Pizza Today - December 2017 - 3

Commentary

New Show, New Year,
New You - Let's Rock

P

JEREMY WHITE

JWHITE@PIZZATODAY.COM

izza & Pasta Northeast in Atlantic
City was a resounding success. The
show took place at the city's Convention Center October 17-18. The exhibit hall
was completely sold out and had a waiting list,
which is a pretty impressive feat for a first-year
show. But what was even more impressive to
me was the "floor density" once the attendees
started rolling in on opening day. Basically, in
layman's terms, the house was packed!
I was jazzed as I strolled the show floor,
socializing with pizza industry friends and
watching the interactions between exhibitors
and attendees. Though on a smaller scale, it felt
an awfully lot like a certain other major pizza
show I know a thing or two about. The buzz was
that electric as competitors went head-to-head
with flair and experts in the pizza and pasta
fields provided educational demonstrations.
"Wow," I thought to myself as time and again
various operators I know came up to me and
uttered positive comments. "We really did hit
this one out of the park."
Any first-year show is going to come up short
of perfect. There were things here and there we
noticed during the show that we can improve
upon for the 2018 version. And that's where you
come in as well. If you were at Pizza & Pasta
Northeast and would like to provide feedback
to us about your experience, good or bad, please
do so. It's your show, and we want to deliver a
second-to-none experience. Though I may not
have the opportunity to respond to every e-mail
I receive, I will most certainly read them and
pass the comments on to the most appropriate
person, whether that be someone in planning,
operations, etc. You'll be heard! (My e-mail

address is underneath my photo to the left.)
I'm already excited about the 2018 Pizza &
Pasta Northeast Show. It's scheduled for October 3-4 right back at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Circle the dates on your calendar
now. You won't want to miss it. Because if
there's one thing I've learned about the folks
who plan and coordinate our shows, it's this:
they get better every year.
But enough talk about something that's
10 months away. With the holidays and a new
year fast approaching, International Pizza Expo
2018 in Las Vegas is just around the corner.
And it is, without question, the most important
pizza industry event in the world. If you aren't
making plans now to attend, you're seriously
missing the mark. The show runs March 19-22,
and everything you need to know about it can
be found at PizzaExpo.com. See you there!
Together, let's make 2018 a momentous year
for pizza. Educate yourself through this magazine and the shows. Get to know your customers and their needs better than ever. Develop
your menu to maximize profit potential. Market
in an intriguing new way. Train your employees
more thoroughly. Take the back office work
more seriously. Walk into your pizzeria today
with a new set of eyes and a critical mind. Tell
yourself you can do better. And then go do better. The new year is yours - go slay it!
Best,

JEREMY WHITE
EDITOR IN CHIEF

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Pizza Today - December 2017
Commentary
Contents
Contributors
Expo Spotlight
Interact
Conversation
Conversation
Man on the Street
Respecting the Craft
Respecting the Craft
At Your Service
Destinations
Destinations
Knead to Know
Pizza & Pasta Northeast Recap
Road to Pizza Expo
Menu Guide
2018 Menu Guide
Product Showcase
Pizza Today Yellow Pages
The Marketplace
Reader’s Resource
Mike’s Monthy Tip
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Pizza Today - December 2017 - Cover2
Pizza Today - December 2017 - Commentary
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Pizza Today - December 2017 - Contents
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Pizza Today - December 2017 - Contributors
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Pizza Today - December 2017 - Expo Spotlight
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Pizza Today - December 2017 - Interact
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Pizza Today - December 2017 - Conversation
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Pizza Today - December 2017 - Man on the Street
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Pizza Today - December 2017 - Respecting the Craft
Pizza Today - December 2017 - 21
Pizza Today - December 2017 - At Your Service
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Pizza Today - December 2017 - Destinations
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Pizza Today - December 2017 - Knead to Know
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