71 Results for "Foodservice Leaders"


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.

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

Geopolitical Trends the Food Industry Cannot Afford to Ignore

In his presentation at Presidents Conference, to be held in Scottsdale, AZ this Nov. 1-4, Dr. George Friedman will explain how in the long view, history is seen as a series of events; however, the course of these events is determined by individuals and their actions. During the next five years, individual leaders will face significant transitions for their nations.

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Posted by IFMA July 30, 2015
Tagged in: Presidents Conference, Foodservice Leaders

Operators on Driving Consumer Demand

Consumers have become more knowledgeable about the food they eat, and are increasingly interested in doing business with companies in all industries, including foodservice, who share their values and are part of their community. They also care a great deal about experiences and value. Therefore, creating demand in the future will still be about the basics of food, service, and cleanliness, but will increasingly be about experiences and choices.

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Posted by IFMA July 18, 2014
Tagged in: Presidents Conference, Industry Research, Foodservice Leaders, Channel Partners, Optimize, Connect, Foodservice Operators, Foodservice Supply Chain

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.

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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.

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Posted by IFMA May 11, 2015
Tagged in: Presidents Conference, Foodservice Leaders