71 Results for "Foodservice Leaders"


Technology & Creating Demand:The Digitization of the Foodservice Consumer’s Experience

Technology is boosting revenue and building customer loyalty in the foodservice industry, with some national operators like Buffalo Wild Wings (BWW) making it a staple of their brand image. BWW is deploying tablets, creating its own television network to produce proprietary content and launching competitive gaming in the restaurant through apps and social media usage. Learn how BWW presents technology to its customers not as a replacement for human interaction, but as a vehicle to strengthen the human connection.

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Posted by IFMA May 11, 2015
Tagged in: Presidents Conference, Foodservice Leaders

Cinnabon, Ground Round, Wolfgang Puck, Others see new ways to do Business and Increase Foodservice Sales

Six executives representing some of the most recognizable operator brands in the U.S. cited new channels such as supermarkets and social media marketing innovations as reasons to be bullish on the foodservice industry for the next several years. Operators also see value in collaboration with suppliers as a means to better satisfy customers and achieve improved business results. Hiring foodservice employees will continue to be a challenge for the industry which requires creating a culture that people want to be a part of.

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Posted by IFMA May 12, 2015
Tagged in: Presidents Conference, Foodservice Leaders

Foodservice Category Management Updates from 2014 Presidents Conference

Foodservice category management is not a faddish "one-hit wonder"; it is here to stay. It's a very effective operational approach that leverages strategic insights as supply chain partners collaboratively work together to co-create value. In piloting, Full Plate™ best-practice processes generated 20% sales growth.

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Posted by IFMA May 13, 2015
Tagged in: Presidents Conference, Foodservice Leaders, Foodservice Category Management

Foodservice in Grocery – a Profitable and Fast Growing Segment

A historical perspective of the grocery industry in general and how foodservice offerings on the perimeter of stores explains how the changing landscape for this channel came to be today. As such, grocery stores will continue to emphasize foodservice as a profitable, fast-growth area, which can provide unique and compelling offerings to consumers. This Executive Summary from a presentation given at IFMA's Presidents Conference describes where grocers are winning while also outlining other important projections about the future of foodservice in grocery.

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Posted by IFMA May 20, 2015
Tagged in: Presidents Conference, Foodservice Leaders

The Private Equity Factor in Foodservice

Atlanta-based Roark Capital Group invests in consumer-facing restaurant and retail concepts, direct marketing companies and companies in the environmental services industry. It has over $3 billion in assets under management. Roark's 17 restaurant brands include those in the Focus Group family headed by Steve DeSutter. All told, Roark's 12,000 restaurant units serve 2 million meals a day and generate $10 billion in annual sales. About 2,500 of the units are owned and operated by Roark; the rest are franchised.

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Posted by IFMA May 21, 2015
Tagged in: Presidents Conference, Foodservice Leaders