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.