Joe Bybel

Ventura Foods

IF Makers Series

Maintaining a strong work ethic and keeping an eye on the details are two key traits needed for success in foodservice, according to Joe Bybel of Ventura Foods. In addition, Joe believes providing simpler and more natural products will continue to be a top priority needed to meet complex consumer demands. Get to know him.

Elisa Giusti

Wholesome Harvest Baking

IF Makers Series

Elisa Giusti has a passion that echoes throughout her work. No challenge is too large. Simply tell her something can't be done, and she'll make it her mission to overcome. Pay attention to what she has to say, we'll be seeing much more from the likes of her. Get to know her.

Richard Ferranti

Rich Products Corporation

IF Makers Series

"Why not?" is a simple question that has opened up a world of opportunity for Richard Ferranti. From establishing businesses in emerging markets like China, Brazil and India to leading the North American business for Rich Products, he's a foodservice guru with all the right stuff. Get to know him.

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.

Steve Hammel

U.S. Navy Regional Southwest

IF Makers Series

Steve Hammel directs U.S. Navy operations of 40 retail foodservice facilities serving 30,000 meals daily with annual sales of $45 million. More than 900,000 meals are served to active duty military in 11 Navy Five Star galley operations—five having been awarded the Ney Memorial Award for foodservice excellence. Get to know him.

IFMA and Kinetic12 to Develop Best Practices in Foodservice Supply Chain Optimization

Chicago, January 12, 2017 – The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) announced that it will be joining forces with Kinetic12, a food industry management consulting firm, to establish and develop the first ever best practices for foodservice supply chain optimization.

Employer of Choice: Attracting & Retaining Millennials in the Digital Age

How could your brand benefit from a fresh perspective on customer and employee loyalty in the digital age? As companies fight to attract and retain young talent, it is imperative to understand what motivates them and how brands can react.

Game Changers: Foodservice Redefined

More than 500 prominent foodservice leaders spanning the operator, manufacturer and distributor communities gathered the first week of November at the 54th annual IFMA Presidents Conference to discuss the critical issues impacting our industry. From digitalization to changing consumer preferences, attendees walked away from the three day conference with high-level insights and questions that will impact their companies and industry for years to come.

Optimizing the Supply Chain for FOCUS Brands

In order to optimize the supply chain for six brands, Rich Kamph, SVP of Global Supply Chain for FOCUS Brands, felt it was important to engage the Operator Collaboration Model with his supplier partners to develop common understanding and expectations. Read more about how his organization is adopting IFMA’s best practice model.

IFMA Names 2016 Top Distributors in Foodservice

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) announced the winners of the 10th Annual Distributor Awards, which acknowledge distributor leadership and overall excellence within the foodservice industry. Visit the Presidents Conference event page to learn how you can register for the event and show your support for the winners.

Foodservice Associations and their Members Rally Around Supply Chain Optimization Best Practices

Chicago, February 22, 2017 – IFMA reported strong industry participation in efforts to develop a first ever best practice for foodservice supply chain optimization (SCO).

“Since the IFMA Industry Board formation was announced in January, more than 30 foodservice chain operators, distributors and brokers have signed on to participate,” said Larry Oberkfell, President and ...

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Navy Foodservice Ashore Solutions Conference

This conference is for all on-shore military personnel, affiliates and foodservice professionals including 100+ military, Department of Defense (DOD) and 50 food manufacturers. The event makes up an eclectic group of industry personnel. 

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