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Seasonal Limited Time Offers Appeal Most to Consumers

Students are returning to school, soon there will be a chill in the air, and consumers everywhere are eagerly anticipating the return of pumpkin spice. It must be Fall. On September 1st, Starbucks released their seasonal menu featuring the pumpkin spice latte and the popular coffee chain is not alone. Pumpkin-inspired limited time offers (LTOs) are featured at Dairy Queen, Au Bon Pain, Olive Garden, and many more chains creating special offers for the season. Learn key insights about how consumers view LTOs through the IFMA Consumer Planning Program. 

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Posted by Julie Heseman, IFMA + Adrienne Nadeau, Datassential September 12, 2016
Tagged in: Foodservice Operators, Consumer Behavior, Consumer Planning Program, Industry Research, Limited Time Offers, Seasonal

Help Your C-Store Customers Grow Their Business with These Key Insights

Convenience store foodservice has consistently grown over the past several years, and so has the rate of c-store visitation specifically to purchase food and beverage. In response to this demand, many retailers are furthering their foodservice programs by investing in high quality ingredients and developing new, on-trend products.  Learn key insights about c-store consumers through the IFMA Consumer Planning Program. 

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Posted by Julie Heseman, IFMA + Adrienne Nadeau, Datassential
Tagged in: Foodservice Operators, Consumer Planning Program, Resource, Industry Research, research, consumer planning

Rafi Taherian Receives Foodservice Industry's Top Honor

CHICAGO, May 23, 2016Rafi Taherian, associate vice president, Yale Hospitality at Yale University, was named the 2016 Gold Plate Award winner by the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) on May 21 at Revel Fulton Market in Chicago. Mr. Taherian was nominated by Basic American Foods, JL&A Communications and Sysco and was one of nine outstanding operator executives who were eligible for the award this year after receiving the IFMA Silver Plate Award in March. Mr. Taherian represented the Colleges and Universities Silver Plate Category.

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Posted by IFMA May 23, 2016
Tagged in: Gold & Silver Plate, Foodservice Operators, Gold & Silver Plate Society, IFMA Awards, Leadership

IFMA Gold & Silver Plate Tradition Represents “Pinnacle” of Foodservice Careers

Rafi Taherian, associate vice president of Yale Hospitality at Yale University, apologized as he stood before some 600 foodservice professionals at Revel Fulton Market in Chicago May 21. He had just been awarded the 62nd Annual IFMA Gold Plate for overall foodservice industry excellence and did not have a speech prepared. The reason why speaks to how much respect Mr. Taherian has for the industry he has served for more than 30 years.  

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Posted by IFMA June 14, 2016
Tagged in: Gold & Silver Plate, Foodservice Operators, Gold & Silver Plate Society, IFMA Awards, Leadership

2016 Silver Plate Series: Health Care

We asked the Silver Plate Class of 2016 a few questions to get an inside look at what makes them the operator all-stars they are today. Find out what they had to say about passion for foodservice, career accomplishments and what it means to be part of a legendary group of operators. Diane Imrie, Director of Nutrition Services, University of Vermont Medical Center, received the 2016 Silver Plate Award in the Health Care category. She was nominated by Basic American Foods.

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Posted by IFMA
Tagged in: Gold & Silver Plate, Foodservice Operators, IFMA Awards, Leadership