122 Results for "Industry Research"

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.

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

Review of 2014 Foodservice "State of the Industry" Report

Leaders of IFMA, the NRA and IFDA delivered a SWOT analysis during their Foodservice "State of the Industry" Report, presented at the 2014 Presidents Conference. Their findings? The industry grew in 2014 and significant opportunities exist to increase consumer demand in 2015. Substantial savings opportunities can also be gained through more efficient supply chains this year. Learn how industry-wide collaboration is expected to continue contributing to increased foodservice sales and profitability in 2015.

Posted by IFMA January 20, 2015
Tagged in: Presidents Conference, Consumer Planning, Industry Research, Foodservice Leaders, Foodservice Supply Chain, Foodservice Category Management, Operator/Manufacturer Collaboration

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

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.

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

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”. 

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