64 Results for "COEX"


Beyond the Inflection Point: Looking Ahead at the Consumer to Come

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.

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Posted by IFMA May 01, 2015
Tagged in: COEX, Foodservice Leaders, Insights, Executive Summaries, Leadership

Leadership Panel: Building a Winning Team

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.

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Posted by May 01, 2015
Tagged in: COEX, Insights, Executive Summaries, Leadership

Disruptive Concepts and the Next Generation of Consumers

Tom Ryan, Smashburger founder and chief concept officer, delivered a keynote address at IFMA's 2015 Chain Operators EXchange (COEX). His insights covered the importance of innovation in the restaurant industry, as well as the principles and thought processes that Smashburger has used to win customers in
the emerging fast casual market.

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Posted by IFMA May 01, 2015
Tagged in: COEX, Insights, Marketing, Executive Summaries, Leadership

Key Themes in Effective Foodservice Operator / Manufacturer Collaboration

Effective collaboration in the foodservice industry takes close communication that focuses on keeping partners abreast of the information they need. It takes understanding, to see the business needs and incentives of all parties. And it requires trust, a belief that the other party will make good on its promises. At IFMA COEX 2015, three panels focused on the importance of collaboration between operators and foodservice manufacturers: Collaboration in Culinary, Collaboration in Marketing and Collaboration in Supply Chain/Operations.

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Tagged in: COEX, Operator/Manufacturer Collaboration, Insights, Marketing, Executive Summaries, Supply Chain, Culinary

Key Themes in Effective Foodservice Operator / Manufacturer Excellence

Ideally, everyone in the restaurant business aspires to excellence.
But what excellence means in various functional areas differs, and the challenges that professionals face as they aspire to excellence reflects a balancing act: Culinarians must create menu items that engage customers, reflect their brand identity, and can be delivered on. In marketing, excellence requires staying true to the brand and ensuring the brand stays relevant to consumers. In supply chain management, cost-effective and seamless delivery of what is needed when it is needed is an element of excellence. Learn what industry experts serving both regional and chain operators  in a variety of job functions emphasized at IFMA COEX 2015.

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Posted by IFMA May 01, 2015
Tagged in: COEX, Insights, Marketing, Executive Summaries, Leadership, Supply Chain, Culinary