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The Restaurant Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Makes a Commitment to Sustainable Foodservices

RANL Launches its Online Environmental Foodservices Resource

St. John’s, NL – April 18th, 2013 – The Restaurant Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (RANL) proudly announces the launch of its online environmental foodservices resource. As the provincial advocate for the foodservices industry, RANL has assumed a leadership position in promoting environmental action within the provincial foodservices industry. In addition to lessening operational impacts on the environment, restaurants will realize cost savings opportunities and enhance their environmental profile.

RANL has developed this online environmental foodservices resource as the go-to location for its members. Housed on the RANL’s member website it provides a compilation of the latest information and resources enabling members to make informed decisions regarding their operational impacts on the environment. Information is provided in five categories: energy conservation, water conservation, waste management, sustainable food, and industry resources.

Nancy Brace, Executive Director, RANL said “The launch of this resource demonstrates our commitment to creating more awareness within the foodservices industry of what we can all do to help the environment, by adopting a green business approach. We can assist the industry to nurture and grow an environmental action and become more profitable by doing so, by making relevant information readily available”.

This project was sponsored by Sysco Canada. Allan McGuirk of Sysco Canada said “Sponsoring this initiative is a wonderful way for Sysco and RANL to promote green business. If industry stakeholders work together to develop environmentally sustainable solutions, it will have a substantial cumulative impact”. Sysco Canada embraces sustainability within its own company with initiatives that include providing green products and supporting agricultural practices designed to protect the land and the environment.

About The Restaurant Association of Newfoundland and Labrador
The Restaurant Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (RANL) has been representing the interests of the foodservice industry for almost fifty years. Programs such as this one provide members with tangible tools to improve the bottom line. While the Savour food and wine Show and the From This Rock Culinary Tour help promote both our industry and the restaurants involved, RANL also offers products that offer direct exposure to increased revenue. The Dine Around program helps increase business in the shoulder season at no cost to the restaurant as RANL promotes special menus over a three week period. RANL’s consumer site offers members the opportunity to tell their story to the public with direct links to their own sites. eDining is the search engine used by the Department of Tourism’s for all food and restaurant searches and is now also available as a mobile app.

About Sysco
In 1977 Sysco surpassed its competitors to become the leading supplier to ‘meals-prepared-away-fromhome’ operations in North America. Since then, the industry it serves has expanded from $35 billion to approximately $210 billion. Today, Sysco has sales and service relationships with more than 400,000 customers and remains committed to helping them succeed in the foodservice industry and satisfy consumers’ appetites. Operating from 161 locations throughout the contiguous United States and portions of Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada, today Sysco’s product lines are as diverse as the 46,300 employees who support its daily operations. They include not only the ingredients needed to prepare meals, but also numerous ancillary preparation and serving items. For more information, please visit:


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