Writtten By: Convenience store news Magazine
ORLANDO, Fla. – The 2013 NAFEM Show kicked off yesterday with more than 500 foodservice equipment exhibitors filling over 760,000 square feet in the Orlando Convention Center. Distributors, manufacturers, consultants, end users and other attendees at the event, organized by the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM), represent all areas of the foodservice industry, from convenience stores to fine-dining restaurants.
CSNews Online made the rounds on the expo floor, checking out the latest and greatest equipment geared to the convenience channel, which has been rapidly increasing its presence and impact on the overall foodservice industry. Energy efficiency, water savings and minimal countertop footprints were among the attributes being touted in the equipment designed with the c-store market in mind. A number of auto-timed, mix-your-own milkshake and smoothie blenders were also on display.