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Frozen Assets

— By Ian Eyberg — Secure servers in foodservice: how to freeze the hackers out cold. 2018 was a record-breaking year for data breaches. Everyone from Facebook to Marriott to even Google suffered and continues to suffer. What’s the rub?

Modern Warfare

— By Shane McCoy — How technological developments are changing pest management. Pest management is an ancient practice, one that has existed since crops have been cultivated for food. Just because it’s been around since the beginning of time, though,

Local History

— By Jennifer Morris —   Fast-casual concepts breathing new life into historic buildings.   In the competitive restaurant industry, it’s often a challenge for concepts to break away from the pack. The dining experience and brand identity aren’t solely

LED Conversion

— By David Goodwin —   Should I retrofit my sign with LED lights?   The commercial sign market has experienced a watershed shift in the use of one of a sign’s crucial components. Fluorescent bulbs long were the favored

In the Mix

— By Borja del Nido and Brian Cook —   Retail continues to grow through mixed-use developments.   The retail industry is in the middle of a major transition. Traditional, pure retail developments are decreasing, but that doesn’t mean retail

Brand Ambassador

— By Belinda O’Kelly — How to captivate ‘captive’ audiences at airports with stunning design. The thing that makes the design industry interesting is that our world as a context is constantly changing, and in turn, the changes influence design.

‘Air’ Apparent

— By William Gagnon — High-speed hand dryers offer total solution for retail restroom challenges. Cleanliness and general appearance are top concerns for successful retail and restaurant establishments, which often rely on positive brand reputation and word-of-mouth advertising to keep

Realities of Retail Pest Problems

— By Angela Tucker, Ph.D. — It’s not just a restaurant problem: Here are some common pests in retail facilities. With frequent deliveries, changing inventories and new visitors every day, retailers face a unique set of pest control challenges and

Do You See What I See?

— By Carol L. Carey — It’s also what’s OUTSIDE that counts with customers. Your company has prepared by making sure the market research has been done, you have all the latest gadgets, toys, clothing and items everyone would want

Safety First

— By John Goetz — Establishing a food safety culture with chemical dispensers.   In a 2017 study published by Kline & Company, food safety compliance in commercial kitchens and food preparation areas was rated as the Number 1 emerging

Peak Efficiency

— By Jay Black — LEDs are the secret to success when it comes to reducing facility costs. Facility maintenance and management can no doubt be expensive, hence why many managers are left to find options that can help them

Going Digital

— By Jesse Wood — How document management software can help the restaurant industry. When your entire business is focused on bringing customers the services they need, paperwork often feels like it just gets in the way. However, in the

Floor Care Fundamentals

— By Mike Weber — Improve your total finished floor care program. They say that a first impression is usually what sticks, no matter what changes or upgrades are made later. When people enter your business, the first things they’re

Silver Linings

— By Bradley Vanover — When epoxy pipe restoration makes (dollars and) sense. The first call to our national facilities maintenance group was an emergency. Sewage was backing up into the restroom of a major department store. Not good for

Facilities as Strategic Assets

— By Dan Diehl — Navigating the digital transformation of building products and services. The building products, services and solutions industry is being transformed. Like many industries before it, the market for commercial building products, services and solutions (BPSS) is

Premium POS Support

— By Del Williams — Streamlining reporting, monitoring and operations requires a flexible POS system and quick, supportive vendor response. In the quick-service restaurant (QSR) arena, both established and emerging franchises understand the importance of choosing the right POS system

Concrete Answers

— By Wade Christensen — Preserve the value of your concrete floor. One of the most valuable assets of any commercial building is the concrete floor. It’s also the most likely abused. From restaurants and supermarkets to shopping malls and

Roof Reliability

— By Richard Rast, BLUEFIN, LLC — Why roof preservation matters for retail and restaurant industries and the best solution to preserve roof life. Is your facility or building property protected from weather and unintended abuse threatening its roof? When

Permits & Processes

— By David Goodwin — What is the process and timeline for making a sign? By its nature, the commercial sign-making process does not enjoy a simple timetable. Every sign is different and so are the circumstances that surround its

Don’t Waste This Chance

— By Ray Hatch — Turn changing regulations into new opportunities. As cities and states begin pushing harder toward their zero-waste goals, new regulations are being put into effect that will change the way businesses operate. For restaurants and food

Evolution of LVT

— By Aaron Hartung — The vinyl flooring market is evolving: Here’s what you need to know in 2019. If you’ve read about the commercial vinyl flooring market lately, then you know demand for vinyl flooring products is growing at

Comfort Zone

— By Steve Tudhope — AutoZone goes the extra mile to reduce energy usage and drive the future. Memphis, Tennessee-based AutoZone is the leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories with more than 6,200 retail stores in the United

Monitor & Maintain

5 roof maintenance tips for retail and restaurant facility managers.

Truck Show

Behind the scenes of food truck safety.

The ABCs of PPE

Your roofing contractor’s safety practices are your business.