Technomic to feature speakers from Amazon and Cracker Barrel along with latest research studies at upcoming June conference

Highlights will include prominent speakers and the latest insights regarding foodservice manufacturers at Technomic’s upcoming conference in Chicago June 18-20

CHICAGO, June 5, 2018: Technomic’s Foodservice Planning Program will host guest speakers from both Amazon and Cracker Barrel as well as release the latest insights from new research studies during the Power of Change conference, being held June 18-20 in Chicago.

Tim Stanislaus, enterprise business development leader at Amazon Business, will share the company’s customer-centric approach along with the top industrywide trends that Amazon is observing. He will also explore ways that manufacturers can work with the company and create a long-lasting partnership in a changing environment.

Don Hoffman, senior vice president of marketing at Cracker Barrel, will discuss what he sees as the evolving needs of his consumers, how Cracker Barrel is addressing these needs and what foodservice manufacturers can do to support these efforts.

This conference is exclusive to members of Technomic’s Foodservice Planning Program (FSPP). FSPP keeps manufacturers ahead of the curve by discussing the strategic issues and opportunities facing the foodservice industry. Additional sessions taking place at the June meeting include:

  • Future of Support
  • Future of Foodservice
  • Consumer Hot Buttons
  • State of the Economy The Power of Brands: Manufacturer vs. Distributor

The three-day event has sessions covering a wide variety of topics. “We have found the Foodservice Planning Program studies and meetings to be insightful and well worth our time spent at the event,” states Sandy Goldberg, vice president of business development at Saputo Cheese USA Inc.

Conference details: 

Foodservice Planning Program June Member Meeting
Theme: Power of Change
Dates: June 18-20, 2018
Location: Downtown Chicago 

This meeting is only open to members of Technomic’s Foodservice Planning Program. In addition to in-person events, membership to the Foodservice Planning Program includes custom studies and reports, newsletters and ongoing deliverables. For more information on the program, visit Technomic.com or contact one of the individuals listed below. 

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