47 Results for "Foodservice Leaders"


John Koncki from CKE Restaurants to Join May's SMB Call

Every month, IFMA's Small & Midsized Business (SMB) community hosts a discussion with industry experts, trading partners or operator customers. John Koncki, Director of R&D at CKE Restaurants, will be joining the SMB community call and discussing how small and midsized businesses can work with the restaurant chain.

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Posted by IFMA May 18, 2015
Tagged in: Small/Midsized Business, Foodservice Leaders, Foodservice Operators, Manufacturer Members

J. Walker Smith Comments on Unique Foodservice Trend

As executive chairman of The Futures Company, J. Walker Smith is considered one of the leading analysts on consumer trends. Mr. Smith noted in a January/February 2014 Restaurant Briefing article that consumers are demonstrating less interest in controlling how operators bring their concepts to market; rather, they want the industry to understand them and take the lead in creating concepts and products they want. Learn more about key trends Mr. Smith envisions for the foodservice industry. Attend COEX 2015 March 1-4 in Las Vegas to hear Mr. Smith share these visions in person. 

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Posted by IFMA December 15, 2014
Tagged in: COEX, Foodservice Leaders, Foodservice Operators

Location Analytics, the New Frontier in Foodservice Research

New research models that facilitate a deeper understanding of foodservice market dynamics and consumer behaviors are now available and more powerful than ever before. In particular, location analytics is an important next frontier in foodservice market research. Jack Li, managing director, Datassential, explains how suppliers can use these new models to help their operator customers maneuver more strategically in their local markets.

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Posted by IFMA May 08, 2015
Tagged in: Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum, Foodservice Leaders, Consumer Planning Program

Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum to Feature Newest Insights and Best Practices in Planning and Execution

True collaboration between professionals from both marketing and sales leads to powerful benefits for foodservice companies. One of them includes the creation of best practices in planning and execution, which is also the core theme of IFMA’s 2015 Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum (MSLF). This year’s forum will take place at Anheuser-Busch’s NA Headquarters in St. Louis Aug. 4-5. 

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Posted by July 15, 2015
Tagged in: Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum, Foodservice Leaders, foodservice research

New IFMA Training Session Emphasizes the Value of Collaboration between Manufacturers and Chain Operators

Gaining a framework to classify, understand and communicate the value of operator-supplier relationships was the focus of IFMA's Operator/Manufacturer Collaboration Model (OCM) Training, which took place April 2 in northwest suburban Rosemont, IL. Nearly 40 foodservice professionals attended the session to learn about new best-practices for collaboration in foodservice. 

 

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Posted by IFMA May 12, 2015
Tagged in: Foodservice Leaders, operator collaboration model, Operator Collaboration Model Training