74 Results for "Presidents Conference"

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Posted by IFMA May 21, 2015
Tagged in: Presidents Conference, Foodservice Leaders, Supply Chain Partners

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.

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