Tim Forrest will be sharing his insight and expertise on assisting client growth by 1000’s of new retail locations, millions in revenue growth and insights into placing his clients onto television networks like the Food Network, QVC, and the Today Show.
He will provide insider insight into the workings, language of the trade, and methods to achieve growth objectives within the current retail and foodservice markets locally and nationwide.
The program was made possible via planning and organization by the State of Virginia, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, along with the Virginia’s Specialty Food Advisory Committee and will be held at the historic Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia.
Tim Forrest, Senior Advisor and CEO, Tim Forrest Consulting
With a highly successful career based on win-win relationships, Tim Forrest connects clients with opportunity and growth. Tim launched Keebler Cookies into Saudia Arabia almost two decades ago and has considerable international success. His 25 years of innovative marketing, 100's of millions in sales, distribution, and international consulting experience, have made him nothing short of an institution. He knows the North American Consumer Products industry like no one else, and is a master at helping companies create and extend their success in this complex environment.
Building markets for Nestle, Unilever, the famous Mr. Wally Amos, or smaller food entrepreneurs;
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Virginia Specialty Food and Beverage Educational Conference
Virginia’s Specialty Food Advisory Committee (SFAC), in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), is pleased to present the 2013 Virginia Specialty Food and Beverage Educational Conference. The annual conference unites members of Virginia’s specialty food and beverage industry, including owners and representatives of new and veteran specialty food and beverage manufacturing firms, food distribution companies and retailers. The annual two-day educational program provides Virginia food and beverage producers with specific tools to help grow their companies and expand their customer base. Nationally recognized industry experts host seminars and workshops focused on specialty food retailing trends, food safety, understanding product pricing and business financial essentials, moving products to the marketplace and proven marketing strategies, among other key topics. Attendees leave the conference with several practical ideas and techniques to take back and implement immediately.