Webinar: Center of Innovation Excellence - Best Practices in Innovation

Posted by IFMA December 06, 2013

Tagged in Center of Innovation Excellence Discover New Product Development Webinar

If you are responsible for or oversee product, product development, R & D or innovation, then you don't want to miss this!

Ken Miller, Vice President and General Manager of Smucker Foodservice, and Michelle Jones, Executive Vice President Global Growth of Stage-Gate International, discussed the four best practices in New Product Development (NPD) discovered through IFMA's Center of Innovation Excellence.

Learn how top performers in foodservice innovation

  • Select their products
  • Build and support their strategy
  • Effectively collaborate with partners
  • Learn from their mistakes.

Login to view the recorded webinar.

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."

Prepared Foods reviews Center of Innovation Excellence’s latest work

Top level findings on Best Practices in innovation process, based on most recent IFMA Center of Innovation Excellence whitepaper, revealed in Prepared Foods August edition.   

Transforming the Foodservice Industry with Insights-Driven Decision Making

Insights-Driven Decision Making is paramount to overcoming a key challenge foodservice manufacturers face when they do not know how markets are trending, where their products are being used, and how their competitors are reacting. This is also a key area of focus for SupplyTrack, a revolutionary new product offered by The NPD Group, which helps bring big value to companies and the industry when combined with Foodservice Full Plate™ Category Management best practices

Cleveland Research Identifies Movement in Grocery Foodservice Trend

Given the accelerated shift to perimeter departments within grocery and convenience stores, retailers are allocating more space and resources to grow profits from foodservice sales.  The opportunities for manufacturers to secure growth in this channel are prospering, hear more  from Jason Whitmer, President of Cleveland Research Company at Presidents Conference in November.  

Does Your Distribution Strategy Include Cash & Carry?

What should members consider when creating a distribution strategy?  What role could Cash & Carry play?  This was the focus of the most recent Strategic Issues Series: "Framework for a Distribution Strategy."  Under this umbrella, there was a deep dive into "Opportunities in Cash & Carry," with special guest Clark Pager from Restaurant Depot.

IFMA’s Consumer Planning Program – More Insights, More Benefits!

This year, IFMA's Consumer Planning Program delivers big value by adding additional benefits along with relevant and actionable insights!  

The Operator Collaboration Model and FSnavigator

The foodservice industry has seen some challenging times. But a group of leading operators, manufacturers and industry experts have come together to create new frameworks and processes to better serve the consumer and improve industry wide collaboration.

Doug Brooks on making tough choices in foodservice

A 48-year industry veteran, who spent the last nine at the helm of Brinker International, Doug Brooks knows a thing or two about finding focus in foodservice and will share his experiences at Chain Operators EXchange (COEX) 2014.

Don Fox on 7 Steps to Building a High Performing Brand at COEX

Drawing on 40 years of experience as both servant and leader, Don Fox will offer insights on developing and leading a high performance organization as a keynote speaker at the Chain Operators Exchange 2014. As the CEO of Firehouse of America, LLC, he has been a catalyst for growth, leading the brand from 65 restaurants in 2003, to well over 700 restaurants today.

Is “fresh” a farce? New research provides fresh insights

Preliminary findings from new consumer research conducted by Datassential for IFMA's Consumer Planning Program members indicates that consumers are skeptical about the word "fresh" on the menu, and there are some requirements to use it in a compelling and convincing way.  

Reading Consumers’ Minds – How Occasions Drive Foodservice Demand

At the 2013 Marketing & Sales Leaders ForumDatassential's Jack Li presented all new information on why consumer occasions are such an important piece of the puzzle when manufacturers execute with their operator customers.