57 Results for "Presidents Conference"


The Changing Foodservice Consumer — The 360° View

Consumers’ food-related tastes and preferences are constantly evolving. What will the foodservice consumer look like in 2020? An overarching theme of the future is a more personal relationship with food. Datassential's Jack Li provided a host of insights on these foodservice consumer trends during his presentation offered at IFMA Presidents Conference 2015 last November.

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Posted by IFMA February 01, 2016
Tagged in: Presidents Conference, Insights, Executive Summaries, Leadership

Joint Business Planning Best Practices

In 2015, IFMA and The Partnering Group led a board of foodservice manufacturers, chain restaurant operators and other industry players in the development of a new best practice for collaborative business planning. What emerged, dubbed “Joint Business Planning (JBP),” is the second phase of IFMA’s Operator Collaboration Model (OCM) and is a process to guide chain operators and manufacturers to work together in more effective ways, with business benefits for both.

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Posted by IFMA February 01, 2016
Tagged in: Presidents Conference, Foodservice Operators, Joint Business Planning (JBP), 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

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