Pumpkin-spice shakes, Reuben sandwiches and other limited-time menu items are reviving sales at chain restaurants, but nailing the logistics of promotions can be tricky.
The IFMA Education Foundation promotes the next generation of foodservice leaders. Learn how one student is using her foodservice stipend to further her studies in Food Science.
A letter from the 2017 IFMA Chairman --
"It has been my profound honor to serve as IFMA Chairman for 2017. This year IFMA members had access to the tools and resources critical to helping us all address key issues we face every day. IFMA worked with all industry constituents to create content and networking opportunities offered nowhere else."
The IFMA Chain Operators EXchange (COEX)--created by operators, for operators--enables chain operators to take advantage of business building insights and create personal connections with leading manufacturers.
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With all the hype of meal kits and the proliferation of meal kit companies, it would appear that the category is experiencing outstanding success. But the consumer response to meal kits tells a different story and meal kit companies are struggling to translate consumers initial exploration of the category into long-term, satisfied customers.
As restaurants enhance their delivery and take-out strategies to cater to evolving consumer needs, foodservice suppliers need to understand the implications to their business. Innovation in “beyond food” items, such as packaging, disposables and equipment are becoming increasingly important and are impacting dining experiences with food and beverage products. No matter what you supply, it’s critical to understand how your product is impacted by these changing dynamics.