John Ruane, SVP of fresh merchandising for Ahold USA, will be the featured dinner speaker during the New Jersey Food Council (NJFC) Trade Relations Conference June 5-6 at The Borgata in Atlantic City. The reception and program will be held 3-6 p.m. Ruane will share his industry expertise with attendees as he discusses the current state of the food industry in New Jersey.
In addition, Mike Sullivan, VP for the New Jersey market unit of Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, will be honored with the New Jersey Food Council Max Stone Trade Relations Award.
“With 30 years of beverage industry experience and his continuous dedication to the advancement of the industry, Mike is an incredibly deserving recipient of this prestigious trade award,” said NJFC President Linda Doherty. “Mike has forged relationships and built a longstanding career through his professional and volunteer work, always providing superior service to vendors and clients while displaying a vigorous spirit for advancing trade relationships and helping clients overcome challenges.”
The Max Stone Award is named in honor of the longtime trade relations leader for Best Foods CPC in recognition of his accomplished career in trade relations in New Jersey.
As is tradition, the event will conclude with a golf event at Galloway National Golf Club in Galloway, N.J.
Call Kim Crowell, NJFC event coordinator, at 609-392-8899 to register.