Features Food & Beverage

Marisa Muchnik – Ferrero Canada

When you’re a 5-year-old, life tends to revolve around a few indelible joys: puppies, birthday parties, Christmas morning and—last but not least—candy. As much as you can get your hands on (or whatever Mom and Dad are willing to dispense). But while many sweets have made an impact on children, Marisa Muchnik’s hands-down favorite was […]

Timothy Chow – Diageo

With socially responsible commerce on the rise, consumers are becoming more and more conscious of not only what they buy, but from whom. For many businesses, this means putting more emphasis on integrity. “It’s about understanding what people’s lived realities are, striving to elevate ethical decision-making in all our endeavors and really committing to what […]

Karina Cerdà – Ferrero Group

Karina Cerdà remembers sitting in her Barcelona office in early 2019 when a call came from a fellow company attorney in Luxembourg. Little did she know that her day job—head of legal for Italian confectioner Ferrero—was about to include a covert project that would compel her to secrecy. Even before Cerdà could listen to the […]

Allison Purmort – Southwest Foodservice Excellence

Many factors influence children’s ability to learn from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. They need reliable tools and resources, like laptops and a strong internet connection, as well as an environment that offers support without distraction. And to concentrate, they can’t be hungry. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 20 million students […]

Ana Torreblanca – Cargill

Perhaps the last thing Ana Torreblanca expected during the COVID-19 pandemic was to find a renewed sense of spirituality, but that’s exactly what this Mexico City native discovered in those emerging quiet spaces that crept into her life amidst the chaos inflicted on society and business. Forced to work remotely during the pandemic as a […]

CMI – Hector Del Río

Building infrastructure, laying down electrical grids, producing foods for an international market and providing development opportunities to communities across Central America: It’s an interesting business model developed by Guatemala’s CMI, especially if one considers the business got famous for its fried chicken, says Hector Del Río. But as CMI Foods legal director explains, supporting communities […]

Mariel Picado – FIFCO

As a lawyer, Mariel Picado is accustomed to being a stickler about rules, but as an artist, she loves to break them. Both approaches are necessary to conduct business in a world economy turned upside down by a pandemic. Working as the chief legal counsel for Florida Ice and Farm Company, a publicly traded food […]

Kristy Waterman – DFA Dairy Brands

Milk. It does a body good. But it can be complicated. It spoils 21 days after leaving a dairy, and there are myriad regulations and the challenges in the industry, which has consolidated in recent years. At DFA Dairy Brands, one of the country’s largest milk processors, it helps to have a veteran of the […]

Joseph Longo – Longo’s

Family legend has it that back in the 1950s, the only way to keep Antonio Longo Sr. from working in the dangerous coal ovens in the Canadian steel mills was for his family to start a company—and once that was done, he’d come work for it. By 1956, that’s exactly what had happened. Based in […]

Lauren Lacey – The Hershey Co.

She jokes it was a no-brainer to resume her legal career at The Hershey Co., where Lauren Lacey began her second go-around with the famous chocolatier in October 2019. After all, she tells Vanguard on the eve of that anniversary, fringe benefits include Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. But it’s been a sweet deal for all […]

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