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Included in Your Annual Membership

Grow your community of foodservice leaders representing companies up and down the supply chain.

  • 100% member driven through committee participation
  • Share a little, learn a lot
  • Benefit from fellow industry leaders

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From the board of directors to each individual member of their companies, IFMA is a member driven trade association. This allows the membership to:

  • Set the course and focus on priorities for IFMA
  • Provide direct control and participation in the creation and ongoing management of all IFMA activities and conference agendas
  • Build a strong relationship with operators, distributors and associate members who provide products and services to IFMA and the industry

To see full details for each committee, click here.

The portal of the foodservice industry. Every activity, program or project is detailed on the website and is the central point for all interaction with IFMA. Complete scheduling, details and participation/registration information can be accessed from the website. Content includes:

  • Executive summaries from all IFMA Events
  • Whitepapers summarizing Insights & Best Practices
  • Resourceful video content thru IFMA TV
  • Foodservice Landscape & Insights Library


Acquire valuable industry information both efficiently and affordably.

  • Actionable insights for profitable strategies
  • Drive your business forward with market-ready ideas
  • Fresh, powerful, perceptive

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Attend this complimentary IFMA Manufacturer Members-only series (3 per year) focusing on topics from GPOs to The Distributor of the Future. The series sheds light on critical issues and how manufacturers can take advantage of them to create growth opportunities. Includes 2 attendees and whitepapers for each of the SIS events.

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Featuring operator unit counts, behavioral patterns and growth projections, providing a bird’s-eye view of each industry segment while also delivering consumer data on occasions and eater type models.


A comprehensive resource providing consumer, operator, distributor and general economic information all in one place.

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A compilation of research and white papers on topics including Foodservice Category Management, Operator Collaboration Model, Center of Innovation Excellence, past Strategic Issues Series and IFMA conference content.

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Beginning in March 2017, a development board of chain operators, manufacturers and distributors will meet and deliver a new industry best practice in supply chain optimization. This white paper will outline the learnings and processes developed from this board. The output of the work will ensure product is in the right place, right time and right quantity and drive profitable growth for all stakeholders.

Gain access to proven solutions that improve your bottom line.

  • Develop processes that set industry standards
  • Great minds creating profitable solutions
  • Proven strategies for partner collaboration

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Initiates and funds programs to provide scholarships supporting the next generation of foodservice leaders, which contribute to the ongoing growth of the foodservice industry.

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When you take part in the adoption and implementation of GS1US Standards within the foodservice supply chain you give your business a competitive edge by being in front of a shift that will affect much of the industry. Includes a collection of resources addressing GS1US issues.


IFMA creates opportunities for engaging one-on-one meetings with top decision makers.

  • Connect with 80% of foodservice volume
  • Joining members to share powerful ideas
  • Channel partners coming together

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IFMA recognizes outstanding operators, manufacturers, distributors and associate partners through several different awards programs, which also enable nominators to show how much they care about their customers and colleagues. Award nominations include:

  • Gold & Silver Plate
  • Operator Innovation Awards (COEX)
  • Distributor Awards (Presidents Conference)

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Some of the foodservice industry’s most compelling topics, issues and opportunities are addressed during IFMA’s conferences. Selected presentations delivered at these events are captured in an Executive Summary Series. Once each series is released, the gated content is only available to members for the first six months. The Connectivity Executive Summary Series includes the following three events:

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Enter your annual foodservice sales (in millions).