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.
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.
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.
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.
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).