Jay Crown

Rich Products Corporation

IF Makers Series

Jay asserts that in 2020, Foodservice will be moving faster than ever. Be it around adoption of trends, flavors and ingredients. The key difference will be how operators learn about them and the speed in which they are adopted. Get to know him.

Jim Clough

AdvancePierre Foods, Inc.

IF Makers Series

Jim believes that when he and his colleagues do their job right, their customers will embrace  AdvancePierre Foods as a company they want to do business with. He also believes that profitable foodservice distributors are good for the industry.  He advises those who are new to foodservice to have a passion for the industry. Get to know him.

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.

 

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.

Rick Kirkpatrick

Sweet Street Desserts

IF Makers Series

As vice president of sales & marketing at Sweet Street Desserts and an active IFMA board member, Rick relies on foodservice industry events and social media to build lasting relationships with foodservice leaders, fellow board members and his customers. Get to know him.

Foodservice Category Management Defined: Day 120 Update

What does Foodservice Category Management really mean? The Foodservice Category Management Innovation & Activation Board has established a universal definition to facilitate the industry's use of this strategic process. Get the definition here!

Welcome to the Foodservice Category Management Community!

Thank you for being part of the Foodservice Category Management Community! Read on for tips on how to take advantage of this resource page.

Foodservice Category Management: Day 90 Update

Last week work began as 65 members of the Foodservice Category Management Innovation & Activation Board met in Chicago to wrestle with the challenges and significant opportunities the industry initiative presents. 

Foodservice Category Management: Day 60 Update - NRA Joins Effort

It has been 60 days since IFMA and a host of subject experts and industry partners launched the all-inclusive and industry-wide Foodservice Category Management Initiative. We are pleased to announce that in addition to the founders - The Partnering Group (TPG)Datassential, and NPD, our family of participating organizations now include - National Restaurant Association (NRA), International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) and Foodservice Sales & Marketing Association (FSMA), along with 16 manufacturers, six distributors and three brokers.

 

Foodservice Category Management Initiative: Day 30 Update

It has been 30 days since IFMA and a host of subject experts and industry partners launched the all-inclusive and industry-wide Foodservice Category Management Initiative. We are pleased to announce that in addition to the founders - The Partnering Group (TPG), Datassential and NPD - The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA), Foodservice Sales & Marketing Association (FSMA) and The Category Management Association (CMA) are joining the effort.

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Mar 05

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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