Welcome & Introduction
State of the Economy
Discussion on key business indicators, the state of the economy and the future.
Foodservice Industry Update
Up-to-date look at the economy in relation to foodservice industry trends, health and performance. This session will conclude with a recap of 2019 and a discussion on future industry performance for 2020.
How Noncommercial Will Define Foodservice in 2025
We’ve closely watched as noncommercial segments have immersed more and more into foodservice, competing with traditional restaurants on all fronts. That competition will fiercely intensify throughout the next decade as these operators raise the ante in culinary innovation, restaurant experience, etc., all while becoming more savvy in the way they manage their operations (e.g., new GPO partnerships). The booming influence of noncommercial requires the industry to adopt a new approach to segmenting and analyzing these operators. Join us as we explore Technomic’s new noncommercial operator archetypes that are based on buying and operating practices, as well as provide recommendations for how to work best with each different archetype.
Influencing Consumer Food Spend during Key Life Stages
Gen Zers entering the workforce, millennials starting families and baby boomers embracing retirement are examples of pivotal life stages that change how consumers spend on food and beverage occasions. Income, ethnic and gender variances within those monumental generational moments add additional layers of complexity. This study will delve into the most influential consumer life stages expected over the next five years, including how consumer spending will shift during these events and what you can do to positively influence that behavior
Discussion Summary & Closing Remarks
Leveraging the Foodservice Broker Relationship
The broker landscape is changing along with the rest of the foodservice industry. Consolidation, new sales tactics and expanded services continue to be drivers behind shifting broker activity. In this study, learn what’s in store for foodservice brokers as we enter a new decade and Technomic’s recommended actions for working effectively together to achieve results
Key Takeaways from Foodservice Planning Program
As the conference ends, we will review key takeaways for attendees to take back and present to their offices.