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Highlights of the JUNE 2011 Issue


TRADE SHOW PREVIEW:
NRA Show 2011 — The International Foodservice Marketplace

Military hospitality and foodservice professionals will gather in Chicago, Ill., for the 92nd edition of the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show. The event is scheduled from May 22-25 at McCormick Place.

An estimated 60,000 attendees will be able to connect with leading restaurateurs, celebrity chefs and industry experts, explore emerging industry trends and discover newly launched products and services from more than 1,800 exhibitors. Read more...


SUMMER BEVERAGES — Cooling Down In Hot Weather

With summer on the horizon, military clubs and other Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) facilities are getting ready to serve their customers ice cold beverages to beat the heat.


In addition, Class Six stores and package stores will be filled with cold beverages on their shelves to quench the thirst of servicemembers and their families during the scorching summer months.


A variety of cold beverages will be consumed during the summer months, including water, carbonated soft drinks, beer and other alcoholic beverages, energy drinks, iced tea and fruit juice. Read more...

 

GOING GREEN:
Sustainable Cleaning

To help lodging facility managers reduce building contaminants, minimize environmental impact and lower the overall cost to clean, Nilfisk-Advance — a manufacturer of commercial and industrial floor-cleaning equipment — offers a variety of equipment that meets the requirements for a sustainable cleaning equipment certification program. ...


RFID Technology Moves Locking Systems Into Future

Radio frequency identification (RFID) locking technology has begun to emerge as a preferred option to replace magnetic-stripe readers due to the flexibility it provides.


VingCard Elsafe, a hospitality security provider and part of the Assa Abloy Hospitality Group, features a customizable line of RFID contact-less locking systems called Signature RFID and Classic RFID. Both products offer the same advanced technology, with Classic RFID designed to retrofit existing electronic key readers, and the sleeker Signature RFID intended for new-build and renovated facilities. ...


Eco-Green Pillows

A-1 Textiles, a full-service supplier of towels, linens, pillows and other hospitality products, has introduced the Golden Memory Eco Green Down Alternative Pillow. This pillow is manufactured by Hollander Home Fashion and is made out of recycled plastic water bottles. ...


Valley Forge Introduces Upholstery Fiber

Valley Forge Fabrics, Inc. (GSA Contract# GS-28F-8062H), a supplier of decorative upholstery fabrics for the hospitality industry, has introduced a natural fiber for upholstery that passes Association of Contract Textiles (ACT) standards. ...


Read more on Going Green...