Consumer Planning Program Committee

The Consumer Planning Program is managed by IFMA members who have made financial contributions to lead and support the program's initiatives. These Committee members drive the strategic direction of comprehensive areas of study focusing on the most critical issues affecting the foodservice industry today. Learn more.

Learn more about what it takes to be a CPP member by contacting Mike Schwartz at mike@ifmaworld.com.

Webinar: Consumer Planning Program Generations

This is the first of a series of webinars for 2015 CPP members. The webinar series, hosted by IFMA and Datassential's Jack Li, will cover all topics from the 2015 CPP report, including deep dives and micro reports. This first webinar focused on generations.

About IFMA's Consumer Planning Program

The Consumer Planning Program (CPP) was formed, in partnership with Datassential, to delve deeper into the consumer mindset, to find out why consumers pick a foodservice venue, how those decisions are made and what manufacturers (and operators) can do to influence those decisions.

CPP is managed by IFMA manufacturer members who are part of the Consumer Planning Program Committee. These professionals have made financial contributions to support Consumer Planning Program initiatives. The 2015/2016 report, delivered in February 2016, is now available for purchase. 

IFMA’s ROI Calculator to Help Members Achieve Zero-Based Budgeting

Zero-based budgeting is a trending practice first introduced in the 1970s that has very recently experienced a renaissance at numerous companies, both large and small. P&L professionals tasked with managing in a zero-based budgeting environment will be required to analyze the most efficient return on spending, from the bottom up, and truly understand how effective the spend will be. To assist P&L managers with this initiative, IFMA has developed a way to help quantify and qualify the value it brings to members and their respective companies.

Location Analytics, the New Frontier in Foodservice Research

New research models that facilitate a deeper understanding of foodservice market dynamics and consumer behaviors are now available and more powerful than ever before. In particular, location analytics is an important next frontier in foodservice market research. Jack Li, managing director, Datassential, explains how suppliers can use these new models to help their operator customers maneuver more strategically in their local markets.

Want to Better Understand Consumer Behavior and Dining Motivations?

Released this week, the new 2015/2016 Consumer Planning Program (CPP) Report uncovers eating behavior data from nearly 12,000 consumers across 17 critical topical areas. The Report, compiled in conjunction with Datassential, helps manufacturers address a void in insightful, reliable and current data available to the foodservice industry.

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."