CIE: Phase 2 revealed - Phase 3 begins!

Posted by IFMA November 15, 2012

Tagged in Center of Innovation Excellence Innovation

IFMA's Center of Innovation Excellence (CIE) is featured in the November issue of Prepared Foods (a BNP Media publication). The article highlights findings from the first and second phase of CIE's work, and provides information on process, metrics and the positive effect collaboration has on new product development success. Also contained is a letter from Larry Oberkfell, President and CEO of IFMA, and three member profiles; Land O' Lakes, PepsiCo and Starbucks. 

We are currently recruiting for Phase 3 Founding Members (Manufacturers) and Contributing Partners (Operators) to be involved in Phase 3, interactive workshops focused on Best Practices. Members will not only receive a copy of all the information discovered thus far through the previous phases, but will be able to attend the workshop and participate actively in the learnings. Don't let this opportunity pass you by! 

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