5 Groundbreaking Foodservice Initiatives

Posted by IFMA November 05, 2013

Tagged in Consumer Planning Discover Foodservice Category Management

A lot was covered at Presidents Conference 2013. Take a look at the agenda and registration list for more information on the many learning and collaboration opportunities of which attendees took advantage. In case you missed it, read on for a list of five new industry-wide initiatives, introduced by Dawn Sweeney (NRA), Larry Oberkfell (IFMA) and Mark Allen (IFDA) directed to win back the consumer for foodservice.

5 Initiatives:

  • New View
  • Consumer Planning
  • Operator/Manufacturer Collaboration
  • FSnavigator™ (consumer/operator insight portal)
  • Foodservice Category Management

Members, please login for details on the intiatives. 

Login To Gain Access To This Content
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."

Foodservice Category Management: Best Practices and Training & Certification Program Advances Industry Knowledge

IFMA and The Partnering Group are proud to announce the best practices report (Full Plate™: Category Management Business Process for Foodservice) and Foodservice Category Management Training and Certification Program, powered by Full Plate™. 

Press Release: IFMA & TPG Announce Foodservice Category Management Training & Certification

The Partnering Group (TPG) and IFMA introduce IFMA's Foodservice Category Management Training and Certification Program. The program is powered by Full Plate™, Foodservice Category Management, developed by TPG and recently endorsed by the Foodservice Category Management Innovation & Activation board. Training schedule will be released soon. 

Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum 2013: Foodservice Category Management Executive Summary

Category management is a data-driven, collaborative process where distributors and manufacturers work together to develop strategies to grow specific categories, by satisfying operators and consumers. The concept of category management isn't new, but with a new business paradigm focused on supply chain efficiency and with access to an unprecedented level of data, the time for foodservice category management is now. Download an executive summary from Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum 2013 to learn more. 

Foodservice GS1 US Update: July/August 2014

The Foodservice GS1 US Update is provided by IFDA and IFMA to share progress on the Foodservice GS1 US Standards Initiative and provide links to available resources. 

Webinar: Sysco's Bill Day: Update & Perspectives

Join the IFMA community as Bill Day, Vice President at Sysco, provides a status update on Category Management.

Do You Have WIIFW Partnerships With Your Suppliers?

Kate Vitasek shared the Vested® model, of deep collaboration, developed at the University of Tennessee during Presidents Conference 2013. Vested is a mindset of focusing on what's in it for "we" instead of what's in it for me; is a methodology and rules; and is a movement where companies play a different game by adopting new habits and business models.

Adoption of GS1 Standards

The foodservice industry has made the adoption of GS1 Standards a top priority to improve product information, efficiency and food safety.

Jeff Jablow from Cheeburger Cheeburger Gets Grilled by IFMA’s SMB Group

Every month, IFMA's Small & Midsized Business (SMB) community hosts a discussion with industry experts, trading partners or operator customers. In April, Jeff Jablow, Director of Training and Menu Development, answered some hard (and some not so hard) questions about his business.

Learn how to enhance the value of the foodservice consumer's choice

You will not want to miss this year's edition of the conference past attendees have called "beyond excellent."  At the 3rd annual Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum, foodservice marketing and sales pros will convene to discover new insights & best practices that drive planning & execution.

Boyd Jordon Speaks to Small/Midsized Businesses about Category Management, Consolidation & Customers

Every month, IFMA's Small & Midsized Business (SMB) community hosts a discussion with industry experts, trading partners or operator customers. In January, Boyd Jordon, president of Reinhart Foodservice and industry veteran, shared his views on the changing foodservice landscape and how SMBs can better work with Reinhart in 2014 and beyond.