71 Results for "Foodservice Leaders"


How The University of Massachusetts is Transforming College and University Dining

Key trends that will shape the immediate future of foodservice can almost always be found on college campuses. Such is the opinion of Ken Toong, executive director, Auxiliary Enterprises at the University of Massachusetts. Mr. Toong spoke at IFMA’s 2015 Presidents Conference and also shared additional insights with Ideas magazine, published by The Boston Globe where he noted several trends to look for include sustainability, local sourcing and animal welfare.

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Posted by IFMA November 13, 2015
Tagged in: Gold & Silver Plate, Presidents Conference, Industry Research, Foodservice Leaders, Operators

Solutions to the ‘Age Old Challenge’ of Achieving Collaboration between Marketing and Sales

Foodservice companies that truly accelerate performance know that collaboration between marketing and sales professionals is critical. To establish this, companies must begin by ensuring both groups are sharing the same set of strategic business goals and objectives. From there, the real work of building long-term strategic plans begins. But only the most dynamic marketing and sales plans will allow for powerful flexibility in execution needed to consistently cause increased ROI in today’s complex marketplace. 

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Posted by IFMA June 19, 2015
Tagged in: Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum, Foodservice Leaders

“It’s not personal, it’s just business.”

It's a phrase you hear often in business dealings. Yet in today's rapidly evolving world, this mindset leads to rigid, us vs. them relationships that can't withstand a market that demands constant change and adaptation. At Presidents Conference 2013, Kate Vitasek, author of the book series Vested, took the audience deep into collaborative relationships to help them understand which types are appropriate for which relationship.

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Posted by Kate Vitasek, author of the "Vested" book series November 21, 2013
Tagged in: Presidents Conference, Industry Research, Foodservice Leaders, Channel Partners, Foodservice Operators

John Koncki from CKE Restaurants Gets May's SMB Call Fired Up

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

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Posted by IFMA June 05, 2015
Tagged in: Small/Midsized Business, Foodservice Leaders, Channel Partners, Foodservice Operators, Manufacturer Members

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