IFMA announces Richard Ferranti, vice president and COO of Rich Products Corp., has been named IFMA's 2015 Chairman of the Board. In addition, six executive officers and six new foodservice executives have been named to IFMA's 2015 Board of Directors.
Over the course of 2014, more than 30 leading chains and IFMA members, in conjunction with The Partnering Group (TPG), worked to develop a best practice model in manufacturer/chain collaboration called the Operator/Manufacturer Collaboration Model (OCM). In our third installment of the OCM Process, learn about the structural cornerstone of the OCM: the Relationship Pyramid.
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.
If you are looking for an exceptional way to entertain your most important operator customers during the 2015 National Restaurant Association Show, consider inviting them as your guest to IFMA's Gold & Silver Plate Celebration. Past winners and attendees will tell you that the event provides an incredible experience they will never forget. It is also a fantastic way to network with many of the most accomplished (and celebrated) professionals in the foodservice industry. Register to attend.
The $683 billion restaurant industry is mature; however, there is unprecedented opportunity for innovation.
At COEX 2014, panelists from four fast-expanding chains illustrated, there is tremendous potential for and reward from innovation. All four entrepreneurs have tapped niches of consumer demand to build distinctive, well-loved brands that attract a loyal customer following. And all have prioritized people, fostering enduring connections in unique ways.
Each month we highlight the newest companies that make up IFMA's diverse membership community. Read on to learn about their backgrounds, specialties and why they are leaders in the foodservice industry.