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.

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.

 

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.

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.

Foodservice Supply Chain Optimization-Best Practice Tools

On June 28th, representatives of the 50 member organizations of IFMA’s Supply Chain Optimization (SCO) development board gathered for their third all-day session to further develop a best practice framework. As in previous sessions, the members of this board broke into small groups, this time to validate and refine all types of data and communication tools needed for an optimal SCO best practice toolkit. 

Support Your Operator Customers; Submit a 2018 Silver Plate Nomination Now

The IFMA Silver Plate Award nomination process can be an incredibly powerful tool for learning about your customers. Learn more about the benefits and how to nominate an operator for an IFMA Silver Plate Award.

Shamrock Foods Company Chairman of the Board McClelland Passed Away at Age 90

Shamrock Foods Company announced today that
Norman P. McClelland, 90, passed away on Tuesday after a brief illness. After serving as CEO for Shamrock Foods Company for 45 years, McClelland continued as a guiding force for the company by serving as Chairman of the Board until the time of his passing. 

COEX Executive Summary: Crossing the Generational Divide - Unlocking the Power of Generations to Grow Your Business

Jason Dorsey shared research findings about Millennials, unlocked hidden drivers about Millennials’ behavior, and provided insights about influencing behaviors of Millennial customers and employees at COEX 2017. Read the executive summary now!

Recognize Your Distributor Partner: Nominate for an IFMA Award Today

Participating in the IFMA Distributor Awards program is one of the best ways for members to maximize participation at one of IFMA’s largest events. Nominating a distributor is a significant opportunity to build customer relations, gain national exposure and serve as an important advocate for the foodservice industry.

July 2017 Future Foodservice Spotlight: Theodora McKinney

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 Business.

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Aug 08

Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum

The annual IFMA Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum focuses on marketing and sales collaboration, providing these professionals the means to apply actionable insights and best practices 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 improved collaboration and tactical go-to-market execution. 

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