78 Results for "Foodservice Leaders"

Review of 2014 Foodservice "State of the Industry" Report

Leaders of IFMA, the NRA and IFDA delivered a SWOT analysis during their Foodservice "State of the Industry" Report, presented at the 2014 Presidents Conference. Their findings? The industry grew in 2014 and significant opportunities exist to increase consumer demand in 2015. Substantial savings opportunities can also be gained through more efficient supply chains this year. Learn how industry-wide collaboration is expected to continue contributing to increased foodservice sales and profitability in 2015.

Posted by IFMA January 20, 2015
Tagged in: Presidents Conference, Consumer Planning, Industry Research, Foodservice Leaders, Foodservice Supply Chain, Foodservice Category Management, Operator/Manufacturer Collaboration

A Holistic Approach to Supply Chain—Integrating Sourcing, Spend Analytics and Supply Chain Management

Modern technology has in some ways complicated supply chain management, but it also holds tremendous potential to optimize it via big data. With the right analytics systems in place, supply chains can be made more nimble and resilient, as well as generate cost-savings and revenue opportunities, particularly when integrated with other departments like marketing.

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

Peeking over the Horizon in Foodservice

Steve DeSutter, president and CEO of FOCUS Brands, Inc., delivered the keynote address at Day One of IFMA's Presidents Conference in November of 2014. His presentation entitled "Peaking over the Horizon in Foodservice" referenced rapid technological change and industry innovation as "game-changers" for the foodservice industry. Companies need operating models organized for flexibility, with adaptive capabilities. Then industry disruption will bring not threats to defend against, but exciting new opportunities to embrace.

Posted by IFMA April 06, 2015
Tagged in: Presidents Conference, Industry Research, Foodservice Leaders, Foodservice Operators

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.

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.

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