Convenience Store Food Service Consultant- Dean Dirks: News, Articles, Events

July 28, 2008

FOODSERVICE AT RETAIL EXPO – August 11-13, 2008 Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center | Schaumburg, IL

Filed under: Events — Tags: , , — deandirks @ 5:39 pm

In August I’ll be speaking at this event.

Wednesday August 13, 2008
8:30 AM –9:30 AM   Diamond Sponsor Breakfast Forums (Choice of 3)
Topic: Due Diligence
Before any operator seriously considers entering or expanding into the profitable and at the same time risky realm of foodservice, he/she has much to consider. A thorough & objective analysis must be initiated to determine if the operator meets internal and external minimum requirements for success. The hard questions must be asked and this discussion will help lay your plan for being able to answer them..
Presented by: Dean Dirks, CEO of Dirks & Associates Consulting
Sponsored by: Piccadilly Circus Pizza
Location: Nirvana A

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July 23, 2008

Intermittent email issues have been resolved.

Filed under: Misc. — Tags: , , , , — deandirks @ 4:43 pm

Over the past few months I had received a few inquiries
regarding why I had not responded to emails.  Well after the techie guys
did some research they had found a few issues with the way emails were
being delivered to me both from people sending directly to my email
address as well as through my contact form.  These issues were
intermittent, so some emails were getting to me while others were not.  If
you tried to contact me and did not receive a response, please try again.
My web guys have reassured me my email issues have been fully resolved.

July 7, 2008

Part II of Convenience Store Decisions’ Foodservice Webcast Series – July 10

Filed under: Webcasts — Tags: , , , , , — deandirks @ 10:51 pm

We’re are just 3 days away from Part II of Convenience Store Decisions’ Foodservice Webcast Series. This free, three-part series is focused on helping retailers grow their foodservice bottom line.

CSD’s Webcast Series will focus on the key areas retailers need to master to grow a successful foodservice business such as operations, labor, safety, distribution management, new products and marketing.

Session II: Thursday, July 10, 2 p.m. Est. “Building Foodservice at Retail: Making the tough choices to grow food sales.”

Topics to be discussed include:

* The benefits of partnering with national, regional and local brands versus building a proprietary program.
* Effectively examining all your foodservice options.
* Introducing new products: A look at what suppliers are offering and how to introduce them to your business.
* Daypart marketing and how savvy operators are reaching customers throughout the day with diverse menu items.

Participating Webcast speakers include:

Dean Dirks
Dirks Associates LLC

Mike Harrell
President and CEO
Jernigan Oil Co./Duck Thru Convenience Stores

Adam Abuageel
General Manager
Plymouth Super Center/Atlas Oil Co.

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