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Great Expectations: Can the Food Industry Deliver What Today's Consumers Demand?

Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 8:00 – 8:30 AM (breakfast); 8:30 – 10:00 AM (panel discussion and Q&A)

Consumers have high expectations when it comes to food, and these expectations rise even more for food companies. To explore the reputational risks that arise when consumer expectations and experiences don’t align, FleishmanHillard will host a panel discussion featuring experts from all across the food industry. The panel will include findings from this year’s Authenticity Gap study, which examines 150+ brands across 20 industries. Marjorie Benzkofer, FleishmanHillard’s global managing director of reputation management, will moderate the session. The panel speakers include:

  • Jose L. Prado: President, Prado Strategic Consulting, and former President, Quaker Oats North America
  • Stacie Sopinka: VP, Innovation & Product Development, US Foods
  • David Grotto, MS, RDN, LDN: Sr. Nutrition Marketing Business Partner, Specialty Channels, Kellogg’s
  • Darren Selfer: Executive Director, Food & Beverage Industry Analyst, The NPD Group, Inc.
  • Laura Shulman: Food & Nutrition Practice Leader, FleishmanHillard

Please RSVP to Cindy Crawford at


Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 8:00 – 8:30 AM (breakfast); 8:30 – 10:00 AM (panel discussion and Q&A)

Where: The Mid-America Club, AON Center, 200 East Randolph, 80th Floor, Chicago, IL

  • Patti Portnoy

    Patti Portnoy is responsible for the global financial liaison function for FleishmanHillard and all related agencies. She has worked closely advising general managers, client relationship managers, group leaders and senior management on the financial operations of the firm. Prior to...

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