61 Results for "Connect"
The foodservice supply chain matured over the past decade, with increased use of technology, more data, and improved collaboration. We asked operators to weigh in on how this has effected them.
Posted by August 13, 2014
Tagged in: Presidents Conference, Foodservice Leaders, Channel Partners, Optimize, Connect, Foodservice Operators, Foodservice Supply Chain
If there's one thing I learned from working in the foodservice industry for the past 26 years, it is the importance of building customer relationships. Establishing strong relationships with your customers is only possible if you have a thorough understanding of their business and needs. Staying in tune with the issues your customers are facing will better enable you to be in the position to provide solutions to their problems.
Posted by Loren Kimura, President & CEO, Basic American Foods
Tagged in: Small/Midsized Business, Gold & Silver Plate, COEX, Distinguished Foodservice Awards, Connect
Consumers have become more knowledgeable about the food they eat, and are increasingly interested in doing business with companies in all industries, including foodservice, who share their values and are part of their community. They also care a great deal about experiences and value. Therefore, creating demand in the future will still be about the basics of food, service, and cleanliness, but will increasingly be about experiences and choices.
Posted by IFMA July 18, 2014
Tagged in: Presidents Conference, Industry Research, Foodservice Leaders, Channel Partners, Optimize, Connect, Foodservice Operators, Foodservice Supply Chain
Reaching nearly the 400,000 independent operators can be an overwhelming task for manufacturers, and social media is one way to reach this large audience directly and cost effectively. Bethany Bell, social media manager at deep food marketing group presents four ways that food manufacturers can build genuine relations with independent operators on social media in the webinar titled “4 Building Blocks of Connecting with Independent Operators on Social Media”.
Posted by IFMA October 01, 2015
Tagged in: Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum, Connect, Associate Members, Manufacturer Members, Insights, Marketing
The foodservice industry is at a tipping point of massive change that is coming over the next five years and will dramatically affect how manufacturers, operators and distributors conduct business for decades to come. At IFMA’s 53rd Annual Presidents Conference, one executive from Google will provide insights on how the tech leader has reacted to rapid change, and the importance of anticipating transformation.
Posted by October 05, 2015
Tagged in: Presidents Conference, Foodservice Leaders, Connect, Discover, Manufacturer Members