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About This Webinar

The food and beverage industry has gone through tremendous change over the past 12 months. 2021 has shown us that this industry can adapt quickly and pivot in the face of adversity. But what lies ahead for 2022?

Join the Food Institute on December 9th as we host a panel discussion to explore the future of the food and beverage industry. The webinar brings together a panel of thought leaders at IRI and Datassential who will discuss some of the major trends coming in 2022. The panel will provide key insights into the following topics:

• Consumer and shopper insights for food manufacturers, food retailers and foodservice operators
• How inflation and supply chain issues will likely affect companies and consumers
• E-commerce, Direct-To-Consumer (DTC), and mobility trends
• Restaurant industry outlook (e.g., menu items, formats, ghost kitchens, virtual brands)
• The evolution of delivery in foodservice and retail

Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to prepare your business for 2022 and beyond!


Sponsored by:

BMO Harris Bank
Food, Consumer and Agribusiness Group

Whether you’re a producer, processor, retailer or distributor, every company throughout the food continuum needs a financial partner that understands the factors that can impact their business. From emerging consumer trends and industry consolidation, to commodity fluctuations and economic cyclicality, our experienced team of specialists understands the issues affecting your company. We use that knowledge to develop tailored solutions that address your needs and helps you achieve your vision. To learn more about how we can help, visit www.bmoharris.com/food.

When: Thu, Dec 9, 2021 · 2:00 PM · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Duration: 1 hour
Language: English
Who can attend? Anyone with the event link can attend
Dial-in available? (listen only): No
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Vice President, Content and Thought Leadership, IRI
Joan attributes curiosity as key to her 30-plus year career as a results-driven market researcher, CPG trade journalist and thought leader. Joan’s thought leadership work regularly serves as a foundation from which IRI teams develop innovative, holistic solutions for clients, and is regularly showcased during top-to-top client meetings, industry conferences and webinars, media, academic and custom studies. Her motto: Make the shopper the hero.

Joan hosts the IRI Growth Insights podcast (download today!) and is frequently quoted in leading industry media. She supports industry organizations such as Network of Executive Women, Western Michigan University’s Food Marketing Conference as well as Les Dames d’Escoffier’s Chicago Chapter. In 2021 she was recognized by Progressive Grocer and EnsembleIQ as a Top Woman in Grocery.
Webinar hosting presenter
Senior Vice President, Protein Practice Leader, IRI
Chris is a widely respected sales and marketing leader who delivers breakthrough growth for clients and builds high performance teams. He presents frequently on industry-changing trends, and his expertise is sought by senior executives of both retailers and food/packaged goods companies. In addition, he partners with industry trade associations and serves on several councils and boards.

For IRI, he leads a portfolio of larger fresh-food clients and leads IRI's engagement with the Food Marketing Institute and other industry associations. Throughout the year, he's a frequent speaker at industry events including FMI Connect and FMI Midwinter, the NAMI/FMI Annual Meat Conference, IPPE, National Chicken Marketing Summit, Urner-Barry Executive Conference, and the Prepared Foods R&D Council. He's also often quoted by industry and national media, including the CNN, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Progressive Grocer, National Provisioner, and Supermarket News.
Webinar hosting presenter
Trendologist and Senior Managing Editor, Datassential
Mike Kostyo is the resident Trendologist and Senior Managing Editor at Datassential, the food industry's leading market research and trends company. At Datassential, Kostyo oversees the company's seven TrendSpotting magazines, custom client publications, and he leads trend immersion tours and ideation sessions across the country. Kostyo was a recurring guest on Fusion TV's "The AV Club Show"; has been featured on WGN Radio, CBS Radio, and Gimlet Media's "Why We Eat What We Eat" podcast; is regularly featured in newspapers and magazines; speaks at numerous conferences across the country annually; and he was a judge on Food Network's "Eating America." He has a master’s in gastronomy from Boston University, plus certificates in the culinary arts, baking arts, wine, and artisan cheese production. In his spare time he teaches cooking classes and co-founded a monthly food swap in Chicago.
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