Gary Kawahara

Gary Kawahara is a consulting principal at Technomic, Inc. and the firm's expert in the club store/cash-and-carry channel and in redistribution. He has over 25 years of diversified foodservice industry experience in general management, purchasing, sourcing, logistics, operations and B2B marketing, including roles as Vice President of Foodservice/Midwest region, Director of Purchasing, and Branch Manager at Restaurant Depot, the industry's largest dedicated foodservice cash-and-carry operator.

Direct Sourcing: Distributors and National Chains Have Adapted. How Will Suppliers Respond?

All indications point to a healthier future for foodservice. Sales are trending in the right direction and top distributors are bullish, returning to full growth and acquisition mode. Yet the industry overall is emerging from this period of unprecedented challenges with some significant changes to how we approach business going forward. One key example is […]