Kristin Bird

Sara Lee Foodservice - Division of Hillshire Brands

IF Makers Series

Kristin leads the field selling organization, customer and segment marketing, culinary and training at Sara Lee Foodservice. What's more, she is active throughout the industry, including her role in supporting the development of foodservice category management. Get to know her.

 

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.

Kami Smith

Dawn Foods

IF Makers Series

Kami has a job many of us could only dream of: corporate pastry chef. Hard work through the years and finely honing her ability to juggle many tasks at once have delivered her sweet success at Dawn Foods Products. Reading her profile is like viewing an amazing dessert menu. Get to know her. 

Mike Villano

Basic American Foods

IF Makers Series

Mike Villano is no stranger to hard work. After getting his start in foodservice managing seafood restaurants in Manhattan, he learned quickly what types of challenges operators face on a daily basis. This foundational knowledge and his "no shortcuts" approach helps him ensure Basic American Foods' customers thrive in the restaurant business. Get to know him.

Kathleen Schartner

Farmer Brothers Coffee

IF Makers Series

When asked how she keeps up with industry news and events, Kathleen noted, "dining out" in her response. It's precisely that simple, insightful, tuned-in mindset that makes Kathleen stand out in foodservice. Get to know her.

Three Ways to Engage IFMA to Bring Optimal Member Value

Great foodservice companies encourage professionals of all levels to make important decisions that generate efficient and effective business operations every day. Each of these professionals need access to unique resources and connections required to make informed decisions—the same decisions that will ultimately dictate how well a company performs in the foodservice market place.  

Exploring the Opportunity to Combat Brown Bagging

Six in 10 workplace lunches are brought from home, with money, health and convenience being the core motivators for brown bagging. All of these factors can be addressed through smarter, better targeted foodservice solutions. IFMA's latest Consumer Planning Program (CPP) research delves into how foodservice can win back some of these dollars.

Seventh Annual Educational Foundation Silent Auction

Presidents Conference is around the corner, which means the Seventh Annual IFMA Educational Foundation Silent Auction is also coming up. Find out how you can support the future leaders of foodservice.

What Does the Foodservice Industry Have in Common with Music Downloads and Taxicabs?

The foodservice industry is on the cusp of dramatic changes that will ultimately transform how business operations are conducted for decades to come. To be sure, planning for even the next 3-5 years is a particularly daunting task when everyone knows that powerful, but uncertain disruptive technologies and new business models are on the horizon. The foodservice industry is not the only one that has gone through this challenge, with some being completely unprepared for what the near future brought to them.  

Geopolitical Trends the Food Industry Cannot Afford to Ignore

In his presentation at Presidents Conference, to be held in Scottsdale, AZ this Nov. 1-4, Dr. George Friedman will explain how in the long view, history is seen as a series of events; however, the course of these events is determined by individuals and their actions. During the next five years, individual leaders will face significant transitions for their nations.

Consumer Planning Program Protein & HMR 2.0

IFMA and Datassential's Jack Li present a series of webinars for 2015 CPP members who have access to the 2014 CPP report. The webinar series will cover all topics from the 2014 CPP report, including occasions, eater types, deep dives, and micro reports. This webinar focused on the Protein & HMR 2.0 Micro Reports.

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Presidents Conference

Presidents Conference is the place "Where Leaders Meet." IFMA and IFDA come together to co-host this premier, top-to-top forum for senior-level operators, distributors and manufacturers.

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