Gretchen Sussman

CSM Bakery Solutions

IF Makers Series

Gretchen develops and communicates clear and actionable strategies, while also removing barriers to her team's success at CSM Bakery Solutions. Further, she also prioritizes getting to know customers and offering value-added solutions to improve business results. Get to know her.

Ben Shanley

Coca-Cola Refreshments USA

IF Makers Series

If there's one word to describe Ben Shanley it's "optimistic." He has spent 29 years with Coca-Cola reinforcing the brand's mission to refresh the world and inspire moments of optimism. Ben also views the future of foodservice with an optimistic lens, recognizing the industry's importance for U.S. employment and career growth. Get to know him.

William McClellan

Dawn Food Products, Inc.

IF Makers Series

William McClellan learned early on how hard foodservice professionals work during college, when a snowstorm rendered he himself as the only employee able to show up for work at an in-store cafe. That work ethic transcended throughout his career, as has his passion for the foodservice industry, which William brings to Dawn Foodservice every day. Get to know him.

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.

Mike Villano

Basic American Foods

IF Makers Series

Mike Villano is no stranger to hard work. After getting his start in foodservice managing seafood restaurants in Manhattan, he learned quickly what types of challenges operators face on a daily basis. This foundational knowledge and his "no shortcuts" approach helps him ensure Basic American Foods' customers thrive in the restaurant business. Get to know him.

Webinar: Foodservice Category Management Best Practices Revealed!

If you are involved in Category Management you don't want to miss this! Jeff Schroeder, Partner of The Partnering Group, presented the high level findings from the forthcoming complimentary Best Practices Whitepaper, including the process called Full Plate™,  in the most recent insightful and actionable webinar.

Foodservice Category Management Frameworks - Consumer Path-to-Choice and Operator Steps-To-Use

The Partnering Group (TPG) and The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) announce two new frameworks within Full Plate™, TPG's Foodservice Category Management Model.

5 Groundbreaking Foodservice Initiatives

A lot was covered at Presidents Conference 2013. Take a look at the agenda and registration list for more information on the many learning and collaboration opportunities of which attendees took advantage. In case you missed it, read on for a list of five new industry-wide initiatives, introduced by Dawn Sweeney (NRA), Larry Oberkfell (IFMA) and Mark Allen (IFDA) directed to win back the consumer for foodservice.

The Partnering Group and The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Provide Update on Foodservice Category Management Industry Initiative

The Partnering Group (TPG) and The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) announce the unveiling of Full Plate™, TPG's Foodservice Category Management Process of the future at IFMA's Presidents Conference in Phoenix, Ariz., November 5, 2013.

Webinar: Category Management in Foodservice: The Industry Defines and Aligns on Opportunities

Art Bell  and Jeff Schroeder of The Partnering Group presented a webinar on "Category Management in Foodservice: The Industry Defines and Aligns on Opportunities." which reviewed the work of The Foodservice Category Management Innovation & Activation Board. View the webinar to learn about the Board's work on Category Management.

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Presidents Conference

The IFMA Presidents Conference is the place “Where Leaders Meet.” The 54th annual premier top-to-top forum, co-hosted by the NRA and IFDA, brings together influential leaders of foodservice from the operator, manufacturer and distributor communities.

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