It was our pleasure to join colleagues and customers at the 44th Annual Amusement & Theme Park Food Service Conference at Hersheypark. Fred Singer addressed attendees, zeroing in on the tools at our fingertips as we face supply chain and industry challenges and suggesting concrete steps to plan for success in the coming year.
Over the last six months, we have seen an emergence of issues challenging our customers. Difficulty securing labor, supply chain shortages, and the rapidly rising costs of labor and supplies are first to come to mind. From our continuous conversations with the manufacturing and shipping communities, we believe that current supply chain challenges will persist through much of 2022. Not welcome news, but it is better to understand the future so we can make our best plans to be successful in the coming year.
Fred Singer, President and CEO of Singer Equipment, announces the acquisition of the business of Thompson & Little. Located in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Thompson & Little is one of the largest foodservice equipment and supplies dealers in the Southeastern United States.
Since April 1st, In Thyme Catered Events has been serving over 1000 meals per week to frontline workers and patients at the newly created field hospital at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ. As one of the first facility conversions needed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, many challenges had to be overcome to rapidly set up operations, provide meals and protect those who worked there. Singer is proud to have provided supplies and personal protective equipment to In Thyme in support of this initiative.
Epicurean Garage, a Singer customer, raised $15,000 for the Chester County Food Bank. Together with Locust Lane Craft Brewery and generous private donors, they donated money for each takeout order received during the last two weekends.