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The $683 billion restaurant industry is mature; however, there is unprecedented opportunity for innovation.
At COEX 2014, panelists from four fast-expanding chains illustrated, there is tremendous potential for and reward from innovation. All four entrepreneurs have tapped niches of consumer demand to build distinctive, well-loved brands that attract a loyal customer following. And all have prioritized people, fostering enduring connections in unique ways.
Posted by IFMA January 15, 2015
Tagged in: COEX, Consumer Planning, Industry Research, Foodservice Leaders, Foodservice Operators
With a majority of attendees saying IFMA's 2015 Chain Operator Exchange (COEX) Conference was the best yet, several who participated in the show will now be looking to apply what they learned into everyday field use. View a series of videos covering highlights from this year's conference. Learn more about which best-practice initiatives covered at COEX are most applicable to your business.
Posted by IFMA March 23, 2015
Tagged in: COEX, Chain Operators, Operator Collaboration Model Training, Operator
Everyone who attended IFMA COEX 2015 in Las Vegas was abuzz about the number 32. Why? Because Smashburger Founder & Chief Concept Officer Tom Ryan announced during his keynote presentation that "to stay relevant on an ongoing basis, brands must maintain the mindset of a 32-year old." He then went on to describe two other reasons his chain is achieving substantial and profitable growth. Tom Ryan's keynote address and several other powerful presentations are covered as part of the 2015 IFMA Chain Operators EXchange (COEX) Executive Summary Series.
Posted by IFMA May 01, 2015
Tagged in: COEX, Insights, Center of Best Practices, Marketing, Executive Summaries, Leadership, Culinary
Executives in foodservice and other consumer-facing businesses need to be watching not just trends in their industry but trends in society at large. Societal trends have the potential to dramatically disrupt today’s market dynamics, bringing new opportunities to forward-thinking market players. While addressing attendees at IFMA's 2015 Chain Operators EXchange event, J. Walker Smith of the the Futures Company outlined five important inflection points on the horizon, heralding societal changes rooted in demographic shifts and technological advances.
Posted by IFMA May 01, 2015
Tagged in: COEX, Foodservice Leaders, Insights, Executive Summaries, Leadership
It has been said that the customer isn’t always right, yet must always be heard. The same is true of all key stakeholders. Restaurant chain leaders face a complex job in balancing the needs of multiple constituent groups and fostering the degree of communication and collaboration among them that is necessary for innovation and strategy execution. Leaders from five national and regional chain operators provided their insights on this topic at IFMA COEX 2015.
Posted by May 01, 2015
Tagged in: COEX, Insights, Executive Summaries, Leadership