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Virtual Foodservice Forum

Winning growth opportunities, navigating current challenges, and leveraging channel blurring will be the central theme at this year’s online event.  This fall we’ve curated a virtual program that will bring the insights to you.  Our live, engaging, interactive online event will accelerate your knowledge and understanding of foodservice while providing the opportunity to ask speakers questions.



CRC Foodservice Forum


Adrienne Moncrief
Director, Foodservice Council
Cleveland Research Company
Steven Gojak
Senior Analyst
Cleveland Research Company
Nick Fischietto
Research Associate
Cleveland Research Company
Annie Ariens
Market Research Associate
Cleveland Research Company
Laura Decker
Market Research Associate
Cleveland Research Company
Skylar Xie
Director, Macro Research
Cleveland Research Company

John Selio
Research Associate, Traditional Retail Council
Cleveland Research Company

Ginny Tredway

Executive Director, Advisory
Cleveland Research Company

Mete Gumus

Managing Director/General Manager

Marie Zhang
Chief Supply Chain Officer
Blaze Pizza, LLC


  Key macroeconomic topics affecting foodservice

  Trends within foodservice distribution, chain restaurants, and contract management

  Foodservice in eCommerce

  Impact of COVID-19

  Future of Foodservice



CRC Foodservice Forum

*timing & topics subject to change


10:00 am ET
CRC Welcome & Opening Remarks – Adrienne Moncrief
10:05 am – 10:45 am ET
Macroeconomic Update – Skylar Xie
10:50 am – 11:15 am ET
State of the Restaurant Industry – Annie Ariens
11:20 am – 11:40 am ET
Consumer Trends & Potential Behavior Changes – Ginny Tredway
11:40 am – 12:00 pm ET
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm ET
Fireside Chat – Marie Zhang, Blaze Pizza
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm ET
1:00 pm – 1:20 pm ET
Retail Update – John Selio
1:25 pm – 1:45 pm ET
eCommerce Update – Laura Decker
1:50 pm ET
Live Q&A – CRC Analysts


10:00 am ET
CRC Welcome & Opening Remarks – Adrienne Moncrief
10:05 am – 10:30 am ET
Foodservice Distribution Update – Steve Gojak 
10:35 am – 10:55 am ET
11:00 am – 11:30 am ET
Guest Speaker – Mete Gumus, FoodServiceDirect.com
11:30 am – 12:00 pm ET
12:00 pm – 12:25 pm ET
Non-commercial and Contract Management Update – Nick Fischietto
12:30 pm – 12:55 pm ET
Engaging with Operators in a Post-COVID World – Adrienne Moncrief
1:00 pm ET
Live Q&A, Forum Wrap Up & Conclusions – Adrienne Moncrief & CRC Analysts




CRC Foodservice Forum

CRC Foodservice Forum Participants




CRC Foodservice Forum

How will I access the sessions?

You will receive a calendar reminder and a link to access the sessions.  We will also send reminders the day before the event to ensure you don’t miss the Virtual Forum.


Do I need to install any software to be able to attend this event?

No.  You do not need to download or install any software to participate in our conference.  You will only need to have access to the Internet.


Will the session decks be available after the event?

Yes.  We will send out session decks to registrants after the Virtual Forum.

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Sep 29 - 30 2020
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Cleveland Research Company

1375 E 9th St #2700
Cleveland, OH 44114