47 Results for "Foodservice Leaders"

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

How Google Serves as a Guide to Manage Substantial Change in the Foodservice Industry

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

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

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.

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