Illustrated For You at Presidents Conference 2014

Posted by IFMA November 18, 2014

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Graphic Recording is the translation of conversations and presentations into images and text during meetings and events.

At Presidents Conference 2014, we captured the key takeaways from Monday and Tuesday morning's general session.

Find the major sessions below.

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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."

Business Model of the Future

Industry disruptors are everywhere, including foodservice. Companies must change their business models to adapt and develop capabilities to stay competitive. It can be helpful to analyze factors like financial performance, market dynamics, and strategic investments to assess the risk of industry disruption. Although large, established companies must focus their core business, it is still possible to innovate. The key is to create an ecosystem of partners and leverage data and technology

Food in America – A Redefinition of Our Industry

Overview

For decades, foodservice has been defined as food prepared away from home. Today, however, the lines are blurring between foodservice and in-home meals. When people entertain at home, for example, they often acquire food from both retail and foodservice sources. Research shows that people enjoy eating at home when they are multitasking or when they want a comfortable atmosphere. On the other hand, consumers are excited and passionate about away-from-home meals. Rather than trying to get people into restaurants, foodservice companies can succeed by bringing food to consumers at home. Keys to success are improved access, delivery, and automation.

IFMA Names 2016 Top Distributors in Foodservice

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) announced the winners of the 10th Annual Distributor Awards, which acknowledge distributor leadership and overall excellence within the foodservice industry. Visit the Presidents Conference event page to learn how you can register for the event and show your support for the winners.

The Fight for Market Share Continues to Heat Up

As the definition of foodservice continues to blur, operators are keeping their eyes on how to maintain their share in the market. Standout brands and executives from across the industry are coming together at the 2016 IFMA Presidents Conference to discuss how they are attracting the consumer and competing in the ever-changing environment.

Wally Doolin to Moderate Panel at Presidents Conference, Top Operators to Offer Reactions to Conference Insights

Occasions that drive consumer choice, retaining quality employees and capital investment are areas of focus to the benefit of the foodservice industry. These insights, and others, are the subject of a recent article penned by TDn2K Chairman and Founder Wally Doolin. He will be addressing similar issues as moderator of the Closing Keynote Panel at Presidents Conference, which features executives from top operator brands and their reactions to insights conveyed during the conference. 

FOCUS Brands CEO Drives Success through Consumer Experiences Aligned with Operator Brands

One of the foodservice industry's most dynamic executive leaders today is Steve DeSutter, who joined FOCUS Brands, Inc. as their president and CEO in March. Mr. DeSutter will be delivering the opening keynote address at Presidents Conference this November, which is the place where foodservice leaders come to address critical issues affecting our industry. His presentation will address how consumer experiences with operator brands are a key area of focus that leads to success. 

Cleveland Research Identifies Movement in Grocery Foodservice Trend

Given the accelerated shift to perimeter departments within grocery and convenience stores, retailers are allocating more space and resources to grow profits from foodservice sales.  The opportunities for manufacturers to secure growth in this channel are prospering, hear more  from Jason Whitmer, President of Cleveland Research Company at Presidents Conference in November.  

2014 Distributor Award Winners Announced!

IFMA announced the winners of the 8th Annual Distributor Awards. The prestigious awards acknowledge distributor leadership and overall excellence within the foodservice industry. The winners will be celebrated at Presidents Conference on Nov. 2-5, 2014, co-hosted by IFMA and The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA).

"This year's Distributor Award recipients are among the best in the business and we are proud to honor them." Click to read more. 

Operators on Driving Supply Chain Efficiency

The foodservice supply chain matured over the past decade, with increased use of technology, more data, and improved collaboration. We asked operators to weigh in on how this has effected them.

Operators on Driving Consumer Demand

Consumers have become more knowledgeable about the food they eat, and are increasingly interested in doing business with companies in all industries, including foodservice, who share their values and are part of their community. They also care a great deal about experiences and value. Therefore, creating demand in the future will still be about the basics of food, service, and cleanliness, but will increasingly be about experiences and choices.