The New Jersey Food Council will present an all-star lineup of industry experts as they discuss “Moving Forward: Lessons Learned from COVID-19” on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 3 p.m. The conference, held virtually, will feature keynote speaker Jim Perkins, president of ACME Markets.
A follow-up panel discussion moderated by Nicholas Brown of KraftHeinz will include Kathryn Fair, head of customer supply chain at Unilever, to discuss supply chain challenges; Kimberly Senter, EVP of analytics, insights and intelligence at Advantage Solutions, who will outline shopper trends; and Chris Skyers, VP of Own Brands at Wakefern Food Corp., who will share his thoughts on private label opportunities.
“There is no doubt that COVID-19 has had an immediate and lasting effect on the food industry, from supply chain challenges to bridging gaps and opening doors to new opportunities never before experienced. This Trade Relations Conference is something special because it addresses issues the industry is now facing and positioning for continued growth,” said NJFC President Linda Doherty. “Our program will feature some of the most talented industry experts who are addressing this global pandemic in a unique way.”
During the event, attendees will celebrate two honorees with the NJFC Max Stone Trade Relations Award. 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. This year’s recipients are from Kevin Gallagher and Maria Maggio of Food Trade News.
As is tradition, the NJFC conference will conclude with a golf outing. This year, it will be held at Old York Country Club, 228 Old York Road, in Chesterfield on Oct. 7 at 10 a.m.
Contact Edie Esposito at 609-392-8899 or email at [email protected] to register for the event.