Consumer Tracker Raises Hopes for Dining-In Renaissance

11/18/2022

Prospects are dubious for restaurant patrons to return to previous high levels of dining in versus carrying out. Dining in is likely to grow from current levels, however, as some defection to takeout subsides and the overall restaurant market grows. A leading consumer trend analyst who advises foodservice operators offered this forecast in a Nov. 1 webinar.

In Other News this Week

10/28/2022

Additional recent headlines from consumer media of interest to linen, uniform and facility services operators, and especially readers of Textile Services Weekly.

Virtual Roundtables Engage Members in Sharing Experience

10/14/2022

Smaller group interaction moderated by TRSA leaders and a focus on impacts of inflation on the industry marked the Oct. 12-13 TRSA market-specific virtual roundtables on Zoom, keeping a steady flow of conversation for each hour-long discussion as members shared their experience with issues related to labor, supply chain, customer communications and more.

Registration Close Imminent for Oct. 12-13 Virtual Roundtables

10/07/2022

Take an hour to meet with the best contacts to get ideas for performance improvement by participating in a TRSA Virtual Roundtable on Wednesday, Oct. 12 or Thursday, Oct. 13. These customer-industry market-specific events will emphasize information-sharing by industry executives and managers in small-group discussions of today’s most pressing operational challenges.

Textile Market: Vendors Wary of Pakistani Flood Impact

09/09/2022

A recent flood disaster in Pakistan that has impacted 33 million people and claimed the lives of 1,300-plus victims, also threatens the future availability of cotton-based or blended textile goods made in that country, which is the world’s fifth-largest producer of cotton at 980,000 tons annually.

Alsco Co-CEO to Retire after 43 Years    

06/20/2022

On June 30, Kevin Steiner will retire from his role as Co-CEO of Alsco Uniforms, Salt Lake City. Steiner will remain an Alsco employee, but without day-to-day responsibilities. He also will remain a member of Alsco’s Board of Directors and on Board Committees, according to a news release.

O’Neil Named TRSA Operator Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

06/10/2022

The Executive Committee of TRSA’s Board of Directors recently voted to honor Brian O’Neil, president of California Linen Services, Pasadena, CA, with the association’s highest honor, the TRSA Operator Lifetime Achievement Award. O’Neil will receive the award on Sept. 15 at TRSA’s Annual Awards Dinner held in conjunction with its Annual Conference in Nashville, TN.

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