Eric S. Hetrick

Global P&G Professional

IF Makers Series

Eric Hetrick has lived in eight locations in four different countries during his 28 years of working with P&G. Now Eric is responsible for leading P&G Professional's business around the globe. A favorite part of his job is bringing innovation to the foodservice industry and helping customers create an outstanding experience for their patrons. Get to know him.

John Flood

Wayne Farms

IF Makers Series

John was introduced to the world of foodservice during college when he received an internship from the IFMA Educational Foundation. He understands firsthand how supporting future leaders will better the industry and says, "When you find your passion, you will be successful." Get to know him.

Rick Kirkpatrick

Sweet Street Desserts

IF Makers Series

As vice president of sales & marketing at Sweet Street Desserts and an active IFMA board member, Rick relies on foodservice industry events and social media to build lasting relationships with foodservice leaders, fellow board members and his customers. 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.

Jim Clough

AdvancePierre Foods, Inc.

IF Makers Series

Jim believes that when he and his colleagues do their job right, their customers will embrace  AdvancePierre Foods as a company they want to do business with. He also believes that profitable foodservice distributors are good for the industry.  He advises those who are new to foodservice to have a passion for the industry. Get to know him.

September: Welcome IFMA's New Members

Each month we highlight the newest companies that make up IFMA's diverse membership community. This month Ameriqual, BCW Food Products, and elevate. joined IFMA. Read on to learn about their background and specialty.

Three Leading Questions

Leading is an action adjective. Leadership is the result of leading an organization, or yourself for that matter. Leading requires asking and answering three leading questions...

September 2017 Future Foodservice Spotlight: Connie Chan

The IFMA Education Foundation promotes the next generation of foodservice leaders. Learn how one student is using her foodservice scholarship to further her studies in Hospitality.

Consumer Planning Program Writes the Recipe for LTO Success

Through IFMA’s Consumer Planning Program (CPP), 2,500 consumers were surveyed about their eating habits, their last LTO eating occasion, what they want from special offers and what they would like to see more of.

$252,000 Awarded to the Future of Foodservice

The IFMA Education Foundation has announced they will award $252,000 in 2017 stipends and scholarships.

4th Quarter but The Game is Just Beginning: Foodservice Supply Chain Optimization

Representatives of the 50 member organizations of IFMA’s Supply Chain Optimization (SCO) development board gathered in Rosemont on August 2nd, for their fourth all-day session to develop a best practice framework. But while this meeting represents an “end” of one journey, it also serves as the starting point for the next. 

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Oct 12

Strategic Issues Series: Back To School

Back To School: A deep dive into the current K-12 segment and how the manufacturers are sure to get the passing grade. 

The Strategic Issues Series is a complimentary IFMA Manufacturer Members-only forum that focuses on issues that are top of mind for foodservice manufacturers. There is no additional cost to attend, as this event is included in the Member’s annual dues. From GPOs to The Distributor of the Future, the series brings to light critical challenges and how manufacturers can take advantage of them to create growth opportunities.

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