Under CEO and President Sally Smith's leadership, Buffalo Wild Wings has grown from just 35 restaurants in 1994 to more than 1,000 franchised and corporate-owned locations today.
Hear Sally Smith speak live at Presidents Conference 2014 where she will address current trends affecting the foodservice industry. View more media coverage inside.
As the 2014 Chairman of IFMA, I am finding the year has progressed at lightning speed in an industry going through significant change. With the introduction of IFMA's 2020 Strategic Plan, we were ready to take on the industry challenges by focusing on the consumer and bringing growth back to foodservice.
Advertising Age reported that the Seattle-born bakery Cinnabon has grown into a global powerhouse with 1,200 retail locations driving more than $1 billion from retail product sales that include franchised locations, consumer packaged goods and foodservice-licensed products.
Read more about president Kat Cole's leadership and continued success strategy for the global baking powerhouse.
Bill Day, Executive Vice President of Merchandising for Sysco Corp., delivered a webinar on July 21 hosted by IFMA. The state of Category Management at Sysco and the industry was a key presentation point. After the webinar, viewers/listeners emailed several questions to Bill Day. View an overview of those questions and answers and receive more information on Category Management.
The Small/Midsized Business (SMB) Committee holds monthly calls to work on and offer up opportunities for the SMB community. September's guest speaker will be Kate Vitasek.
Barbara Hiden, Vice President of Federal Affairs for the American Beverage Association, the trade group that represents the nation's non-alcoholic beverage industry, will be our guest speaker on September 24, 2014.