Michael Cannon

Surlean Foods

IF Makers Series

Managing the growth and development of the sales, marketing and R&D teams at Surlean Foods is quite the task, but somehow Michael finds time to help shape many of IFMA's programs. His motto, "Don't let 'perfect' get in the way of 'better'" helps him stay on task and continuously seek improvement. Get to know him.

Joe Bybel

Ventura Foods

IF Makers Series

Maintaining a strong work ethic and keeping an eye on the details are two key traits needed for success in foodservice, according to Joe Bybel of Ventura Foods. In addition, Joe believes providing simpler and more natural products will continue to be a top priority needed to meet complex consumer demands. Get to know him.

Richard Ferranti

Rich Products Corporation

IF Makers Series

"Why not?" is a simple question that has opened up a world of opportunity for Richard Ferranti. From establishing businesses in emerging markets like China, Brazil and India to leading the North American business for Rich Products, he's a foodservice guru with all the right stuff. Get to know him.

Robert A. Corscadden, Jr.

U.S. Specialty Channels, Kellogg Company

IF Makers Series

Bob notes that one of the greatest innovations in foodservice over the past decade is reality food shows, which have turned cooking into drama and competition. People are now learning about foods and ingredients they never knew existed and are challenging operators to provide dishes that mirror what they see on TV.  Get to know him.

Terri Moreman

United States Olympic Committee

IF Makers Series

Terri facilitates the dining operations of the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center while supporting other Olympic Training Centers and venues. She helps maximize partner and sponsor products. Terri also seeks new opportunities for the food industry to engage in the United States Olympic experience. Get to know her.

Executive Summary Series: Capitalizing on Chain Delivery and Take-Out

During the 2017 Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum, Datassential's Jack Li explained that consumers are most concerned with the ordering process and the quality of the food when it arrives, while restaurant operators want the food to be great and the customer's experience to be positive, because that reflects on the restaurant's brand.

 

Strategic Issues Series Webinar: Meal Kits

IFMA, in partnership with Kinetic12 and Datassential, provided its members a look at a topic buzzing within the foodservice industry - Meal Kits. Based on the ‘Meal Kits: What Do They Mean for Foodservice?’ whitepaper, this complimentary webinar tackles the relatively short journey this new platform has taken, the drivers and challenges it faces and a perspective on what’s next. 

 

December 2017 Future Foodservice Spotlight: Jacqualine O'Connor

The IFMA Education Foundation promotes the next generation of foodservice leaders. Learn how one student is using her foodservice stipend to further her studies in Food and Consumer Packaged Goods Marketing.

Executive Summary Series: Best Practices in Marketing & Sales Collaboration

During the 2017 Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum, Peter Pickus, advisory leader at Gartner, contended that changes in the food and restaurant industry have made it nearly impossible for food manufacturers to succeed in today's competitive marketplace— unless sales and marketing units work together to create the right atmosphere to convince buyers to choose their products. 

Back to School: Deep Dive into the Current K-12 Segment

IFMA continued its 2017 Strategic Issues Series (SIS) with a program titled “Back to School.” The session, held in October in Chicago, focused on the challenges facing K-12 foodservice operators and opportunities for manufacturers to ease operator pains.

 

Executive Summary Series: Manufacturer’s Perspective on Meal Kit Partnership

Food is becoming "cultural capital," according to Nicole Sorensen and Sarah Hickey of Tyson Foods, as technology and social media change the way consumers purchase and interact with food. Experiences are becoming more important than ever; Millennials in particular are now three times more likely to post something on social media about a food they tried than they are about an item they bought.

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