William McClellan

Dawn Food Products, Inc.

IF Makers Series

William McClellan learned early on how hard foodservice professionals work during college, when a snowstorm rendered he himself as the only employee able to show up for work at an in-store cafe. That work ethic transcended throughout his career, as has his passion for the foodservice industry, which William brings to Dawn Foodservice every day. Get to know him.

Josh Halpern

Anheuser-Busch

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.

 

Ben Shanley

Coca-Cola Refreshments USA

IF Makers Series

If there's one word to describe Ben Shanley it's "optimistic." He has spent 29 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.

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 understands the value of making meaningful connections. Whether it is with foodservice leaders, fellow IFMA members or his customers, he relies on foodservice industry events and social media to build lasting relationships. Get to know him.

Distributor Awards Deadline: August 14

Do you work with a distributor who exudes excellence and is a prime example for others in the industry? If so, show a distributor your appreciation by nominating them for one of IFMA's Distributor Awards, presented at IFMA/NRA/IFDA Presidents Conference.

Seventh Annual Educational Foundation Silent Auction

Presidents Conference is around the corner, which means the Seventh Annual IFMA Educational Foundation Silent Auction is also coming up. Find out how you can support the future leaders of foodservice.

Geopolitical Trends the Food Industry Cannot Afford to Ignore

In his presentation at Presidents Conference, to be held in Scottsdale, AZ this Nov. 1-4, Dr. George Friedman will explain how in the long view, history is seen as a series of events; however, the course of these events is determined by individuals and their actions. During the next five years, individual leaders will face significant transitions for their nations.

Consumer Planning Program Snack Attack & Eating with Kids

IFMA and Datassential's Jack Li present a series of webinars for 2015 CPP members who have access to the 2014 CPP report. The webinar series will cover all topics from the 2014 CPP report, including occasions, eater types, deep dives, and micro reports. This webinar focused on the Snack Attack & Eating with Kids Micro Reports.

2015 CPP Mid-Year Meeting Agenda

The Consumer Planning Program mid-year meeting agenda is now available. The meeting is taking place Aug. 5-6 in St. Louis, directly following IFMA's Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum.

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). 

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Aug 04

Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum

The annual Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum provides marketing and sales professionals the insights and best practices they need to work together to improve both strategic planning and go-to-market execution. 

The program serves to unravel the complexities of the foodservice landscape, delivering powerful insights into the consumer, operator and distributor communities, as well as communicating how to best utilize the available tools for tactical Go-to-Market execution.  

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