Join us on Thursday, May 14th for a look at how we are eating, what we are eating, and what innovations are coming next!
Tune in as we prepare for our “Taste of the Trends” event later in the calendar with a “virtual event” exploring how our tastes, cooking and eating habits, and buying habits across channels are changing. Our experts, Kelley Fechner of Datassential and Jeff Grogg of JPG Resources, will explore how taste trends and consumer habits are changing due to COVID-19 impacts.
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Datassential will kick things off to explore consumer caution around restaurants. and how the post-covid restaurant and hospitality trends are changing. Kelley will look at how trends are changing daily with home cooking, consumer eating and ordering habits, and how innovators are changing up the game across dining out, dining in and take out!
Speaker: Kelley Fechner, Direct Customer Solutions - Datassential
Kelley Fechner brings 25 years of foodservice insights experience to Datassential. She has worked on initiatives spanning the entire menu, from beverages to proteins to desserts. Kelley has experience supporting global insights and new product development. Lastly, she earned her MBA from Loyola University Chicago. Datassential, a Chicago-based food and beverage industry research and consulting firm, brings clients real-world insights on flavor trends, foodservice and consumer packaged goods, globally. Datassential’s services, including its custom research capabilities and extensive syndicated suite of solutions, provide operators, retailers, distributors, and suppliers with the ability to make data driven decisions.
JPG Resources will then take a look at the CPG categories “winning” during covid, and where innovation is driving success next as we look at supply chain, ecommerce, new product innovations and more. Mark your calendars for May insights – and leave with your own top trends. And, make your plans to join us at the end of the summer for our “Taste of the Trends” flagship tasting event.
Speaker: Jeff Grogg, Founder - JPG Resources
Jeff founded JPG in 2009 to create a paradigm shift in the success-rate of new food products by integrating break-through innovation, operations know-how, and focus on business results. With three decades of experience guiding food & beverage brands of all sizes, Jeff is a sought-after thought leader and has spoken at conferences in the United States, Canada, and Europe on topics such as The Future of Health Foods, Commercializing Innovation, and Innovation in a Troubled Economy. Board member of This Saves Lives and King Arthur Flour • Co-founder of Cask&Kettle.
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And don't miss out on the flagship event of the Innovation series, our Taste of Innovation - now being held on Thursday, August 13th! CLICK HERE to register and save your spot now!
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