Jeff Schroeder

Dear friends and colleagues, It is with deep sadness that we share with you the passing of our friend and business partner Jeff Schroeder on June 1, 2019. We were all lucky enough to have known Jeff. Jeff was a leader, a connector, a mentor, and a generous and true friend. He inspired greatness and…

How Restaurants Can Win the Next Wave of Off-Premises

How Restaurants Can Win the Next Wave of Off-Premises

Many millennials are looking for convenience, simplicity, ease of payment, and getting the product they ordered served accurately and hot, but that can be easier said than done when full-service restaurants are under economic pressure, face rising labor costs, and are forced to curtail staff, not hire more of them.  Read the FSR article with…

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The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association, Kinetic12 and HAVI to Develop Best Practices in Foodservice Supply Chain Visibility

Chicago, Illinois, October 23, 2018 – The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) announced today that it will be launching a new foodservice industry best practice in defining, benchmarking and enabling Supply Chain Visibility.  IFMA once again is joining forces with Kinetic12, a food industry management consulting firm, and HAVI, a global leading supply chain management,…

IFMA Leading Foodservice Together

International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Forms Elite Chain Restaurant Advisory Board

Restaurant executives to provide supply chain leadership to IFMA Board of Directors CHICAGO, August 6, 2018— The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) announced today the creation of a Chain Restaurant Advisory Board, for the purpose of informing its board of directors on chain restaurant supply chain challenges and collaboration opportunities. IFMA and its board of…

Meal Kits: What Do They Mean for Foodservice?

The Meal Kit Craze Chicago, Illinois, October 16, 2017 – A recent online search of the term “meal kits” resulted in an excess of responses ranging from trial discounts on kits to business sites analyzing the value of companies who sell them to consumers offering opinions about their satisfaction with a recent purchase. The depth…

Forbes Highlights IFMA’s New Best Practice, led by Kinetic12

In January, IFMA – in partnership with Kinetic12, HAVI and Datassential – launched the development of the first ever best practice initiative for foodservice supply chain management. Recently, Forbescontributing editor, Kate Vitasek, wrote about the progress of the effort and the impact this new best practice can have on the foodservice industry. Click here to read the full…

HAVI Supports All Major Foodservice Associations and their Members in Developing Industry’s First Supply Chain Optimization Best Practices

Initiative will increase efficiency and transparency of foodservice supply chains CHICAGO, April 17, 2017 – HAVI, a global company innovating, optimizing and managing supply chains of leading brands in foodservice, has joined forces with International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA), Kinetic12, a food industry management consulting firm, and research company Datassential to support the development of…

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association and Kinetic12 to Develop Best Practices in Foodservice Supply Chain Optimization

Chicago, Illinois, January 12, 2017 – The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) announced today that it will be joining forces with Kinetic12, a food industry management consulting firm, to establish and develop the first ever best practices for foodservice supply chain optimization. This initiative, which builds off IFMA’s existing collaboration best practice – Operator Collaboration…