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.
In 2013, IFMA and The Partnering Group (TPG) launched its Full Plate™ process, developing a best practice framework in Category Management for the foodservice industry. IFMA staff sat down with Marla Cushing, Director of Marketing at CSM, to discuss how the organization has implemented the Full Plate™ process and how Category Management Training and Certification has helped the organization.
Presidents Conference is around the corner, which means the Sixth Annual IFMA Educational Foundation Silent Auction is also coming up. Find out how you can support the future leaders of foodservice.
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.
Under CEO and President Sally Smith's leadership, Buffalo Wild Wings has grown from just 35 restaurants in 1994 to more than 1,000 franchised and corporate-owned locations today.
Hear Sally Smith speak live at Presidents Conference 2014 where she will address current trends affecting the foodservice industry. View more media coverage inside.
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.