Malcolm Simmonds

J.R. Simplot Company

IF Makers Series

Malcolm credits his success to getting out in the field and remaining customer-focused. One the best parts of his job is interacting with customers and finding out how they adapt in the ever-changing foodservice landscape. Get to know him.

Josh Halpern


IF Makers Series

Helping retailers alleviate their key pain points is a primary area of focus for Josh. And in the foodservice industry it turns out these issues unilaterally involve traffic, check size, innovation, server training and commodity cost. Learn more about how Josh helps address these challenges and more at Anheuser-Busch. Get to know him.


Kevin Delahunt

Company Sargento Foods Inc.

IF Makers Series

Kevin worked his way through college as a bartender in a variety of establishments including restaurants, taverns, night clubs and Summerfest, the world's largest music festival in his home town of Milwaukee. Now Kevin is President of the Food Service Division at Sargento Foods, Inc. He notes that America has the most well developed foodservice marketplace in the world. 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.

Elisa Giusti

Wholesome Harvest Baking

IF Makers Series

Elisa Giusti has a passion that echoes throughout her work. No challenge is too large. Simply tell her something can't be done, and she'll make it her mission to overcome. Pay attention to what she has to say, we'll be seeing much more from the likes of her. Get to know her.

How Google Serves as a Guide to Manage Substantial Change in the Foodservice Industry

The foodservice industry is at a tipping point of massive change that is coming over the next five years and will dramatically affect how manufacturers, operators and distributors conduct business for decades to come. At IFMA’s 53rd Annual Presidents Conference, one executive from Google will provide insights on how the tech leader has reacted to rapid change, and the importance of anticipating transformation.

October: Welcome IFMA's New Members

Each month we highlight the newest companies that make up IFMA's diverse membership community. Read on to learn about their backgrounds and specialties.

Bring your Operator Partner to Presidents Conference

Bring your operator guests to 2015 Presidents Conference and use the power of collaboration to increase your success, foster your relationships, and win the consumer’s choice – together. 

How to Elevate your Channel Relationships

How great would it be if manufacturers and operators were speaking the same language and were able to articulate their role in each other’s business?

Future of Foodservice Student Spotlight: Jonte Scott

IFMA's Educational Foundation promotes the next generation of foodservice leaders. Learn how one student is using her foodservice scholarship to further her studies in Hospitality Management.

Post MSLF Webinar: Utilizing Insights to Form Relevant Strategies

Developing data into insights can be challenging, and using those insights to inform action can prove to be even more difficult. Tim Hand, Partner at The Partnering Group, provided his perspective on best practices in these areas during his webinar titled “Utilizing Insights to Form Relevant Strategies”.

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