Specialty Food Magazine

Summer 2019

Specialty Food Magazine is the leading publication for retailers, manufacturers and foodservice professionals in the specialty food trade. It provides news, trends and business-building insights that help readers keep their businesses competitive.

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Specialty Food Entrepreneurs Glean Growth-Sparking Insights The 2019 Specialty Food Business Summit brought together specialty food makers, business owners, and entrepreneurs looking to spark growth in their businesses. From April 7-9 in Chicago, attendees joined sessions led by a lineup of industry veterans covering topics from creating a brand story to growth hacking to shopper marketing to generating free publicity. Networking opportunities were also numerous, with attendees having the chance to meet like-minded specialty entrepreneurs. Clayton Christopher, founder of Rhythm Super Foods and Deep Eddy Vodka, spoke to attendees about leveraging their strength as entrepreneurs. Julie Busha of Slawsa and travel and food writer Lisa Lubin discuss how brands can get free publicity. Summit attendees absorbed lessons from speaker and advisor Dhaval Patel on how to use technology to transform their business. Alyssa Jenkins of Jenkins Culinary Resources and Teresa Hansen of Mazars USA confer at a Summit reception. A show attendee engages with Dave Donnan, partner emeritus with A.T. Kearney. Glen Carney of Uncle Carney's Bootleg Jams talks shop with a fellow attendee. GO TO L E A R N I N G . S P E C I A LT Y F O O D . C O M TO DOWNLOAD SESSIONS FROM THE 2019 SPECIALTY FOOD BUSINESS SUMMIT. 124 ❘ SPECIALTY FOOD MAGAZINE specialtyfood.com business summit

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