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About This Webinar

Understanding the U.S. food market is the first step in putting together your go-to-market plan. The market is huge, with a complicated web of regulations, a confusing supply chain and varying channels of trade that may be interested in your product.

In this 3-hour session, you will learn about the market size, what’s selling, why it is selling and where. You will also be introduced to import and customs regulations. And, finally, you will get an understanding of the complexity of players that you will need to work with.

Below are the agenda topics that will be covered in this session.

U.S. Market Trends
• Overview of U.S.: Population, Demographics, etc.
• Economic Outlook: GDP, Inflation, etc.
• General Food Market Trends
• Category Trends
• Channels of Trade
• Future Market Projections: 2021 - 2025

Getting Your Products to the U.S.
• Import Regulations
• USDA and FDA Regulations
• Customs

Understanding the Players in the Industry
• The Food Supply Chain
• The Retail Landscape
• The Foodservice Landscape

Sponsored by:

Mazars USA

Mazars in the US provides food and beverage companies with the specialized expertise required to compete and grow in this dynamic industry environment. The more than 200 leading food and beverage manufacturers, distributors, restaurants and importers who call us their trusted advisors are a testament to our deep market knowledge and global capabilities. We offer integrated services across audit, advisory, tax and consulting solutions to maximize results.

Website: https://www.mazars.us/Home/Industries/Consumer/Food-Beverage
Contact: Kristen Walters Kristen.Walters@MazarsUSA.com 732.205.2003

When: Tuesday, September 17, 2024 · 9:00 a.m. · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Duration: 3 hours
Language: English
Who can attend? Anyone with the event link can attend
Ticket Price: $149.00
Dial-in available? (listen only): No
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Senior Advisor of The Food Institute
Ron Tanner is senior advisor of The Food Institute and president of Tanner Food Group, a specialty food consultancy focused on international trade, industry preparedness and regulatory activities.

Ron is a former executive team member of the Specialty Food Association, the leading trade association for the $158 billion specialty food industry. His last role after a 33-year career with the trade group was Vice President, Education, Content and Advocacy. Ron worked for the SFA and its 3,900+ members from 1987 – 2020, helping them understand and succeed in the specialty food business. His responsibilities included education, content, marketing, public relations, industry relations, awards, government relations and philanthropy.

Ron served as the SFA’s liaison with numerous trade associations, university food programs, food incubators and government agencies. He has been a member of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) since 2007, and also served on the Steering Committee of the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA). He is a member of the Regulatory & Academic Committee of the American Cheese Society. Ron is on the Board of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and the Advisory Board of the Good Food Foundation.

Ron is a frequent speaker on the U.S. specialty food market and food trends and has presented seminars, lectures and workshops at key national and international industry conferences and events, including FoodEx Japan, Anuga, CIBUS, the Fancy Food Shows, the National Grocers Association Show, Natural Products Expo, the National Restaurant Association Show, and more.

In addition to overseeing more than 40 educational programs each year, Ron served as association spokesperson for many years. He has appeared on The Today Show, CNN and Food Network, and has been quoted in Newsweek, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He has an M.S. degree in Journalism from Columbia University in New York, and a B.A. in English and Communications Studies from Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio.
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