IFMA’s Operator Councils provide a forum for leaders within these foodservice communities to learn, share and create new insights and best practices. Each council has prioritized initiatives – some of which are unique to their segment, while others are shared across segments – and are developing actionable content that allows IFMA members to build their plans and establish relationships.
K-12 Operator Council Insights/Participation - $25,000
College & University Operator Council Insights/Participation - $25,000
Business & Industry Operator Council Insights/Participation - $25,000
Healthcare Operator Council Insights/Participation - $25,000
Small & Midsized Chain Operator Council Insights/Participation - $25,000
Twice each year, IFMA provides foodservice industry and segment growth projections on its IFMA Scope™ platform. The forecast models are validated by IFMA’s Operator Councils, comprising of senior executives across all segments of the industry, who provide key assumptions and ensure accuracy.
Providing cutting-edge insights on critical industry issues, this member-only series features a combination of monthly webinars and in-person events that focus on issues impacting the foodservice manufacturer.
Gain access to proven solutions that improve your bottom line.
Implement processes based on industry standards
Enable profitable solutions
Access proven strategies for partner collaboration
Research studies, articles, webinars, and white papers on topics including Supply Chain Optimization, Joint Business Planning, Eating Habits of Gen Z, How Operators Buy, and much more. Developed by key leaders in the industry, these resources keep you up-to-date on the latest findings and provide recommendations to make sure your business remains competitive and prepared for the future.
Organized by foodservice segment, the toolkit provides you with go-to-market best practices and preferences for specific types of foodservice operator channels. The information for each segment is divided into three areas of resources and insights:
Featuring a collection of resources addressing GS-1 Standards issues, these best practice resources help with the adoption and implementation of GS-1 Standards within the foodservice supply chain to give your business a competitive edge.
IFMA creates opportunities to engage one-on-one at meetings with top decision makers.
Create powerful partnerships with peers, distributors, and operators
Gain insights from and share ideas with industry leaders
IFMA recognizes outstanding operators, manufacturers, distributors and associate partners through several award programs, enabling nominators to show how much they care about their customers and colleagues. Award nominations include: