A solid understanding of your consumers is critical to accelerating the growth of your brand. Leading voices shaping consumer best practices dive deep into tools and resources that will help you build greater awareness of who your consumers are, what drives their behavior, and how to turn that into sustainable growth.
Perteet is an accomplished food industry professional, bringing years of sales and marketing experience and a passion for the Natural & Specialty Products Industry to her role at SPINS. As Principal, Marketing Solutions, Perteet supports SPINS’ corporate mission of increasing the presence and accessibility of natural and organic products by partnering with a wide range of clients to transform data into rich insights that fuel brand renovation and innovation. Prior to joining SPINS, Perteet held leadership roles at LEGO and General Mills. Beyond her work at SPINS, she serves as a National Board Member for the Food Recovery Network. Perteet holds an MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.
Patrick is a veteran of consumer packaged goods research who works closely with SPINS clients to help them understand the consumer of natural and organic products. With 25 years of experience, Patrick has advised hundreds of manufacturing and retail clients on the appropriate application of consumer panel, advanced analytics, and retail point-of-scan data. Patrick holds a master’s degree in econometrics from Marquette University and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business.
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Enjoy views, drinks and appetizers while making new friends and developing business relationships. As a Network, we know that the connections you have with others are significant to the growth of your company and your career. To that end, we are partnering with Kraft Foods Alumni to host a summer social--we encourage you to mix, mingle, and create connections! There is no formal agenda; we look forward to meeting and networking with you!
The Field Building, also known as the LaSalle National Bank Building and Bank of America Building, is an art deco office building designated as a Chicago Landmark.
EdgeFest serves as a community party and fundraiser for the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce. We are a non-profit organization whose mission is to support a thriving business environment, contributing to a vibrant Edgewater community. Gate donations and beer sales go toward paying for the production costs of the festival, and any profit is invested back into our organization, thus back into the community. Beer tips are donated to local non-profit organizations whose volunteers work the beer tents.
When attendees make the $5 suggested donation at the gate, they receive the Edge Card community discount card.
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Every aspect of your packaging can be reviewed by the FDA. As more consumers carefully examine packaging copy, new FDA regulations are emerging to insure that these claims are in fact true. Join specialist attorneys from Schiff Hardin LLP and VP, Chief Counsel, Brands at Kellogg Company, Jane Jeannero, to learn about the language needed to ensure your food industry product meets FDA regulation requirements and satisfies customer inquiries.
About the presenters:
Hannah is a civil litigator in the Chicago office of Schiff Hardin LLP, where she represents clients across several industries such as food and beverage and consumer products. Prior to Schiff Hardin, Hannah worked in food law at the Coca-Cola Company and in the consumer protection division of the Federal Trade Commission.
Malerie Ma Roddy
Malerie is a lawyer in Schiff Hardin’s Product Liability and Mass Torts Practice Group. She counsels clients in multiple industries including consumer home goods, juvenile products, and food and beverage. She advises clients at all stages of product development and sales, from pre-product launch to crisis management. Malerie is based in the Chicago office of Schiff Hardin LLP.
Our apologies, we will not be hosting an Innovation Breakfast for the month of August. See you in September!
Raising Scholarship Funds While Having Fun! Join Chicago Section IFT members and friends at their 11th annual golf outing at beautiful Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Lemont, IL. This historic course is challenging for serious golfers and a natural setting for duffers!
They are very excited to have three courses and some tee times for Dubsdread reserved at Cog Hill Golf Course. Shot-gun start & prizes will be awarded on courses 1-3 only.
Golfing will be followed by a social hour with hors d'oeuvres. The day will conclude with a dinner buffet and raffle.
Register as a single, double, or foursome. Purchase raffle tickets and mulligans. Or just attend the dinner!
8:30 AM - Registration Opens
10:00 AM - Shot Gun Start -Best Ball Format
3:30 PM - Social Hour with hors d'oeuvres
4:30 PM - Dinner Buffet & Raffle
CFBN is on the road! You are cordially invited to join us for happy hour to learn about Chicagoland Food& Beverage Network, and meet other food & beverage industry professionals based in Kane County. If you are interested in building meaningful business relationships, growing your network and increasing your visibility, we hope you will join us.
All are welcome….bring a friend, bring a colleague, or bring your whole office! We look forward to seeing you there!
Thank you to our sponsor and host:
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WHY TAKE THE COURSE
The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation (referred to as the Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation) is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for human consumption in the United States. The regulation requires that certain activities must be completed by a “preventive controls qualified individual” who has “successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls”. This course developed by the FSPCA is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual.”
Certificate of Completion
2.5 Days: Days 1 &2 9a.m.-5p.m., Day 3 9a.m.-1p.m. Breakfast , Lunch and Snacks Provided.
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A new era of personal eating is upon us. Consumers are increasingly demanding eating and drinking experiences tailored to their individual lifestyles. And the technology to make that happen has arrived – from DNA diets to the next generation of meal customization, the consumption landscape is truly about to get personal.
Foodscape is the hands-on event where you'll experience new trends and gain a true insider’s perspective about the new forces that will revolutionize eating and drinking.
For additional information & registration click HERE
Food Processing, Safety and Technology to be held in Chicago, with the theme of "Rejuvenating innovation and challenges in food science". Food Processing & Safety conference is going to help the people who are directly or indirectly related to the Food processing industry and academia. By this conference people can share their views and ideas and can improve their knowledge about the advanced techniques to increase the productivity of the industries.
For additional information & registration click HERE
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Save the date! Details of our Annual Meeting will be posted soon!
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Join us for the inaugural FoodNavigator-USA Summit: Food for Kids. Organized by the publishers of FoodNavigator-USA, the number one daily news service for the food and beverage industry, FoodNavigator-USA Summit: Food for Kids focuses on food and nutrition for every life stage.
Almost one in three American children is overweight or obese, and according to FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education), one in every 13 has a food allergy, and prevalence appears to be rising. Many kids also lack access to fresh, nutritious food, and are short of essential nutrients from potassium, dietary fiber and calcium, to vitamin D. Still more go to school without a decent breakfast, while many teens increasingly snack on junk food, throughout the day…
So how can retailers, packaged food brands and the food service industry respond to these concerns and work with other stakeholders to develop and market nutritious, allergy-friendly meals, snacks, and beverages that parents want to buy and children actually want to eat?
In FoodNavigator-USA’s new summit we will explore the market, the nutrition science, and the politics swirling around what we are feeding our kids, inside and outside the home. We’ll also delve into the latest brand innovations targeting every life stage, from the new wave of HPP baby food brands to Paleo meat snacks for tweens, healthy lunchbox snack trends, low-and zero sugar beverages and new direct to consumer distribution models.
Join Pilotworks for a "How To" class that dives into the basics of licensing, navigating city and state licensing, and how to effectively work with the DOH to get your business started in a Shared Kitchen. A big informational session to give you everything you need to get started on your path to licensing your own food business and understanding the hurdles, and the resources, that are out there! Already started down the licensing path? Make sure to bring your questions, we can dive in and help you too!
Light bites and refreshments included. Don't launch your business on an empty stomach!
For registration click HERE
Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network
100 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60603
Tel (312) 525-9653