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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

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

The Next Five Years in Foodservice

In the years ahead, demographic and industry changes will have a major impact on the foodservice sector. Foodservice manufacturers, distributors and operators can’t ignore the preferences of seniors, Hispanics and Millennials, since these groups will account for the major growth in consumer spending. Competition will come from new sources, such as online retailers, new logistics networks and new home delivery services. To prosper, industry players must innovate and address evolving consumer needs.

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

How Google Serves as a Guide to Manage Substantial Change in the Foodservice Industry

The foodservice industry is at a tipping point of massive change that is coming over the next five years and will dramatically affect how manufacturers, operators and distributors conduct business for decades to come. At IFMA’s 53rd Annual Presidents Conference, one executive from Google will provide insights on how the tech leader has reacted to rapid change, and the importance of anticipating transformation.

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Posted by October 05, 2015
Tagged in: Presidents Conference, Foodservice Leaders, Connect, Discover, Manufacturer Members

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.

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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