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Who's News in Catering for April 6, 2024

Hot Off the Presses

Instawork, the leading platform in connecting businesses with skilled hourly workers, has announced an expansion of its services to include long-term staffing. This announcement comes at a critical time when businesses are looking for a way to handle fluctuations in consumer demand. Traditional staffing agencies have shown poor retention rates for hourly workers beyond 30 days, putting additional pressure on businesses looking for long-term dependability. Instawork’s survey of its network of hourly workers (Pros) found that 70% can commit long-term to businesses. These workers are eager for longer term work schedules but need to be successfully matched with businesses also looking for their skills, experience, and commitment. Instawork's AI-powered technology is at the forefront of this initiative, vetting workers to ensure a match for businesses' long-term needs. The intelligent platform considers a myriad of factors, including worker skills, experience, and even their proximity to the business location and methods of transportation. The result? A remarkable doubling of worker retention rates after 30 days, showcasing the effectiveness of Instawork's quality and reliability-focused model. This strategic move by Instawork is backed by a recent Series D fundraise and is further validated by their recognition in the top 10% of Inc. 5000's fastest-growing private companies, Forbes' Next Billion Dollar Startup list, and accolades such as the 2022 ACE Award for "Best Innovation" and Business Insider's "Best Business Apps." 

Products on the Market

Laura’s Gourmet introduces its new product line, “Over the Top” blends – a seasoned fusion of ancient grains, seeds, and spices, meticulously curated by Chef Laura Briscoe. Created to inspire and elevate any culinary dish, the line features four crunchy, nutritious, and uniquely flavorful blends to top any dish: The Original, The Southwestern, The Southeast Asian, and The Italian. 'Over the Top' enhances a broad assortment of recipes, bringing together the rich histories of diverse flavors skillfully crafted for the modern palate. I invite all chefs to draw inspiration from these blends and elevate their dishes with additional layers of flavor and signature crunch. We are excited to see ‘Over the Top’ have a delicious impact on the Foodservice Industry.


Sabert Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of innovative and sustainable food packaging solutions, announces the launch of its new Catering Pop-Top family. A game-changer for foodservice operators, this distinctive catering bowl line offers unmatched functionality and convenience for any catering occasion, from workplace meetings to large-scale events. The Catering Pop-Top features a unique hinged lid that folds back, clicks into place and can be rotated 90 degrees to display one or both sides of the base. Available in one or two-compartment bases, the Catering Pop-Top family is an exceptional solution for transporting and serving a variety of menu items and cuisines.  



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