The New IFMA: A Message from Larry Oberkfell, President & CEO

Larry -Oberkfell -Nov .-2011

Have you heard about the new IFMA? What's all the buzz about? Our members and board of directors are busy creating an entirely new association, with the primary goal of serving you! Today there are 20 active committees with over 50% of our membership participating.

Foodservice has always been thought of as a people business - and for good reason. Our industry is very complex and diverse. It doesn't have the same level of established standards, methodologies and best practices that retail does. As a result, foodservice requires close collaboration between trading partners to be successful.

IFMA provides that community and the connections to be successful in our industry.

Our mission is to enable our member community to focus on critical issues affecting their businesses and the industry. We do this through our core business process (our committee system) and by empowering dialogue across the supply channel. It's a group effort and our members are leading the charge.

Our work is your work. So why not get involved and become a part of the new IFMA? Contact us to learn more about participating in a committee of your interest.

Please contact an IFMA staff member for more information and click here to become a member.

Best Wishes!


Larry Oberkfell
IFMA President & CEO