Spring Conference for Foodservice Purchasing Managers in the Hospitality Supply Chain

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May 19-21, 2004
Palmer House Hilton
Chicago, IL

Don't miss this chance to partake of the best the industry has to offer. Find out what's new in the marketplace, in the industry, and what your colleagues are doing to overcome their newest challenges. Be part of an exciting new venture as an Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) sponsored forum as we leverage the vast resources of this well-respected institute. The Spring Conference is our debut event in what we hope will be a long and powerful partnership with ISM.

All sessions focus on supply management in the hospitality industry
Market updates
Powerful take-away tools
Exceptional networking opportunities
Experts from the hospitality industry
Earn 10.75 CEHs
Field trip — Chicago Board of Trade
Trends in transportation, safety and technology


CF Sauer Foods

C.F. Sauer Foods is a wholly owned subsidiary of the C.F. Sauer Company, based in Richmond, VA, and privately held for four generations, since 1887.

Since the early 1900's, the C.F. Sauer Company has established itself as a high quality, low cost producer of mayonnaise, salad dressings, sauces, margarine, spices, seasonings and extracts. The Sauer Family owns and operates five state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, strategically located to service the foodservice industry coast to coast.

While C.F. Sauer is a proud marketer of its Duke's & Sauer branded products, its strength in foodservice is developing and packing products that meet its customer's specification as well as offering competitive alternatives to most national brands.

With an expertise forged over more than a century of quality, service and value, the C.F. Sauer Company is confident in its ability to be among our customer's most trusted suppliers and we appreciate the opportunity to grow in partnership with your company.


Cargill Dressing Sauces and Oils is the premier manufacturer of oils, shortening, and custom dressing and sauce products. Our fundamental business purpose is about nourishment, growth, and creating distinctive value by harnessing our knowledge and energy in providing goods and services that are necessary for life, health and growth.

Certi-Fresh Foods

Certi-Fresh is the seafood resource of choice for a multitude of restaurants, high-end grocery chains and food distributors. Originally established in 1979 and based in Southern California, we are recognized as a national leader thanks to our high quality standards and our processing flexibility. Certi-Fresh is FDA approved and HAACP certified.

We also are seafood consultants. Our highly trained staff has more than 100 years of combined seafood industry and restaurant experience, which enables us to help you create profitable seafood solutions that add versatility, value and appeal to your menu.

Where in the world will you find this combination of quality seafood and exceptional customer service? Only with Certi-Fresh Foods.

ConAgra Foods - Foodservice Company

ConAgra Foodservice is one of America's largest foodservice suppliers and offers a broad array of products for the menu. These products include Lamb Weston frozen potatoes, Angela Mia and Hunt's tomato products, Wesson cooking oils, Eckrich prepared meats and sliced sandwich meats, Armour pre-cooked bacon, Healthy Choice frozen entrees, La Choy and Fernando's ethnic entrees, Singleton shrimp, Egg Beaters, Reddi Whip and J. Hungerford Smith dessert toppings, and many more.

Edward Don & Co

Edward Don & Company is the leading distributor in foodservice equipment and supplies. In business for over 80 years, Don professionals are truly the experts in the industry with a vast product selection of more than 12,000 items. Don was also awarded the Better Business Bureau of Chicago & Northern Illinois 2002 Torch award. Find out more about Don at www.don.com or call 800/777-4DON.


With worldwide sales exceeding $3 billion, Ecolab is the leading global developer and marketer of premium cleaning, sanitizing, pest elimination, maintenance and repair products and services for the hospitality, institutional and industrial markets. www.ecolab.com or 800/35-CLEAN.

Grecian Delight

Founded in 1974, Grecian Delight Foods is the leading manufacturer of top quality Mediterranean and ethnic foods. Grecian Delight is a multi-faceted producer of Mediterranean products within both the foodservice and retail channels. Product portfolio includes top quality meats, savory flatbreads (including Low Carb offerings), sauces, entrées, appetizers and desserts designed for consumer appeal.

Instill Corp

Instill provides supply chain information solutions for restaurant, hospitality, and foodservice manufacturing companies that improve cost control and supply chain relationships. Through unique data acquisition and transformation technology, Instill consolidates supply chain transaction data and provides business intelligence capabilities to improve market positions and profitability of customers.

Jennie-O Turkey Store

Jennie-O Turkey Store understands the value of trust and confidence. That's why we go to great lengths to carefully control every aspect of our turkey processing. We make sure you and your customers are getting the industry's best. Your reputation depends on it. And so does ours.


Kellogg is the world’s leading manufacturer of cereal and also a leading producer of convenience foods including cookies, crackers, toaster pastries, cereal bars, frozen waffles and meat alternative veggie foods.

The cereal industry was born a century ago in Battle Creek, Michigan, the result of work done by Dr. John Harvey and William Keith Kellogg. Today Kellogg produces 12 of the 15 most popular cereals in the world.

Kellogg acquired Keebler Foods Company in 2001. Keebler is the second largest manufacturer of cookies and crackers in the country.

Kellogg’s Food Away From Home provides innovative ideas and expertise to the food service industry. To learn more about Kellogg’s Food Away From Home, visit our website at www.kelloggsfoodawayfromhome.com.

Lincoln Foodservice

Merco Savory

Lincoln Foodservice Products, Inc., a subsidiary of Enodis PLC, is a leading U.S. manufacturer of the Impinger® air-impingement conveyor ovens, Redco® manual food prep machines; and the extensive Wear-Ever® line of professional cookware and bakeware, food handling products and utensils. Lincoln also distributes the Centurion® induction-ready stainless steel cookware.

Merco Savory, a subsidiary of Enodis PLC, manufactures a complete line of commercial food warmers, merchandisers and toasters including the Contempo® series of warmer lamps, the industry's only 180° rounded Display Hold Cabinet, and the Savory line of toasting products. The versatile Panorama® Rotisserie Oven cooking unit completes the line of Merco Savory products offered.


Lyons is a well-known leader in the production of fruit and chocolate products for the foodservice industry, serving the needs of numbers of customers in the hospitality sector. Expertise and experience join to create new and innovative products that continually add to our offering of solutions for our customers. www.lyonsmagnus.com

Perdue Farms

Based in Salisbury, Maryland, the Perdue Farms Foodservice is dedicated to delivering the finest poultry products to foodservice operators throughout the United States. The company’s product offerings include a complete line of further processed chicken and further processed turkey. 

Privately held and family-run for three generations, the company employs 18,000 associates and partners with 7,500 independent farm families — all who share in the commitment to quality, service and reliability that has guided the company since its founding in 1920.

Pilgrims PridePierce Chicken

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., headquartered in Pittsburg TX, was founded in 1964 as a feed store and has grown into the number two chicken processor and fifth largest turkey supplier in the U.S. with $5 Billion in annual sales. Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. has substantial chicken brand presence in other key areas including the number one brand of chicken in Puerto Rico and the second largest chicken brand in Mexico.

S & D Coffee

Founded in 1927, S&D Coffee is among the top foodservice roasters in the United States and is the only American roaster ISO 9001:2000 Registered. They provide quality coffees, specialty coffees, cappuccinos, teas and juices to convenience stores and the food service and lodging industry. For more information, call 800/933-2210 or visit www.sndcoffee.com.

Sara Lee Coffee and Tea - North America

Sara Lee Coffee and Tea – North America has been providing healthcare coffee solutions since 1978. Using our Douwe Egberts Coffee System, we offer an on demand coffee service that provides a combination of value added features for efficient and cost effective operation. Our coffee can be brewed fresh at the touch of a button. First time every time when you need it. Offering a line of single and or dual brewing systems, Douwe Egberts Coffee Systems deliver operators with portion control and no waste unlike any other system available today. Combined with superb equipment Sara Lee Coffee and Tea – North America offers expert technical service second to none.

Along with the operational benefits of the Douwe Egberts Coffee System we offer a full line of premium-blended coffees that are sure to meet your customers discriminating taste. A full range of blends from 100% Columbian, 100% Columbian Decaf, Kona and European Dark Roast are sure to make you customers pleased as well as add profit to your bottom line.

Sargento Food Inc

Sargento Food Service provides cheese solutions to chain restaurants as a producer of custom cheese products. Sargento products include portion control serving sizes of natural sliced, shredded and Italian style cheese as well as breaded appetizers and cheese sauces. Contact Sargento for the latest in cheese related trends and profit producing ideas.

Single Source Inc

Single Source Inc. is a privately held, highly specialized purchasing and distribution company. The company was formed in 1981, and is chartered in the State of Illinois with Situs Status in the States of Texas, California, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Indiana, Florida, Missouri, New Jersey, Washington and Ohio. Our company consists of professionals with backgrounds including: transportation, inventory control, purchasing, computer technology and communications. Single Source is an equal opportunity employer.

Thank you for considering Single Source Inc. We look forward to working with you. We are committed to Consistency!

J.M. Smucker

Since Jerome Smucker signed the label on his first crock of apple butter over 100 years ago, The J. M. Smucker Company has upheld a commitment of offering quality lodging products. This shared heritage with generations of your guests lends a measure of trust and comfort to their dining occasions. The icon brands Smucker's®, Dickinson’s®, Jif®, Crisco® and R.W. Knudsen® help bring value to your foodservice operation. Serving our quality products shows your guests that you care. For over 107 years, the Company has been headquartered in Orrville, Ohio and has been family run for four generations.

® Registered trademarks of The J. M. Smucker Company.

Stampede Meat

Stampede Meat, Inc. is a Chicago based further processor of custom beef and pork products. Ready-to-cook items produced include full range of steak cuts, portion sizes, and USDA grades. Specialty products range from cubes or strips and cooked-in-bag products include prime rib, carnitas and pot roast.

Strategic Equipment and Supply Corp.

Strategic Equipment and Supply Corporation is a leading provider of foodservice equipment, supply and design solutions. At Strategic, your success is our mission. Our hands-on approach, backed by nationwide buying power and distribution capability, gives you the most customized, cost-effective service. To put Strategic's experienced professionals to work for you, visit us at www.strategicequipment.com.


Tibersoft, founded in 1996, is the expert in solutions for the foodservice value chain. Tibersoft IQ provides comprehensive solutions for distributors, operators and manufacturers. Price and item compliance for operators are dramatically improved with IQ5, lowering food costs significantly. Tibersoft's customers include ARAMARK, Au Bon Pain, The Cheesecake Factory, TravelCenters of America, and Wolfgang Puck Worldwide.