Kent Walrack

Lyons Magnus

IF Makers Series

Kent has a keen understanding of teamwork and loyalty after spending nearly 30 years working his way up through Lyons Magnus. He takes great pride in being part of a dedicated core management team and cultivating talent throughout the organization. Get to know him.

Richard Ferranti

Rich Products Corporation

IF Makers Series

"Why not?" is a simple question that has opened up a world of opportunity for Richard Ferranti. From establishing businesses in emerging markets like China, Brazil and India to leading the North American business for Rich Products, he's a foodservice guru with all the right stuff. 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.

Ben Shanley

Coca-Cola North America

IF Makers Series

If there's one word to describe Ben Shanley it's "optimistic." He has spent 34 years with Coca-Cola reinforcing the brand's mission to refresh the world and inspire moments of optimism. Ben also views the future of foodservice with an optimistic lens, recognizing the industry's importance for U.S. employment and career growth. Get to know him.

Erin Buntin

Schreiber Foods

IF Makers Series

In Erin Buntin's current role at Schreiber Foods, she is charged with being "customer obsessed", which means she leads the company's field sales team to build strategies and business plans that focus on exceeding customers expectations and of course, selling more cases profitably. When her friends ask her what she does, she simply replies "I am changing the world one slice of cheese at a time." Get to know her.

Back to School: Deep Dive into the Current K-12 Segment

IFMA continued its 2017 Strategic Issues Series (SIS) with a program titled “Back to School.” The session, held in October in Chicago, focused on the challenges facing K-12 foodservice operators and opportunities for manufacturers to ease operator pains.

 

Executive Summary Series: Manufacturer's Perspective on Meal Kit Partnership

Food is becoming "cultural capital," according to Nicole Sorensen and Sarah Hickey of Tyson Foods, as technology and social media change the way consumers purchase and interact with food. Experiences are becoming more important than ever; Millennials in particular are now three times more likely to post something on social media about a food they tried than they are about an item they bought.

Meal Kits - Strategic Issues Series Webinar

Join IFMA on December 7th at 1:00 CST for a Strategic Issues Series Webinar presented by Kinetic12 and Datassential. During this complimentary webinar, we will examine the consumer response to meal kits and data that shows consumer engagement and abandonment, along with a point of view of what’s next for the meal kit category.

Hold the Rye: Promos Leave Restaurant Supply Chains Stretched

Pumpkin-spice shakes, Reuben sandwiches and other limited-time menu items are reviving sales at chain restaurants, but nailing the logistics of promotions can be tricky. 

November 2017 Future Foodservice Spotlight: Kristen Yi

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

A Year In Review: Membership Dues

A letter from the 2017 IFMA Chairman -- 

"It has been my profound honor to serve as IFMA Chairman for 2017. This year IFMA members had access to the tools and resources critical to helping us all address key issues we face every day. IFMA worked with all industry constituents to create content and networking opportunities offered nowhere else."

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Dec 07

Strategic Issues Series Webinar

Meal Kits: What Do They Mean for Foodservice?

Time: 1:00-2:00pm CST               CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

 

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