August: Welcome IFMA's newest members!

Posted by IFMA August 18, 2014

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Each month we highlight the newest companies that make up IFMA's diverse membership community. Read on to learn about their backgrounds and specialties.

August 2014


INFusion Sales Group is a Northeastern Sales & Marketing Agency with corporate headquarters in Metro NYC/Eastern PA, Buffalo, NY, Boston, MA, Baltimore, MD and Viriginia Beach, VA. Over 200 sales associates, eleven fully equipped Training/Sales offices, covering 23.5% of the total U.S. population and 25% of the U.S. dollar. Active ownership engagement at ALL levels of the trade. A unified culture, value system, training commitment & go-to-market stategy across the entire region. Future expansion planning based on strategy support by our client and distributor partners. Members of The Affinity Group. Learn more at


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Paramount Marketing Group is the Premier Regional Sales Organization in the Southeast. We bring creative strategies, unparalleled commitment and decades of experience to all links in the foodservice supply chain.

Paramount Marketing Group (PMG) is unique in the sense that we bring Regional Strength and Local Focus found in no other agency. PMG has 15 offices and over 170+ foodservice professionals in 11 Southeastern states. Our industry reach in the Southeast, and depth of knowledge for serving both regional and local markets, sets us far above the traditional food brokerage firm.

  • Regional Strength with Local Focus
  • Distributor Friendly, Operator Obsessed
  • Broad Southeastern Reach and Market Penetration
  • Extensive Depth of Knowledge
  • Local Accountability and Ownership
  • Decades of Industry Experience
  • Financial Stability
  • Creative Thinking
  • The Scale to drive your business
  • Success Driven by Honesty and Hard Work!

Learn more at

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August: Welcome IFMA's New Members

Each month we highlight the newest companies that make up IFMA's diverse membership community. Read on to learn about their backgrounds and specialties.

Taming the Wild, Wild, West-Part 1 Buy-side Technology Case Study

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