The New Jersey Food Council (NJFC) organized an assembly of food retail and distribution business leaders at Harrah’s Resort & Casino in Atlantic City on May 22 to discuss e-commerce and the impact and disruption it is having on the food industry.

The gathering included an expert panel discussion featuring Steve Henig of Wakefern, James Haslett of Bimbo Bakeries, Anshuman Taneja of Peapod Digital Labs and Andrew Nodes of Instacart and moderated by Lisa Angeles of Kraft Heinz.

“This forum is a unique opportunity for the state’s leaders in the food industry to discuss challenges, collaborations, and innovations in the food space,” said NJFC president and CEO Linda Doherty. “This panel really captured the minds of our member audience and provided a pathway for food industry members to evolve during this pivotal time in the way consumers shop for food and products.”


At the event, the NJFC bestowed its Max Stone Trade Relations Award on Eva Kohn, executive vice president and chief revenue officer of CBA Industries. Doherty stated, “Eva Kohn represents strong leadership in trade relations, her partnership with the Food Council and the insights she provides as a member of the NJFC Executive Committee are invaluable to the advancement of the food industry.”

The conference concluded with an industry-wide golf outing at Galloway National Golf Club.