12 Results for "Category Management"


IFMA & TPG’s New White Paper Addresses Application of Category Management Best Practices and Processes

CHICAGO, OCT. 1, 2015—Today the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) released a white paper addressing the application of category management best practices and processes that help both distributors and manufacturers drive more collaborative and effective partnerships. The white paper, titled “Full Plate™, Applying Collaborative Planning Best Practice in Foodservice,” is provided by IFMA in conjunction with The Partnering Group (TPG).  

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Posted by IFMA October 01, 2015
Tagged in: Industry Research, Category Management, Foodservice Category Management, Center of Best Practices

IFMA & The Partnering Group to Create Industry Standard in Foodservice Category Management

IFMA is sponsoring the industry's first inclusive foodservice category management best practices initiative. The intent of the initiative is to provide the collaborative environment required to deliver a healthy and growing consumer advantage in the foodservice marketplace. Find out more about this groundbreaking initiative.

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Posted by IFMA May 16, 2013
Tagged in: Optimize, Foodservice Innovation, Category Management, Foodservice Best Practices

Key Challenges Uncovered through Category Management Pilot Programs

For the last several months, four manufacturer and distributor teams have been engaging in a pilot program testing the 8-step Full Plate™ Category Management process. The teams are currently activating their completed category plans, which has introduced common challenges and solutions needed to generate optimal results.  

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Posted by IFMA October 10, 2014
Tagged in: Presidents Conference, Connect, Foodservice Operators, Category Management, Foodservice Category Management, Foodservice Category Management Training, Foodservice Category Management Certification

What is your Strategy to Reach the Independent Operator?

Consumers are becoming increasingly more drawn to independent restaurants with the rise of locally sourced and sustainable food options, making these operators a vehicle for growth. As the demand to better reach the independent magnifies, manufacturers are learning to improve collaborative planning within their distributor partnerships.

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Posted by IFMA February 22, 2016
Tagged in: Foodservice Training, Category Management, Foodservice Category Management (FCM), Insights, Center of Best Practices, Leadership, Foodservice Distributors

Get Foodservice Category Management Certified.

Invest in your career development with IFMA's FCM Certification, powered by TPG's Full Plate™, and acquire a vital industry competitive advantage.

Validate your knowledge of Full Plate™ and promote your expertise in Foodservice Category Management (FCM).  Registration for certification testing is now available. 

Communities / Foodservice Category Management / Articles
Posted by IFMA May 08, 2014
Tagged in: Foodservice Training, Category Management, Foodservice Best Practices