Operator/Manufacturer Collaboration Model (OCM)

The Operator/Manufacturer Collaboration Model Committee consists of chain operators and manufacturers who have championed the development of a best practice model for collaboration in foodservice. The process provides a framework for industry practitioners to classify, understand and communicate value of operator-supplier relationships. Additionally, it is meant to develop a common language to drive efficiency and effectiveness between channel partners. 

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Learn more about the OCM Committee by contacting Becky Conroy at becky@ifmaworld.com.

Smashburger Founder Tom Ryan Innovates Locally to Gain Market Share Nationally

Smashburger Founder & Chief Concept Officer Tom Ryan understands how to apply innovative tactics needed to win an increased share of the consumer's foodservice dollar. The fast casual chain recently began pairing burgers with craft beers provided by local breweries. Learn more about Smashburger's explosive growth and Tom Ryan's scheduled Keynote address at IFMA's Chain Operator EXchange (COEX 2015) coming this March.  

Oct 12

Strategic Issues Series: Back To School

Back To School: A deep dive into the current K-12 segment and how the manufacturers are sure to get the passing grade. 

The Strategic Issues Series is a complimentary IFMA Manufacturer Members-only forum that focuses on issues that are top of mind for foodservice manufacturers. There is no additional cost to attend, as this event is included in the Member’s annual dues. From GPOs to The Distributor of the Future, the series brings to light critical challenges and how manufacturers can take advantage of them to create growth opportunities.