Donald Snyder

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Fun Facts

Favorite place in the world:

Turkey

Favorite music/band/singer:

The Talking Heads and David Byrne, of course

Favorite movie or book of all time:

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

One word that best describes me:

Nice guy

When I’m not working, you’ll catch me doing this:

Swimming at 5:30 in the morning, traveling the world with my wife on bicycle vacations.

    I Confess: Thinking of Food. Even on Vacation.

    By | April 17, 2018|Categories: CPA Food Bites|

    As the leader of our firm’s food and beverage practice, I never take a day off from my passion for this industry. I recently returned from a two week vacation in Japan and had the opportunity to visit the famous Tsukiji fish market.  A must see!  Why? The Tsukiji fish market is the largest fish market in the world and accounts for 90 percent of all seafood that passes through Tokyo and a third of the seafood that passes through Japan.  The seafood arrives daily from 60 different countries: crab […]

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      Visiting Trends and Friends at the Winter Fancy Food Show

      By | April 17, 2018|Categories: CPA Food Bites|

      As we are getting ready to embark on the Natural Products Expo West Show – the largest natural and organic tradeshow in the world – in Anaheim on March 9, 2016, I still am thinking about the companies I visited and the trends I saw at the Winter Fancy Food Show held in San Francisco in January. The Winter Fancy Food Show had over 1,500 exhibitors and more than 1,000 new products and is the largest specialty food trade show on the West Coast. When we first started attending this trade show about […]

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        Food and Beverage Experts Sound Off

        By | April 17, 2018|Categories: CPA Food Bites|

        As part of the Green Hasson Janks 2015 Food and Beverage Conference at the end of last year, a panel of industry experts discussed the role of women in the industry. I had the privilege of moderating a discussion with three top industry players: Ramona Cappello (founder of Sun Harvest Salt LLC), Ellen Chen (co-founder of Mendocino Farms) and Bill Shen (director of Encore Consumer Capital). The panel’s theme was “Leaders, innovators and consumers: How women are driving the food and beverage […]

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          New Food and Beverage Trends from Insiders’ Perspectives

          By | April 17, 2018|Categories: CPA Food Bites|

          On a quarterly basis, Green Hasson Janks hosts a food and beverage executive roundtable dinner. At these dinners, we bring together 10 to 15 food and beverage executives to discuss topical industry issues and the impact on their businesses. This month’s topic revolved around the subject of food and beverage technology, including social media, sustainability, health and wellness, distribution channels and manufacturing equipment; how companies are using current technology to enhance their […]

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            Why blog? Why food?

            By | April 17, 2018|Categories: CPA Food Bites|

            Edible insects. Fruit/vegetable hybrids. Ramen-mania. Butter is back. Sour is the new black. Food trends can be fascinating. For those of us who are in the business of food, it’s something we track for many reasons. What’s new? What’s ahead? What do our clients need to know to stay relevant and innovative? But the truth is, even if your occupation isn’t in the food and beverage industry, you are still likely interested in food as a human being who eats a few times a day. So, why blog? It’s now […]

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