Given the accelerated shift to perimeter departments within grocery and convenience stores, retailers are allocating more space and resources to grow profits from foodservice sales. The opportunities for manufacturers to secure growth in this channel are prospering, hear more from Jason Whitmer, President of Cleveland Research Company at Presidents Conference in November.
IFMA announced the winners of the 8th Annual Distributor Awards. The prestigious awards acknowledge distributor leadership and overall excellence within the foodservice industry. The winners will be celebrated at Presidents Conference on Nov. 2-5, 2014, co-hosted by IFMA and The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA).
"This year's Distributor Award recipients are among the best in the business and we are proud to honor them." Click to read more.
As the 2014 Chairman of IFMA, I am finding the year has progressed at lightning speed in an industry going through significant change. With the introduction of IFMA's 2020 Strategic Plan, we were ready to take on the industry challenges by focusing on the consumer and bringing growth back to foodservice.
The foodservice industry has little information on how consumers make their decisions regarding away-from-home food purchases. But the demand for this type of data is substantial. So too is the positive impact quality data can bring to overall industry growth. Read more to learn about solutions to this industry-wide challenge.
Barbara Hiden, Vice President of Federal Affairs for the American Beverage Association, the trade group that represents the nation's non-alcoholic beverage industry, will be our guest speaker on September 24, 2014.
Bill Day, Executive Vice President of Merchandising for Sysco Corp., delivered a webinar on July 21 hosted by IFMA. The state of Category Management at Sysco and the industry was a key presentation point. After the webinar, viewers/listeners emailed several questions to Bill Day. View an overview of those questions and answers and receive more information on Category Management.