Maneuvering Food Companies During a Pandemic

Wednesday, July 29 | 1:00 p.m. EDT

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COVID-19 created an unprecedented shift in at-home meal consumption for consumers across the country. No one knows this better than those who produce baked, canned and packaged food items.

When demand skyrocketed, manufacturers doubled down on production while working to keep their employees safe — overcoming challenges with suppliers, retailers and the supply chain along the way. Join Drew Facer, president and CEO of Idahoan Foods; Ryals McMullian, president and CEO of Flowers Foods; and Al Williams, president and CEO of Bush Brothers & Company; as they discuss COVID-19’s impact on food production facilities, including how their companies are navigating supply and operations challenges, leaning into changes in consumer behaviors and buying habits, brand responsibility and thinking about what this all means for the future of food production.


Drew Facer

Drew Facer

Former President and CEO of Idahoan Foods

Ryals McMullian

Ryals McMullian

President and CEO of Flowers Foods

Al Williams

Al Williams

President and CEO of Bush Brothers & Company

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