For decades, foodservice has been defined as food prepared away from home. Today, however, the lines are blurring between foodservice and in-home meals. When people entertain at home, for example, they often acquire food from both retail and foodservice sources. Research shows that people enjoy eating at home when they are multitasking or when they want a comfortable atmosphere. On the other hand, consumers are excited and passionate about away-from-home meals. Rather than trying to get people into restaurants, foodservice companies can succeed by bringing food to consumers at home. Keys to success are improved access, delivery, and automation.
Most manufacturers recognize that the U.S. Navy's global on-shore food operations present significant business opportunities; however, many suppliers may not approach the market because of the perception it is too difficult to get their foot in the door. Both new and existing suppliers can achieve substantial long-term success with the U.S. Navy when they focus on sustaining strategic partnerships.
Restaurant dining guests are “activity rich” and “time poor.” They lead busy, frenetic, fast-paced, complex lives. They’re stretched, they’re stressed, they’re tired and they don’t want to put any more effort into making a decision about what they want to eat any more than they have to. Enter the solution...
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 food science.
CHICAGO, JANUARY 23, 2017—IFMA has named four chain operators as recipients of the 2017 COEX Innovation Awards. Arby’s, Chick-fil-A, Granite City Food & Brewery and Taco John’s will be honored March 7 at the IFMA Chain Operators EXchange (COEX) conference in Las Vegas.
Each month we highlight the newest companies that make up IFMA's diverse membership community. This month David's Cookies, Dot It Restaurant Fulfillment, Hotel Food & Beverage Magazine and Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc. joined IFMA. Read on to learn about their background and specialty.