09 Apr WEBINAR: “The Great Foodservice Reset: The Industry After COVID-19”
In our recent webinars, we have discussed how the COVID-19 virus has been affecting areas of the foodservice industry. From manufacturers, to distributors, down to operators, the foodservice supply chain and demands have drastically changed during this global pandemic. The CPG industry is trying to adapt to the rapid shift and address the disruptions in many areas, but how will this effect the future of foodservice?
In this discussion, Jim Klass, an expert in the foodservice, distribution, and manufacturing industry, will give us a glimpse into the possible future of the foodservice business. What will the future look like after the “Great Foodservice Reset”? Jim will share his thoughts on how the new ecosystem will be structured and how manufacturers will need to change to thrive in a smaller foodservice world. Will your businesses be one of the winners in the end?
Register for “The Great Foodservice Reset: The Industry After COVID-19” for a glimpse into the future of Foodservice and find ways for your business to come out on top in the midst of a global pandemic.
In this webinar, we will discuss:
- Estimates on how the various channels will fare
- How to restructure to build trust
- The importance of digital moving forward
- How the relationship between Manufacturers, Distributors and Operators will change
Jim Klass – Managing Director, MarketIntelligence, LLC
Jim has over 40 years of experience in the foodservice, distribution and food manufacturing industry, including 28 years as CEO of a highly successful foodservice brokerage in New York state. Following that he has a successful career in management consulting and consumer products at Accenture, Booz & along with management positions at Instill (iTrade), Sentrana and Vistex. He established foodservice centric MarketIntelligence to better serve a wide array of foodservice clients. He has a unique, insider’s view of the challenges, opportunities and business cycles, having worked closely with C-level executives at hundreds of large manufacturers, distributors, transportation providers and large operators. He has also published several white papers and surveys specific to foodservice.
Chris Rice – SVP Sales & Marketing NA at Exceedra
Chris Rice is a 30+ year CPG industry veteran with extensive experience in sales and marketing from a manufacturer and solution provider perspective. This experience come from varying roles at IBM DemandTec, Information Resources Inc., CAS and Quaker Oats Company. Expertise areas include TPM, TPO, Post Event Analysis, strategic trade and marketing planning, shopper insights, and retail execution. Chris has helped many clients make improvements to their trade planning processes and systems.