Conference to Address Food Tech, Consumer Experience

Friday, February 10, 2012

PHILADELPHIA (February 10, 2012) – The Department of Food Marketing at Saint Joseph’s University will host the sixth annual Food Industry Summit on Thursday, March 8 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. A venue for food industry CEOs, presidents and executives to present their insights on major issues and trends, this year’s event will focus on how companies can best use technology to improve their customers' shopping experience.

“Over the last six years, the summit has demonstrated significant value for all attendees, gaining insight from thought leaders across the various disciplines of the food industry,” says Richard George, Ph.D., chair and professor of food marketing. He adds: “The department is uniquely suited to host an event like this as we celebrate our 50th year of educating students, performing research, supporting government initiatives, and leading discussions on key topics within the food industry.”

The 2012 Food Industry Summit, “Way with Us…Leveraging Digital Technology for Profitable Meals,” will feature several dynamic and influential executives including:

Howard Stoeckel, president and CEO Wawa Danna Vetter, vice president Corporate Planning, Aramark Larry G. Pulliam, executive vice president and group president, SYSCO Brendan Foley, president U.S. Food Service, Heinz Todd Hale, senior vice president, Consumer & Shopper Insights, Nielsen Registration is $250 and includes the attendance fee and a continental breakfast and lunch. For more information and to register please visit: 

Media Contact

Carolyn Steigleman, Director of Communications for the Haub School of Business, 610-660-1355,

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