Best New and Featured Products Announced For Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo

LOS ANGELES, CA  – Thousands of new products and services from 500 exhibiting companies for restaurants, caterers and foodservice establishments were introduced during this week’s Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, Healthy Food Expo West and Coffee Fest all being held together at the Los Angeles Convention Center.Several Awards were presented, including: The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo is produced by Clarion UX and sponsored by the Restaurant Association (www.calrest.org), and provides industry professionals access to the hottest menu trends, state of the art design and decor, a renowned education program, several culinary demonstrations, and 500+ of the leading vendors and purveyors dedicated to serving the restaurant & foodservice community. For more information, visit www.westernfoodexpo.com The 2019 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo will present their annual Torch and Beacon Awards to two inspirational leaders in the industry on Center Stage during this large West Coast gathering for the food and beverage industry. … The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Education Program will include five tracks – Bar & Beverage, Building a Winn...

Moncton’s SPCA has taken in nearly 300 cats since mid-August, forcing the organization to offer discounts

Moncton’s SPCA has taken in nearly 300 cats since mid-August, forcing the organization to offer discounts on adoption fees and place the felines in cages normally reserved for dogs.  “It’s probably the first time we’ve been this full,” said Crystal Webb, an animal attendant and receptionist at Moncton’s SPCA. The SPCA is offering a discount price of $50 off cats and kittens to encourage people to adopt. It normally costs $110 to adopt a cat and $185 to adopt a kitten.  Webb said the discount prices have reduced the number of cats at the shelter to 189 in the last couple weeks. “We’re getting there,” she said. “We were overflowing, so it certainly helps. Every cat out the door is a blessing.”  Webb said the high volume of cats has been taxing on the staff, too, Staff members have had to spend more time caring for all the felines.  Some of the cats have been placed in dogs kennels, collapsable dog cages and rabbit cages while they await adoption.  The influx of cats and kittens in Moncton may be because not enough felines are being spayed and neutered, Webb said. She also said more cats tend to give birth near the ...

New Coke Was a Debacle. It’s Coming Back. Blame ‘Stranger Things.’

New Coke, the soft drink that drew a nationwide backlash in 1985, is back. And the credit, or blame, for the return of Coca-Cola’s greatest folly goes to Netflix. A limited supply of the vintage beverage will be available starting on Thursday as part of a robust promotional campaign related to the coming season of “Stranger Things,” the supernatural thriller set in the 1980s. New Coke will also appear in several episodes of the show. Representatives of both companies said no money changed hands in that product-placement deal. The return of the failed drink comes as Netflix ramps up its corporate partnerships and merchandising deals in an effort to recruit even more people to the streaming service, which has 149 million paid subscribers worldwide. Netflix said it had reached agreements with roughly 75 brands to spread the word about one of its biggest hits. Because of the new push, which rivals the campaigns for summertime blockbusters, “Stranger Things” may be hard to avoid in the coming weeks. H&M and other retailers will sell clothes that replicate what the show’s characters wear. Baskin-Robbins will serve new flavors referencing the program’s Scoops Ahoy ice cream parlor....