86 Results for "Presidents Conference"


The Changing Foodservice Operator

Operators are facing four big areas of challenge that Technomic sees as transformative, bound to drive changes in how operators approach business: 1) coping with supply chain challenges, including driver shortages; 2) meeting consumer demand for “food with integrity”; 3) dealing with “regulation nation” where industry-disrupting changes may include a higher minimum wage; and 4) incorporating innovations into operations, including new delivery models, variable pricing, self-ordering systems, and robotics. Executives from Denny’s, Kwik Trip, Fiesta Restaurant Group and Wildflower Bread Company shared their insights.

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Posted by IFMA February 01, 2016
Tagged in: Presidents Conference, Center of Best Practices, Executive Summaries, Leadership

What Does the Foodservice Industry Have in Common with Music Downloads and Taxicabs?

The foodservice industry is on the cusp of dramatic changes that will ultimately transform how business operations are conducted for decades to come. To be sure, planning for even the next 3-5 years is a particularly daunting task when everyone knows that powerful, but uncertain disruptive technologies and new business models are on the horizon. The foodservice industry is not the only one that has gone through this challenge, with some being completely unprepared for what the near future brought to them.  

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Posted by IFMA July 31, 2015
Tagged in: Presidents Conference

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

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