Pizza Expo News

April 1, 2016

Expo Spotlight: Pizza Expo Rocks Las Vegas!

I want to personally thank all of the pizza professionals who attended International Pizza Expo 2016. This year’s show was undoubtedly the biggest and best Pizza Expo ever held, with a show floor the size of nearly six football fields, 470 exhibiting companies and 1,100 booths all devoted to America’s favorite food — pizza! Pizza… Read More

March 17, 2016

Good Morning America goes inside Pizza Expo 2016

Good Morning America showcased the excitement of International Pizza Expo 2016, calling it the “Super Bowl of Pizza”. GMA toured the show floor and the competition areas. World Pizza Champion, restaurateur and Pizza Today columnist Tony Gemignani was live via satellite for an exclusive. Acrobatic dough-tossing prodigies Michael and Nicolas Testa demonstrated their skills live at Time… Read More

March 14, 2016

Promotions: A “Got-to,” Not a “Want-to”

Two and a half years ago I sold my pizzeria. It wasn’t planned, but the money I was offered for the business was more than I could turn down. It was a tough decision, and I knew I would miss it. But I’d always wanted to get more involved in consulting for other restaurants, and… Read More

March 1, 2016

Maximize Your Pizza Expo Experience

This month, the beast that is International Pizza Expo takes over Las Vegas. If this will be your first trip to the show, you’re probably overwhelmed. And that’s understandable. But fret not: the experience is going to be an educational and eye-opening one. And with these steps, you can maximize your enjoyment and post-show business… Read More

March 1, 2016

Expo Spotlight: It’s Show Time

The pizza world is assembled once again in Las Vegas. You really have to experience Pizza Expo to understand the excitement and interaction that takes place among our attendees and exhibitors each year at our show. Everyone is truly eager and motivated to get into discussions about new products, new technology, the latest industry trends… Read More

February 22, 2016

Keynote: A Minute With Adam Goldberg, Fresh Brothers, L.A.

Rapid growth has always been the goal at Fresh Brothers, which Adam and Debbie Goldberg launched with a single store in Manhattan Beach, California, in 2008 and now includes 14 Los Angeles-area locations, with more on the way. Adam will talk about the career change that got them into pizza and a growth model that… Read More

February 9, 2016

Smash-Hit Marketing Strategies

Forget tough! Competition in the pizzeria business has always been tough. But today competition is fierce. Customers have an abundance of pizzerias to choose from. New competitors are emerging every day armed with great pizza recipes and sophisticated business plans. In this environment, even if you make the best pizza in the world and have… Read More

February 1, 2016

New and Recommended at Pizza Expo 2016

International Pizza Expo Preview You can rely on the fact that every year International Pizza Expo will be the largest, most-dynamic gathering of industry professionals in the world. You can count on seeing nearly every product or service necessary for running a successful pizzeria and being able to sit in on business-building seminars, panel discussions… Read More

February 1, 2016

Expo Spotlight: Power Panels

Our multi-faceted panels rank high amongst the things attendees tell us they most enjoy about their educational experience at International Pizza Expo. This year we’re offering a new-operator favorite on Monday, March 7: “Common Pizzeria Start-Up Mistakes and How to Avoid Them.” Moderated by Pizza Today Editor-in-Chief Jeremy White, this panel takes a lighthearted look… Read More

February 1, 2016

An Invitation From Big Dave Ostrander

IKTA! IKTA! IKTA! Definition: I Know That Already!  — a mental disease that strikes without warning. Primarily affects the self-employed who think there is nothing else to learn. Often misdiagnosed with “Hardening of the Attitudes.” My fellow instructors and I sincerely invite you to join us in Las Vegas this year at the third annual… Read More