Did you miss the June Small & Midsized Business call? Listen to Terri Cummings discuss how your organization can reach the future foodservice professional through internship opportunities and career fairs.
Leading Foodservice Operator and Manufacturer Committee Members Begin Industrywide Joint Business Planning Initiative
A committee of leading foodservice operators and manufacturers launched a foodservice Joint Business Planning (JBP) initiative in north Suburban Chicago June 25. This was the first of three meetings to take place this year and officially began the creation process for Phase II of IFMA’s Operator/Manufacturer Collaboration Model (OCM) —an industrywide initiative that is being created in conjunction with management consulting firm The Partnering Group (TPG).
The U.S. is a step closer to enacting a consistent, national approach to certifying and labeling genetically modified (GMO) foods. A bill passed by the U.S. House today would alleviate food manufacturers’ burden of complying with differing state GMO labeling laws. However, the bill also would lead to an FDA-mandated definition of “natural,” among other provisions.
IFMA's Educational Foundation promotes the next generation of foodservice leaders. Learn how one student is using his foodservice scholarship to further his studies in Hospitality Management.
Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum to Feature Newest Insights and Best Practices in Planning and Execution
True collaboration between professionals from both marketing and sales leads to powerful benefits for foodservice companies. One of them includes the creation of best practices in planning and execution, which is also the core theme of IFMA’s 2015 Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum (MSLF). This year’s forum will take place at Anheuser-Busch’s NA Headquarters in St. Louis Aug. 4-5.
Today, antibiotics used in farm animals are not typically a top-of-mind issue for consumers. However, consumer concerns about how animals are raised for food is real, and when they ask about antibiotic use they seek accurate information. Recent consumer market research yields insights into how to more effectively provide accurate information to consumers in words they understand.