Food Industry Conference Tackles Multi-Channel Marketing

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (March 4, 2014) — Saint Joseph's University's Department of Food Marketing will host the eighth annual Food Industry Summit on Thursday, March 13, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s summit, “Leveraging Omni-Channel Marketing with the Connected Consumer,” will take place on campus in Mandeville Hall's Wolfington Teletorium.

The summit is a venue for food industry CEOs, presidents and executives to present their insights on major issues and trends facing the food industry.

“Over the last seven years, the summit has demonstrated significant value for all attendees, gaining valuable insights from thought leaders across the various disciplines of the food industry," says Ferdinand Wirth, Ph.D., chair and associate professor of food marketing. "Our department is uniquely suited to host an event like this. For the past 50 years, we have been educating undergraduate and graduate students, performing research, supporting government initiatives, and leading discussions on key issues within the food industry.”

The 2014 Food Industry Summit is a full-day event that will feature several dynamic and influential executives from top companies in the industry, including:

  • Mike Senackerib, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing, Officer Campbell’s
  • Jasbir Patel, Vice President Omni-Channel, Walgreens
  • Jessica Gioglio, Director of Social Media, Dunkin Donuts
  • Michael Moore, Director of E-Commerce, Nestlé Purina PetCare
  • John Caron, Vice President of Marketing, Catalina
  • Janet Oak, Senior Director of Strategy and Insights, Daymon Worldwide
  • Seth Moser, Senior Manager, Accenture
  • Bill Bishop, Chief Architect and Chairman, Bricks Meet Clicks

The $299 attendance fee includes continental breakfast and lunch.  For more information and registration please visit: or contact Cathy Quinn, Department of Food Marketing, at 610-660-1615 or

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Carolyn Steigleman, Marketing Communications | Haub School of Business, 610-660-1355,


As Philadelphia's Jesuit, Catholic University, founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University provides a rigorous, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts. SJU ranks as a top university in the Northeast, with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter in the College of Arts and Sciences and AACSB accreditation of the  Erivan K. Haub School of Business. The University is also deeply committed to the Jesuit tradition of scholarship and service, earning a place on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and the community engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. With courses offered on campus and online, SJU prepares its more than 8,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students to lead lives of personal excellence, professional success and engaged citizenship.


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