121 Results for "Industry Research"


The NPD Group Study Forecasts 1 Percent Foodservice Industry Growth in 2016

The NPD Group, a leading global information company, recently reported that in 2015 the U.S. foodservice industry recovered the visits it lost during the Great Recession, and will end the year with a total traffic volume of 61 billion visits, up 1 percent, and a consumer spending gain of 3 percent compared to same time last year. Foodservice visits are also forecasted to grow by another 1 percent in 2016.

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Posted by IFMA - Courtesy of The NPD Group January 29, 2016
Tagged in: Industry Research, Foodservice Trends, Insights, Associate Members

Geopolitics & The Next Five Years

George Friedman, renowned authority and author of "The Next 100 Years," offered a packed Presidents Conference 2015 audience insights on how global geopolitical dynamics will impact the food system and the foodservice industry over the next five years. Mr. Friedman was a keynote speaker at the event held in Scottsdale, AZ in November.

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Posted by December 01, 2015
Tagged in: Presidents Conference, Industry Research, Executive Summaries, Leadership

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

Post MSLF Webinar: How Operators Buy

How beneficial would it be to understand the operator’s mindset to better serve the marketplace? Jack Li, Managing Director at Datassential, provided information to do just that in his webinar titled “How Operators Buy”. 

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Posted by IFMA September 15, 2015
Tagged in: Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum, Industry Research