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2022 Foodservice Forum


Moving Foodservice Forward

 

We’re thrilled to announce that CRC’s 2022 Foodservice Forum will be held in person this year at the Gaylord Rockies Resort in Denver, Colorado!

Join us the evening of August 24 and all day August 25 for our annual event where attendees will be able to network with industry peers and hear presentations from CRC research analysts covering the U.S. economy, freight & transportation, foodservice distribution, chain restaurants, and non-commercial foodservice. We’ll also have industry guest speakers presenting actionable insights and ideas on how to move your foodservice business forward in a post-COVID world.

From labor and supply chain, to inflation and consumer spending, the 2022 Foodservice Forum will cover the key trends, growth opportunities, and challenges facing foodservice professionals.

The Forum welcomes attendees who cover foodservice sales and marketing leadership roles; account managers covering distribution, non-commercial, and chain restaurants; and insights managers.

 

 


Forum Agenda

 

 

Cocktail Reception August 24 | 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm MT

Cocktail Welcome Reception


Breakfast August 25 | 7:00 am – 8:00 am MT

Breakfast


Welcome Remarks August 25 | 8:00 am – 8:10 am MT 

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Adrienne Moncrief
Executive Director, Foodservice Council
Cleveland Research Company

Macroeconomic Update August 25 | 8:10 am – 8:40 am MT

Macroeconomic Overview & Outlook

Skylar Xie
Director of Macro Research
Cleveland Research Company

Freight & Transportation August 25 | 8:40 am – 9:10 am MT

Freight & Transportation Update

Chris Johnson
Senior Research Analyst
Cleveland Research Company

Restaurant Industry August 25 | 9:10 am – 9:40 am MT

Restaurant Industry

Annie Ariens
Research Associate
Cleveland Research Company

Networking Break August 25 | 9:40 am – 10:15 am MT

Networking Break


REEF August 25 | 10:15 am – 10:45 am MT

Guest Speaker on Ghost Kitchens

Laurence Mittelbronn
REEF

Independent Operators & eCommerce August 25 | 10:45 am – 11:15 am MT

Independent Operators & eCommerce

Ginny Tredway
Executive Director, Advisory
Cleveland Research Company

Roundtables August 25 | 11:15 am – 12:00 pm MT

Roundtable Discussions


Lunch August 25 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm MT

Lunch


Salsify August 25 | 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm MT

Guest Speaker on the eCommerce Digital Shelf

Justin King
Salsify

Foodservice Distribution August 25 | 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm MT

Foodservice Distribution

Steven Gojak
Senior Research Analyst
Cleveland Research Company

Non-Commercial Foodservice & Contract Management August 25 | 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm MT

Non-Commercial Foodservice & Contract Management

Adrienne Moncrief
Executive Director, Foodservice Council
Cleveland Research Company

Foodbuy USA August 25 | 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm MT

Guest Speaker on GPO’s

Scott Sanders & DeWayne Dove
Foodbuy USA

Welcome Remarks August 25 | 3:00 pm MT

Closing Remarks & Conclusions

Adrienne Moncrief
Executive Director, Foodservice Council
Cleveland Research Company

 

 

 


Forum Speaker Line Up

 

 

Adrienne Moncrief

Executive Director, Foodservice
Cleveland Research Company

Adrienne is the Executive Director of the Foodservice Council at Cleveland Research Company, focused on writing research and hosting events. Adrienne is responsible for industry trend analysis and product development across the restaurant, distribution, and non-commercial foodservice channels, with the goal of providing business intelligence and actionable insights for manufacturers. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Writing and Strategic Communication and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

 

 

Steven Gojak

Senior Research Analyst & Partner
Cleveland Research Company

Steven is the Foodservice Sector Lead and Partner at Cleveland Research Company. His coverage includes the Foodservice industry specializing in generating proprietary research with a goal to identify trends and inflections that impact the financial performance and outlook across the food industry. Recently, Steven expanded Cleveland Research’s coverage to increase its impact on helping institutional investors and suppliers make more informed decisions. He is frequently invited to speak at numerous industry events and leadership conferences over the years both domestically and abroad. Steven is a 2006 graduate of Miami University.

 

 

Annie Ariens

Research Associate
Cleveland Research Company

Annie is a Research Associate at Cleveland Research Company. She is focused on gathering insights and expanding CRC’s coverage in the foodservice industry to find valuable inflections and trends for both institutional investors and supply chain partners. Annie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Marketing and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

 

 

Ginny Tredway

Executive Director, Advisory & Consumer
Cleveland Research Company

Ginny has over 15 years of international experience working within the world of talent management and business consulting. She has partnered with businesses across the globe to support their strategic goals in the areas of talent management, organizational development, strategy, and process optimization. At CRC, Ginny leads our Advisory Services focused on creating and implementing robust programs to meet the strategic and operational needs of our clients. She works with our teams to create offerings which leverage our insights and expertise so that the projects she and her team deliver impact the business metrics which our clients care about.

Ginny earned her B.A. from the University of South Africa and her Honors and Masters of Commerce in Organizational Psychology from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. In her spare time, Ginny spends time with her husband and son, and can be found in the gym or exploring a new foreign country.

 

 

Skylar Xie, CFA

Director, Macro Research
Cleveland Research Company

Skylar is the Director of Macro Research at Cleveland Research Company. She was one of the founders of CRC’s macro research, connecting the dots between CRC’s bottoms-up channel research and top-down economic data.

Skylar holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Beijing Jiaotong University in Beijing, China. She also holds a Master of Science in Finance and graduated with Dean’s Academic Reward from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She also recently completed her MBA at Wharton Business School in Philadelphia, PA in May of 2021.

 

 

Chris Johnson, CFA

Senior Research Analyst
Cleveland Research Company

Chris is a Senior Analyst at Cleveland Research Company covering the transportation sector including air, land, rail, ocean shipping, and 3PL industries. He joined CRC’s transportation team in 2010.

Chris received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame. He is a CFA® charterholder and member of the CFA Institute.

 

 

Scott Sanders

Chief Executive Officer
Foodbuy Foodservice

Scott Sanders is the Chief Executive Officer of Foodbuy Foodservice, which serves national and regional chain restaurants and other commercial foodservice establishments.
Scott brings with him a distinguished track record of success designing, implementing and delivering ground-breaking solutions for foodservice brands, distribution chains and major retailers. He is exceptionally well versed in all elements of strategic business development, generating multi-billion dollar sales growth while identifying new markets and revenue streams. Scott is an ethical, strategic and results-driven leader with an extraordinary talent for building long-term client and employee relationships.

Scott has over 30 years of industry experience with distribution leaders such as Sysco, DMA and GFS. Throughout his career, he has had roles of progressive responsibility in the areas of sales, account management and business development. As a result of his wide-ranging expertise, Scott has built a reputation as a business leader and has been invited to serve in a number of key foodservice association roles.

Outside of the foodservice industry, Scott has been an active volunteer in his community and has served the boards of local schools and not-for-profit organizations, including Caddy for a Cure and the University Hospital at UW Madison Burn Center.

Scott is married with four children, two Golden Retrievers and resides in the Milwaukee, WI area.

 

 

DeWayne Dove

Vice President of Strategic Sourcing
Foodbuy Foodservice

DeWayne Dove is the Vice President of Strategic Sourcing overseeing both the Custom Contracting and Business Development teams for the Foodservice Channel of Foodbuy.

DeWayne has more than three decades of experience in the retail and foodservice markets, specializing in proteins and commodities. A significant portion of his career was spent with Safeway where he supervised quality assurance and purchasing, ultimately leading the protein purchasing team for the eastern and midwest divisions. DeWayne has spent the second half of his career in the Foodservice sector where he managed supply chain for over 20 restaurant brands covering all food and non-food purchases coupled with distribution and logistics responsibilities. DeWayne has also embraced leadership roles in Account Management and Business Development where he has proven his ability to drive long -term strategies while creating winning solutions for all stakeholders.

As a result, DeWayne has built a reputation of being a result driven leader while driving value through supply chain expertise with a major focus on long-term client relationships.

Dewayne is married with two children, two dogs and resides in Denver, CO area.

 

 

Justin King

Chief Evangelist
Salsify

 

 

 


Hotel Information & Accommodations

 

Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center – Marriott
6700 N Gaylord Rockies Blvd
Aurora, CO 80019

 

Located conveniently near the Denver International Airport, the Gaylord Rockies Resort showcases the state’s alpine charm and offers guests a welcome reprieve from the typical mountain resort stay. Standing at the edge of the Front Range, when you’re not downloading the latest CRC insights, guests will enjoy the beautiful Grand Lodge and its stunning mountain views.

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Aug 25, 2022
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Aurora, CO 80019

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