Executive Development Program at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, and the award is presented to the top student contributor based on a survey of participants and professors. Performance Foodservice is a division of Performance Food Group, headquartered in Richmond, VA.


 Quick Service Burger & Gourmet Coffee Chains Drive Uptick In US Foodservice Traffic In Third Quarter
by The NPD Group
Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 3:48PM EST

After six consecutive quarters of flat or negative traffic, strong growth at quick service (QSR) burger and gourmet coffee chains drove total foodservice industry traffic into positive territory — up 1 percent — in the quarter ending September, reports The NPD Group, a leading global information company.


 New Realities Of Shifting Consumer Needs And Marketplace Disruption Are Shaping Eating Patterns 
by The NPD Group
Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 3:48PM EST

Shifting consumer attitudes, behaviors, and demographics; an evolving marketplace with ongoing channel and digital disruptions; and increasing competition for consumer mindshare and dollars are changing the playing field for food companies and foodservice operators, reports The NPD Group, a leading global information company. The key shifts are how consumers shop, define convenience, use restaurants and foodservice outlets, and personalize health and wellness, according to NPD’s recently released Eating Patterns in America report.



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