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Nov 06

Presidents Conference

The IFMA Presidents Conference is the place “Where Leaders Meet.” The 54th annual premier top-to-top forum, co-hosted by the NRA and IFDA, brings together influential leaders of foodservice from the operator, manufacturer and distributor communities.

Mark your calendar: IFMA 2013 Events

IFMA hosts a variety of events throughout the year that enable members to connect with peers and trading partners and focus on important issues facing the industry. From forums that inspire connectivity and collaboration across the channel to market insight conferences that keep you informed about trends and issues, IFMA offers a variety of ways for you stay ahead.

Best Practices for Foodservice New Product Development Revealed

IFMA's Center of Innovation Excellence has revealed four new Best Practices for Foodservice New Product Development (NPD). These practices come in the form of actionable tools that can be easily implemented into any current or developing new product process. Find out how they can help you improve your new product development process.

IFMA Launches Center of Innovation Excellence

PRESS RELEASE: CHICAGO, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) is making great strides in the development of standard innovation frameworks for foodservice through the Center of Innovation Excellence (CIE).

P&G Professional Executive: Innovation Comes in Many Forms

IFMA partnered with Restaurant SmartBrief to bring attention to ways to optimize across the entire supply channel and bring consumers back to foodservice.

CIE Phase 3 Best Practices Call for Founding Members!

We are currently recruiting Founding Members for the Center of Innovation Excellence (CIE) Phase 3 work.

CIE Phase 2 Benchmarking on Sale!

Innovation is the lifeblood of the industry and now you have access to information on how innovation is being managed in foodservice specifically!

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.

The Center of Innovation Excellence Uncovers Best Practices in Foodservice New Product Development

To enable manufacturers to launch more profitable new products, IFMA and Stage-Gate International released a report charting four essential best practices in foodservice new product development. The report,"New Product Development: Best Practices in Foodservice", was produced through The Center of Innovation Excellence (CIE) and provides practical tools that promote better innovation efficiency and foster collaboration.

Future of Foodservice Student Spotlight: Aly Becraft

IFMA's Educational Foundation promotes the next generation of foodservice leaders. Learn how one student is using her foodservice internship stipend to further her studies in food science and nutrition.

VIDEO: Supply Chain, get ready for 2015!

What does the foodservice supply chain look like in 2015? Foodservice insiders explain how they see the industry's supply chain taking shape over the next few critical years with the support of the Foodservice GS1 US Standards Initiative.