Videos: The 2012 IFMA Distributor Awards

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The Distributor Awards, presented each year at Presidents Conference, acknowledge distributor leadership and overall excellence within the foodservice industry.

Only the best within the industry receive the honor of receiving an IFMA Distributor Award. And the 2012 winners are no exception. Click on the videos to watch them in action.

IFMA Excellence in Distribution Award: Nicholas & Company

Nicholas And Company Video

IFMA Distributor Sales & Marketing Performance Award: Cheney Brothers

Cheney Bros Video

IFMA Distinguished Industry Achievement Award: Mike Roach, President, Ben E. Keith Foods

Mike Roach Video

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Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum

The annual IFMA Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum focuses on marketing and sales collaboration, providing these professionals the means to apply actionable insights and best practices to work together to improve both strategic planning and go-to-market execution. 

The program serves to unravel the complexities of the foodservice landscape, delivering powerful insights into the consumer, operator and distributor communities, as well as communicating how to best utilize the available tools for improved collaboration and tactical go-to-market execution. 

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.

Tips for Preparing Your Distributor Award Nomination

Completing a Distributor Award nomination is a simple process, but the information you provide is very important. Judges evaluate the nomination on the merit of the criteria that you share in the online survey. 

2013 IFMA Distinguished Industry Achievement Award – Tom Zatina

Foodservice veteran Tom Zatina is not only president of McLane Foodservice and the 2013 board chairman of the International Foodservice Distributors Association, but also a 2013 IFMA Distributor Award winner. Find out how he's gotten to where he is today.

2013 IFMA Distributor Sales & Marketing Performance Award – Kohl Wholesale

Kohl Wholesale's nutrition and culinary services and propensity to adapt to customers of all sizes are just a couple of the ways the organization demonstrates "immense devotion" to customer service. Read on for more reasons Kohl is a 2013 IFMA Distributor Award winner.

2013 IFMA Excellence in Distribution Award – Merchants Foodservice

Merchants Foodservice's motto, "Whatever it takes," has taken them far beyond where they started 100 years ago as a wholesale grocery company. Find out what makes them a 2013 IFMA Distributor Award winner.

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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

IFMA and Kinetic12 to Develop Best Practices in Foodservice Supply Chain Optimization

Chicago, January 12, 2017 – The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) announced that it will be joining forces with Kinetic12, a food industry management consulting firm, to establish and develop the first ever best practices for foodservice supply chain optimization.

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.