Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association

Infobox Organization
name = Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association


size = 150px
formation = 1933
leader_title = President
leader_name = Jim Hanson
location = Elgin, Illinois
website = [http://www.feda.com/ www.feda.com]

Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association (FEDA) is a nationally recognized trade association for foodservice equipment and supplies dealers. Founded in 1933 by Sam Anoff, [cite web |url=http://www.feda.com/about/history.cfm |title=FEDA Mission and History] the association has been the most prominent voice in the 7.07 billion U.S. foodservice equipment industry. [cite web |url=http://www.sbireports.com/Foodservice-Equipment-1037788 |title=The U.S. Market for Foodservice Equipment]

FEDA currently has nearly 300 members across the United States. The core membership is made up of companies that is a dealer of commercial food service equipment and/or supplies. Member companies are usually represented by the CEO of the majority of the top 100 national dealers. On May 1, 2007, the Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association announced the results from its board of directors election. Jim Hanson of Best Restaurant Equipment in Columbus, Ohio, will serve as president of the association. [cite web |url=http://www.allbusiness.com/company-activities-management/board-management/7919530-1.html |title=FEDA Announces Election Results]

FEDA established Sam Anoff Lifetime Achievement Award named after its founder Sam Anoff. It recognizes individual members who have had a long career with a FEDA dealer, a record of significant participation in the organization and a demonstrated passion for the industry and dealer-based distribution.

In October 2004, FEDA and AutoQuotes announced an agreement that would allow the exchange of transaction documents over the internet. Such exchanges were performed through AutoQuotes' XML protocol and software service. The agreement went into effect in March 2005. [cite web |url=http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb3069/is_/ai_n13091684 |title=FEDA, AutoQuotes Announce Deal]

FEDA is a member of National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW).

References

External links

* [http://www.feda.com/ FEDA Official site]
* [http://www.naw.org/ National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors]
* [http://www.nafem.org/ North American Food Equipment Manufacturers]
* [http://www.cfesa.com/ Commercial Food Equipment Service Association]


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