2009 September: Eye On The Prize

2009 September: Eye On The Prize

Of three pizza competitions won by Jodi Aufdencamp, the first in 2001 was arguably the easiest: held in Columbus, Ohio, a few convenient miles from her shop, Mama Mimi’s Take ‘N Bake Pizza. Forced to carry just one cooler to the contest, Aufdencamp had only to make a great pie. But her trip with husband,More »

2013 March: Expo News

Bill Oakley, Executive Vice President

In today’s business climate, it’s not just about knowing how to produce a quality pizza or understanding your customers’ needs and wants if you want to maintain and grow your pizzeria. Attending an industry trade show is the best vehicle for obtaining new knowledge, insight and ideas that can help you position your pizzeria forMore »

2013 February: Expo News

2013 February: Expo News

The one thing that really separates International Pizza Expo™ from all of the other general foodservice shows is our education component. There’s not another food show around where you’ll find 85 seminars and demonstrations devoted to a single industry. At Pizza Expo, you’ll find the leading industry experts and analysts, as well as nationally recognizedMore »

2013 January: Are You a Boss or a Leader?

2013 January: Are You a Boss or a Leader?

In far too many businesses leadership has fallen by the wayside. That includes owners and managers in the pizza business. The economy, rising costs, fierce competition and long days and nights have caused most owners to have little, if any, time to think about their ability to lead. They are simply trying to stay afloat.More »

2013 January: Cater or Die!

2013 January: Cater or Die!

In the restaurant industry, I truly believe the difference between owning a job and owning a business is catering. The difference between eking out a living and living a great life is catering. Before I sold my interest in my restaurant at the end of 2006, I had built my sales to over three millionMore »

2013 January: Expo News

2013 January: Expo News

There’s something for every pizzeria owner and operator at International Pizza Expo, whether you’re an industry veteran or just opening your first store. If you haven’t already preregistered to attend, you better start making plans now. International Pizza Expo continues to be the premier industry event for education, new products and technology, networking and businessMore »

2012 December: Maximize Your Delivery Service

2012 December: Maximize Your Delivery Service

Chances are your pizza delivery service represents a major portion of your business profits, but it can also represent a major expense. Because there are many variables that dictate your delivery service profits—drive times, employee pay model, marketing, number of orders in a given time frame—it can seem difficult if not impossible to gain controlMore »