Food Industry Economic Forecast 2023

An Exclusive Forward Forecast for Food Industry Leaders

June 27, 2023 | 2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Grocers and their shoppers are intrinsically linked, making it absolutely essential for food industry business leaders to understand the economic position of today’s customers and its role in their choices and behaviors. From supply chain headwinds to the key drivers of inflation, it is imperative for grocers to have the tools to anticipate the realities of current economic conditions which impact consumers, the access and affordability of capital, and influence labor and wage dynamics.

The California Grocers Association presents to you the first-ever Food Industry Economic Forecast 2023 on June 27 at the iconic Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. During our program we’ll explore where the economy is headed and what you need to know to be prepared. We invite you to join food industry colleagues for an insightful afternoon educational program, led by keynote speaker Dr. Christopher Thornberg, followed by a presentation by John S. Phillips that will examine current supply chain constraints and discuss how industry leaders can leverage trends and technologies to adapt to new, elevated employee and customer expectations. Our event will conclude with a hosted networking reception with senior grocery leaders registered to attend.

The cost to attend the event is $125, and registration includes the educational seminar and hosted reception. CGA and The Illuminators members save $30 when using the code FELLOWSHIP. Thank you to The Illuminators for your support in promoting this new event for the food industry.

Dr. Christopher Thornberg
Founder, Beacon Economics

An expert in economic and revenue forecasting, regional economics, economic policy, and labor and real estate markets, Dr. Christopher Thornberg has consulted for private industry, cities, counties, and public agencies. He became nationally known for forecasting the subprime mortgage market crash that began in 2007 and was one of the few economists on record to predict the global economic recession that followed. Dr. Thornberg holds a Ph.D in Business Economics from The Anderson School at UCLA, and a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

John S. Phillips
SVP, Customer Supply Chain and Go-to-Market, PepsiCo

Phillips has been with PepsiCo for over 35 years and has worked in a number of different sales and field operations roles since joining the company as a route salesperson with Frito-Lay. In his current role, Phillips is responsible for working with PepsiCo’s largest customers on supply chain and collaboration initiatives to drive both effectiveness and efficiency across the shared supply chain. He also leads PepsiCo’s Go-To-Market COE focused on global process and technology tools to optimize go-to-market systems. 

Sponsorship Available

Be in the room with California’s top grocery leaders in attendance. Sponsorship opportunities for the Food Industry Economic Forecast and networking reception are available. Contact Beth Wright to learn more.

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