14 Results for "Strategic Issues Series"


What the Sysco/US Foods merger means for foodservice manufacturers

As the big keep getting bigger, the foodservice industry consolidation continues. The Hale Group and IFMA provide an initial perspective on how the Sysco/US Foods Merger will impact foodservice manufacturers. 

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Posted by The Hale Group December 11, 2013
Tagged in: Distributors, Strategic Issues Series, Foodservice Manufacturers

Does Your Distribution Strategy Include Cash & Carry?

What should members consider when creating a distribution strategy?  What role could Cash & Carry play?  This was the focus of the most recent Strategic Issues Series: "Framework for a Distribution Strategy."  Under this umbrella, there was a deep dive into "Opportunities in Cash & Carry," with special guest Clark Pager from Restaurant Depot.

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Posted by IFMA July 02, 2014
Tagged in: Discover, Strategic Issues Series, Foodservice Industry Research, Foodservice Distributors, Industry Research

6 Impending Changes in Foodservice

The foodservice industry is maturing and the industry struc­ture is changing. Consumers now hold more power. There is industry consoli­dation and significant increases in aggregated purchasing by operators. Distributor profitability will increasingly be tied to supply chain efficiency. How will manufacturers and industry partners need to evolve to profit in 2020? Read the Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum executive summary to find out.

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Posted by IFMA October 16, 2013
Tagged in: Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum, Strategic Issues Series, Foodservice Industry Research, Industry Research

Are you ready for Foodservice Category Management?

During the most recent IFMA Strategic Issues Series forum, 75 IFMA members met to gain insights and share perspective regarding one of the hottest topics in foodservice today: Category Management. In the new whitepaper that recaps the discussions, you'll find thoughts on best practices regarding the use of insights, collaboration between channel partners and effective activation that were identified as critical areas of focus. 

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Posted by IFMA September 11, 2013
Tagged in: Discover, Strategic Issues Series, Foodservice Industry Research, Foodservice Category Management (FCM), Industry Research

Insights on consumer "eater types" allow manufacturers to drive consumer demand

Possessing a deep understanding of the consumer and how manufacturers can best collaborate with operators will be key to the future success of foodservice. This topic was explored at a 2013 IFMA Strategic Issues Series forum and is the focus of a whitepaper authored by The Hale Group and offered complimentary to IFMA members. 

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Posted by Bill Hale, President, The Hale Group May 31, 2013
Tagged in: Discover, Strategic Issues Series, Foodservice Industry Research, Industry Research