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Navigating the Future: Consumer Trends Unwrapped

February 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | $10


The Hatchery Chicago
135 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago ,IL 60612
United States

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West Side Chicago Consumer Trends Class

Unravel the mysteries of upcoming consumer trends and prepare your brand for future advancements with industry experts from Mintel, Circana, and Menu Matters. Join a journey through the evolving landscape and what lies ahead in 2024. From emerging patterns in purchasing behavior to the latest innovations in product preferences, this event will equip you with the knowledge and foresight needed to stay at the forefront of industry trends.

About the Speakers:  

Lynn Dornblaser is the Director of Innovation & Insight at Mintel. With more than 30 years of experience, she applies her unique perspective on the market and new product development to tailored client research. She has been quoted by major US news organizations, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, and CNN. 

Mike Kostyo is the Vice President at Menu Matters, a private consultancy that works with foodservice professionals to analyze, understand, and leverage food and beverage, industry, and consumer trends. Kostyo has been a recurring guest on Fusion TV’s “The A.V. Club” show; has been featured on NBC News, CBS Radio and Gimlet Media’s “Why We Eat What We Eat” podcast; is regularly featured in newspapers and magazines; speaks at numerous conferences across the country; and was a judge on Food Network’s “Eating America.” For over a decade, he was the resident Trendologist and an Associate Director at Datassential, one of the food industry’s leading insights companies. Kostyo has a master’s in Gastronomy from Boston University, plus certificates in the culinary arts, baking arts, wine and artisan cheese production. 

Joan Driggs is the Vice President of Content and Thought Leadership, Circana (formerly IRI and NPD). Joan attributes curiosity as key to her 30-plus year career as a results-driven market researcher, CPG trade journalist and thought leader. Joan’s thought leadership work regularly serves as a foundation from which IRI teams develop innovative, holistic solutions for clients, and is regularly showcased during top-to-top client meetings, industry conferences and webinars, media, academic and custom studies. Her motto: Make the shopper the hero. Joan hosts the IRI Growth Insights podcast (download today!) and is frequently quoted in leading industry media. She supports industry organizations such as NextUp and Les Dames d’Escoffier International. In 2021 and 2022 she was recognized by Progressive Grocer and EnsembleIQ as a Top Woman in Grocery. 

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