Kristin Bird

Tyson Foods, Inc

IF Makers Series

Kristin leads the field selling organization, customer and segment marketing, culinary and training at Tyson Foods. What's more, she is active throughout the industry, including her role in supporting the development of foodservice category management. Get to know her.


Teri Trullinger

Cargill Foodservice

IF Makers Series

Teri leads a sales team & broker network to execute on the Cargill foodservice strategy and meeting. She is responsible for meeting the overall goals of the business. Her first job in foodservice was in a small town in Minnesota. Her advice to those new to foodservice is “stay focused.” Get to know her.

Erin Buntin

Schreiber Foods

IF Makers Series

In Erin Buntin's current role at Schreiber Foods, she is charged with being "customer obsessed", which means she leads the company's field sales team to build strategies and business plans that focus on exceeding customers expectations and of course, selling more cases profitably. When her friends ask her what she does, she simply replies "I am changing the world one slice of cheese at a time." Get to know her.

Michael Cannon

Surlean Foods

IF Makers Series

Managing the growth and development of the sales, marketing and R&D teams at Surlean Foods is quite the task, but somehow Michael finds time to help shape many of IFMA's programs. His motto, "Don't let 'perfect' get in the way of 'better'" helps him stay on task and continuously seek improvement. Get to know him.

Annica Kreider

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers

IF Makers Series

Annica’s first experience working in a restaurant kitchen was at a local pizza shop in college. Today, she is the Vice President of Brand Development at Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, responsible for marketing and creating a brand voice for the consumer. 

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Strategic Issues Series Webinar: Meal Kits

IFMA, in partnership with Kinetic12 and Datassential, provided its members a look at a topic buzzing within the foodservice industry - Meal Kits. Based on the ‘Meal Kits: What Do They Mean for Foodservice?’ whitepaper, this complimentary webinar tackles the relatively short journey this new platform has taken, the drivers and challenges it faces and a perspective on what’s next. 


December 2017 Future Foodservice Spotlight: Jacqualine O'Connor

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 and Consumer Packaged Goods Marketing.

Executive Summary Series: Manufacturer’s Perspective on Meal Kit Partnership

Food is becoming "cultural capital," according to Nicole Sorensen and Sarah Hickey of Tyson Foods, as technology and social media change the way consumers purchase and interact with food. Experiences are becoming more important than ever; Millennials in particular are now three times more likely to post something on social media about a food they tried than they are about an item they bought.

Hold the Rye: Promos Leave Restaurant Supply Chains Stretched

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. 

A Year In Review: Membership Dues

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."

Why Do Chain Operators Attend COEX?

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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Chain Operators EXchange (COEX)

The IFMA Chain Operators EXchange (COEX) enables chain operators to take advantage of business building insights and create personal connections with leading manufacturers. With dozens of high-profile operators on the planning committee, the program truly is created "by operators, for operators."

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