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Ensure Your Employees Are Supported During The Pandemic

The COVID pandemic has taken its toll on businesses and their employees, adding more stress, decreasing morale, and disrupting cohesion. By supporting your employees during the pandemic, you’ll promote a safer, happier work environment. Ways You Can Support Your Employees During the Pandemic There are several ways you can support your employees in a meaningful way during the pandemic: Show Appreciation Make sure to recognize your employees with praise and appreciation for all they are doing. Communicate and Collaborate Safely To make sure everyone is socially distant and safe, utilize alternative communication channels. OSHA recommends everyone covers coughs and sneezes and engages in regular

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Strategies for Restaurants to Increase Sales

Despite our new normal, this is the time of year people love to eat out. Here are a few tips to help increase sales during this time and all the time. Go the extra mile and set up online ordering. Many customers want to be out, but many still do not feel safe to do so. Convenience has always been a significant driver in sales, and online ordering is 26% more lucrative than walk-in or call-in orders.   Also, in the name of convenience, up your technology game. Tech-savvy customers want to engage with tech even in their dining experience. Consider

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Many Shelf-Stable Products See Strong Sales Growth in 2020

Grocery stores and foodservice operators have seen consistent fluctuation in demand through the COVID-19 pandemic. Varying levels of lockdown and quarantine have impacted how, and where, consumers are eating their meals. The start of the pandemic brought a shift within the supply chain, as many grocers faced shortages due to heavy demand and hoarding from consumers. Some grocers purchased products from restaurant suppliers to keep their inventory steady, as foodservice sales initially plummeted. While foodservice has rebounded as restaurants have opened back up, the retail grocery industry continues to see strong sales figures. Industry experts have estimated that close to 70%

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Queso, Queso, and More Queso!

Hispanic-style food is booming with popularity. C-stores continue to add fresh taco bars throughout the country and many restaurants rely on nachos and chips to bolster their appetizer menu. There is one easy way to instantly improve any taco bar or appetizer menu…queso! Queso is a customer favorite that adds rich flavor in every bite. It can be utilized as the perfect finishing touch to any taco or celebrated as the tastiest dip to enjoy with chips on the menu. Quality queso is an important ingredient to enhance your selection of hispanic-style food, and Chairmans is your partner to do

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Consumer Grocery Trends from the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way millions of people shop for groceries. It is imperative that retail grocers stay at the forefront of new advancements and top trends to deliver their customers maximum value. Here are 5 trends from the pandemic that retail grocers must be aware of: The effectiveness of apps – Mobile applications are an effective platform to display product information and provide digital shortcuts that improve the virtual grocery shopping experience. Optimization of picking virtual orders – Fulfilling a high volume of e-commerce orders can be an inefficient process that crowds aisles for your in-person shoppers. Weigh the pros

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Comfort Classics from Chairmans!

It’s that time of the year again! Fall brings cooler temperatures, leaves on the ground, and a burning desire for a hearty meal every night. Easy dinners are becoming more and more valuable, as hours of Zoom meetings or digital classes can be a tremendous energy drain. Bringing home a meal for the entire family to gather around and enjoy has never been easier with Chairmans Foods. At Chairmans, we offer a wide variety of specialty entrées, soups and chilis, vivacious veggies, and delectable sides. Our products carry tremendous flavor and rich texture that will elicit all your favorite memories

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2020 is the Year of Comfort Food

2020 has been a tumultuous year to say the least. To get through the tough times of the COVID-19 pandemic, new data suggests people have turned to food, and more specifically, comfort food. A new study, surveying the food habits of 2,000 Americans, found that comfort food is more popular than ever. 66% of respondents reported an increase in comfort food consumption since the start of the pandemic. This includes beloved favorites such as pizza, hamburgers, ice cream, Mac and cheese, and spaghetti and meatballs. Here are other key takeaways from the report: 41% associate comfort food with happiness 85% gained

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Create a Hearty Breakfast with Chairmans!

Although we have now entered fall and everything it has to offer: colder weather, spooky nights, and everything pumpkin, breakfast continues to be a staple that everyone looks forward to each morning. It starts the day off right and leaves you satisfied for hours, giving you the nutrients to get everything you need to do. No matter the weather or occasion, Chairmans Foods has every occasion covered for you. Ensuring that you have the right items on your menu to please customers is easy when you choose to work with Chairmans. Chairmans Foods offers a variety of different items that

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Embrace These Tips to Succeed through COVID-19

October 2020 marks the 8th month that the COVID-19 pandemic will impact dozens of industries. From employees donning face coverings and a dramatic pivot towards to-go ordering, foodservice looks much different than it did in February. Businesses that have succeeded through the pandemic quickly adapted to the new “normal” and continued providing value to their customers. Here are helpful tips that foodservice operators and employees must embrace to effectively operate through COVID-19 health measures: Expect COVID-based changes to be in place for the long-term Demonstrate how you are operating safely Focus on employee training Develop safer ways to serve your

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Get Ahead with the Plant-Forward Trend!

The plant-forward diet has moved well beyond a fad…it is a nationwide revolution that more and more customers embrace everyday. No longer does one need to identify as a “vegan” or “vegetarian” to enjoy fresh plant-based meals; the NPD Group estimates that 90% of plant-based eaters do not carry these labels. Demand for meatless meals has never been higher, and grocery retailers and restaurants must now deliver on this demand to meet and exceed customer expectations. Chairmans Foods offers a number of tasty options promised to bolster any collection of plant-forward food. This selection is highlighted by inventive items from

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