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The Power List 2019: Leading with purpose

The annual NRN Power List is the definitive list of people setting foodservice trends today and shaping them for tomorrow. See the full list >> 

There is little more energizing than starting the new year discussing leadership and the potential for growth.

At Nation’s Restaurant News we connect the entire industry through independent content with deep and varied insights, and through partnerships with our customers that connect products to purchasers and provide solutions to problems. We are the first choice for business intelligence, information and inspiration.

And we don’t take that leadership position lightly.

It is our purpose to facilitate and maintain authentic relationships through trust in our content, our products and our people. Whether we are connecting you to new business or new perspectives, we believe relationships drive this industry.

Foodservice is big business after all. There are more than 1 million restaurants in the U.S., more than $800 billion in sales and more than 15 million people that count on the industry for their jobs. To navigate that ecosystem — whether a large national chain, an emerging brand or an independent restaurateur, all of which turn to Nation’s Restaurant News as their primary source for information — you need relationships.

Everything we do at Nation’s Restaurant News filters through our mission of connecting the industry to better your business.

As a leader in media, we also aren’t afraid to make a statement. And this year’s Power List does just that with an unprecedented look at 50 of the most influential women leading foodservice. Our award-winning editorial team saw the importance of making this statement at a time when businesses need an improved commitment to gender equality, better workforce practices and an emphasis on inclusivity and emotional intelligence.   

While we highlight 50 of the most influential women in restaurants, with an emphasis on the operator and chef communities, there is an entire food and beverage ecosystem, including manufacturers, suppliers and distributors that are also leading the way. 

Here I see Susan Adzick at McLane Foodservice, Kathleen Ciaramello at The Coca-Cola Company, Wendy Davidson at Kellogg Company, Lorna Donatone at Sodexo North America, Anne Fink at PepsiCo, Kathy Walters at Georgia Pacific, and many, many more.

At Nation’s Restaurant News we are committed to creating powerful content, and to investing in our audience, digital products and live events.

The Power List doesn’t end with this January issue, but will continue throughout the year with webinars, podcasts, video interviews and events. We will celebrate these women at MUFSO, and we commit to leading with purpose and courage. There is a big restaurant industry out there, and Nation’s Restaurant News is the gathering place for all.

I want you to join us.

Let’s together elevate the restaurant industry through our various viewpoints, sharing of best practices, challenging of norms and celebration of successes.

Let’s lead.

Contact Sarah Lockyer at [email protected] 

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