DMA Delivers the Latest Predictions as Chains Re-open Across the Country
This forward-looking forum features three of the industry’s foremost experts on multi-unit operators. This one-hour, virtual panel will be moderated by Pat Mulhern, CEO of DMA and headlined by Technomic’s Joe Pawlak. Joe will provide Technomic’s tracking data for LSR/QSR segments as well as his outlook for Q3 & Q4. Peter Mouskondis, CEO of Nicholas and Company, will then join them to offer the perspective from the frontlines of foodservice distribution and where he sees the channel heading for the rest of the year.

Who Should Attend
  • Multi-Unit Operator Executives – learn what’s working (and not working) for chains now, and what to expect as the industry re-emerges
  • Food/CPG Manufacturers – understand how to best reach chains with innovative solutions to help their restaurants re-open (and stay open)
  • Supply Chain Professionals – hear what top distribution experts predict will be the top challenges for the balance of 2020 

Industry Experts Will Address These Key Questions
  • As chain restaurants re-open, what are the biggest challenges they’re facing and who’s winning with consumers?
  • Chains are reportedly back to ~70% of their run rate – do you expect that to get back to “normal” or will the balance of the year continue to be challenged?
  • What is your boldest prediction for the fourth quarter?
  • What will the top 2021 trends be, assuming you’re right about 2020?
  • How has the protest movement in the US impacted business and what changes do you see chains making as a result of those events?
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Speaker Profiles

  • Pat Mulhern - CEO and President of DMA in Schaumburg IL. DMA is the multi-unit foodservice distribution sales and marketing arm for 13 of the largest, regional foodservice distributors in North America. Prior to DMA, Pat spent 17 years at US Foodservice, his last two positions as President of Monarch Food Group and President of the North Star Foodservice. He also served on the Board of US Foodservice from 2006 - 2011. From 2002-06, he was a founding partner, Executive Vice President and member of the Board of Directors of Vistar Corporation. Earlier in his career, Mulhern held senior leadership positions at both Kraft Foodservice and Alliant Foodservice, eventually acquired by US Foodservice. Mr. Mulhern is actively involved in the fight to end hunger in this country and in Chicago. He is a past Chairman of the Board and for the past 12 years he has served as a Board member at the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
  • Joe Pawlak - Joe has 30 years of extensive food industry experience in both consulting and packaged goods manufacturing. Joe has been a frequent featured speaker for countless national and global food industry events, including the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA), National Restaurant Association (NRA), Global Restaurant Leadership Conference and other industry conferences. Joe earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology/Biochemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing from Loyola University of Chicago.
  • Peter Mouskondis, Owner and Co-CEO of Nicholas & Company. Peter graduated from University of Utah with a B.A. in Economics & Family and Consumer Studies, with a minor in Greek. Prior to that, Peter began his career at Nicholas & Company at 12 years old. Distinguished honors and positions include: IFDA Board Member, Independent Marketing Alliance Board Member, Markon Board Member, DMA Board Member, Women’s Foodservice Forum Board Member and a Member of Young President's Organization (YPO). Peter also sits on the Boards of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the Utah Sports Commission and The Alta Club.

Additional Information
  • DMAdelivers.com
  • Technomic.com
  • Nicholasandco.com
  • Foodinstitute.com - this webinar series is produced by The Food Institute in partnership with DMA.
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