Smashburger Founder & Chief Concept Officer Tom Ryan understands how to apply innovative tactics needed to win an increased share of the consumer's foodservice dollar. The fast casual chain recently began pairing burgers with craft beers provided by local breweries. Learn more about Smashburger's explosive growth and Tom Ryan's scheduled Keynote address at IFMA's Chain Operator EXchange (COEX 2015) coming this March.
As executive chairman of The Futures Company, J. Walker Smith is considered one of the leading analysts on consumer trends. Mr. Smith noted in a January/February 2014 Restaurant Briefingarticle that consumers are demonstrating less interest in controlling how operators bring their concepts to market; rather, they want the industry to understand them and take the lead in creating concepts and products they want. Learn more about key trends Mr. Smith envisions for the foodservice industry. Attend COEX 2015 March 1-4 in Las Vegas to hear Mr. Smith share these visions in person.
On December 10, 2014, the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Examining FDA's Role in the Regulation of Genetically Modified Food Ingredients.
If you've ever asked yourself as an IFMA member, "Why should I attend COEX?", take a look at why Chain Operators do, and the reason is clear.
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Two powerful schools of thought converged at IFMA's 2020 Strategic Issues Series (SIS) in October to address the significance of foodservice category business planning. SIS attendees learned about the similarities between the IFMA and TPG Full Plate™ best practice framework and Sysco processes, as both offer a step-by-step approach to building and executing category plans.