US: C&S names Bob Palmer CEO C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc., the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the United States, has appointed Bob Palmer CEO, succeeding Michael A. Duffy in the role. “C&S has been a leader in the rapidly changing grocery industry for over 102 years”, said Rick Cohen, chairman of Keene, New Hampshire-based C&S. “We will continue to drive innovation and adapt to the dynamic market conditions to better serve and support our customers. These unique times have required us to refocus our efforts and priorities”. Source: progressivegrocer.com
US: Fresh food makes pandemic-stressed consumers happy What made consumers happy during the pandemic? Fresh food – at least according to Deloitte. In its new “The Future of Fresh: Patterns from the Pandemic” report, Deloitte found that nine of 10 survey respondents said that fresh food literally makes them happy. The findings were based on interviews of 2,000 adults (age
Hundreds of headlines blare daily warnings about the dreaded “Covid 19” pounds packed on during these long pandemic months. Americans are locked out of their local gyms and yoga studios, locked down in their homes, and locked away from friends and family members for support. What isn’t locked down are the refrigerator and pantry, and comfort food eating is on the rise. What impact is this having on your health, and what can you do about it?
First, the good news: “Much like the myth of the ‘Freshman 15,’ which has been disproven through numerous studies, the ‘Covid 19’ phenomenon is more myth than reality,” declares Jennifer Lombardi, a certified eating disorder psychotherapist at Kaiser Permanente’s Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program in Sacramento. That doesn’t mean
First-of-Its-Kind Partnership Offers Lenders a Full-Cycle Software Solution
IRVING, Texas, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — iQ Decision Engine (iQDE), a subsidiary of TF Holdings, Inc., has partnered with Vergent Loan Management Software to offer a full-cycle solution for lenders that includes integrated software, data and decisioning models.
iQDE is a fintech company whose decisioning software can be used across multiple consumer lending segments, including installment, auto and line of credit loans to automate decisions using highly predictive models to analyze credit and fraud risks. iQDE models are based on over 18 years of decisioning over two million loans, while Vergent offers comprehensive tools to manage portfolios from over 50 years of accumulated experience. With this partnership, the companies provide complementary services and a seamless experience for lenders.
Martin Wong, CEO of TF Holdings said, “Our experience in online consumer lending is unmatched
Suzi Dia, Kitchen Design Consultant, has achieved certification as Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer (AKBD) from NKBA. In 2019, a kitchen designed by Dia was awarded a Contractor of the Year Award for Kitchen Magic by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI.)
J.T. Norman, Director of Business Development, Product and Design Innovation, was certified by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Norman oversees all aspects of design and product development at Kitchen Magic.
The AKBD and ASID certifications are recognized achievements in the competencies necessary for kitchen and bath design. Industry accreditations ensure precise solutions to ensure functional & beautiful results for the customer.
“These individuals are exemplary designers and remodeling specialists that demonstrate the utmost dedication to the kitchen and bath industry and our customers,” said Bacho. He added, “This combination of experience and education ensures that our staff represents the highest qualified professionals in the
By William Kelly, Daily News Staff Writer | Palm Beach Daily News
A Palm Beach County Inspector General’s Office investigation found no evidence that a contractor fraudulently billed the town for the installation and maintenance of crime surveillance cameras.
The town asked the office in August 2019 to investigate its concerns that it paid Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) for work that was not completed.
The inspector general’s office, in its Sept. 22 report, concluded that the town’s project management practices were largely responsible for confusion over billing issues.
“Although we did not find clear evidence of fraud, it does appear that the parties disagree on their interpretation and understanding of the terms of their agreement related to performance and billing,” the report states.
However, the IG’s office said, the investigation revealed “issues that we believe should be addressed: one concerns the town’s project management procedures, and the other concerns the
Dubai: Eltizam Asset Management Group has launched 800TEK to offer home and business owners with a specific set of home, office, and retail maintenance services. It can also provide fit-out project management on behalf of clients.
“800TEK will bridge industry gaps and further expand Eltizam’s reach by providing specialized solutions to manage their spaces and facilities smartly,” said Chris Roberts, CEO of Eltizam. “The company has secured over $19 million in contracts – 800TEK is now setting its sights on expanding across the region in the near future.”
The company will provide B2C services such as MEP maintenance, cleaning, handyman, civil works and sanitization/ Plus, it can deploy in-house specialist services such as façade cleaning, generator maintenance, parking & camera management and leisure services including swimming pool and sports facilities management. 800TEK also offers commercial, residential, and
A management crisis will likely happen for some basement waterproofing contractors following each “once-in-a-lifetime” rain storm. However, even steady rain that persists over days and weeks can be damaging. Mother Nature’s wrath compounds daily difficulties by creating a backlog of problems that may hamper a contractor long after the calming of the storm. For such occurrences, it is vital that contractors develop a strategy for handling proposals, panicked homeowners and the psychology of organizing the promises a contractor must keep in the midst of a storm.
Avoid these time-eating scenarios
Following a rain storm, homeowners want answers. Unfortunately, they often ask questions that a contractor can’t possibly answer. It is common for a panicked homeowner to ask a lot of “what if” questions, especially if their basement is flooded and their neighbor’s is not. These “what if” questions are a waste of time. Without completely ignoring the concerns of a … Read More
The past three years have been the best for the hotel industry in more than two decades and is expected a boom in coming years. Revenue per available room has jumped to 10% approximately as compared to last year, the biggest increase since 1984.
Hotelier who wanted to capture the market share, increase the revenue per available room of their hotel and enhance their guest’s experiences it is suggested to get some remodeling, interior design or hotel renovation work done to make their success their priority.
Just keep in mind hotel remodeling also accounts complete hotel renovation services, such as restaurants, spas, golf courses, marinas, casinos etc.
The hospitality industry relies heavily on the ability to achieve superior ratings from guests. Defining the guest experience depends on many subtle factors such as the bed quality, fabrics, linens, mirrors, the completed hotel interior is essential for success. And it is … Read More