Green Hasson Janks held the 2nd Annual Food and Beverage Industry Forum, designed for business owners and executives in the food and beverage industry.

Similar to last year, the event featured speakers and panelists who are familiar with the trends and challenges in the industry. Highlights from the forum included, 2013 Food and Beverage Industry Survey, growth areas, pricing competition, challenges such as raw materials and labor costs, M&A, succession planning, social media and other benchmarking topics. Alexia Howard, Senior Research Analyst covering U.S. foods at Sanford C. Bernstein, presented the keynote and was followed by a panel discussion.

Moderator:
Don Snyder – Partner, Green Hasson Janks

Panelists:
Jan Berk – Vice President, San Miguel Produce
John Dutton – Operating Partner, Arlon Capital Partners
Jack Hook – Chief Financial Officer, Bodega Latina
Antonio de Cardenas – Shareholder and Board Member, Cacique, Inc; CEO, De Cardenas Law Group

Check out highlights below.