78 Results for "Foodservice Leaders"


Joint Business Planning Initiative Kicks Off

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA), with the resources of The Partnering Group (TPG), announces the launch of an industry-wide Joint Business Planning (JBP) initiative to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of foodservice operator and manufacturer collaboration.

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Posted by IFMA June 25, 2015
Tagged in: Foodservice Leaders, Operator/Manufacturer Collaboration, Operator Collaboration, Joint Business Planning (JBP)

Silver Plate Winner Kat Cole Among 10 Inspiring Women in Restaurant Industry

2015 Silver Plate Winner Kat Cole, group president of FOCUS Brands Inc., was included in a Medium.com post entitled "10 Stories of Inspiring Women from the Restaurant Industry You Need to Know." The story reports on the restaurant industry today and how it has more women in management and ownership positions than any other industry. Learn more about Ms. Cole and how to celebrate her induction into IFMA's class of 2015 Silver Plate Winners in Chicago on May 18. 

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Posted by IFMA March 26, 2015
Tagged in: Gold & Silver Plate, Foodservice Leaders, Operators

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

Five Foodservice Trends Reshaping the Competitive Landscape

Casual dining is under siege. Food with a story sells. New ways to eat include snacking and mashups. These topics were just three of five overlapping trends discussed during a single session at IFMA's last Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum. They alone are reshaping the competitive landscape of the foodservice industry and providing opportunities for suppliers to help operators succeed.

 

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Posted by IFMA May 07, 2015
Tagged in: Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum, Industry Research, Foodservice Leaders