All Indulgent Foods Are Not Created Equal: The Impact for Candy and Retailing
Increasing obesity rates in the U.S. are driving public policies that target high-calorie, high-sugar foods and beverages – and treat all such products as equals. Hank Cardello will demonstrate through new research that not all indulgent foods are the same and that “one-size-fits-all” policy decisions are ineffective. The report highlights how the confectionery industry has made significant strides in helping to reduce sugar, calories and portion sizes. Hank Cardello will discuss the impact of these findings for chocolate and candy manufacturers, retail partners and consumers and help attendees understand where we can go from here.
Christopher Gindlesperger Senior VP of Public Affairs & Communications, National Confectioners AssociationChristopher GindlespergerSenior VP of Public Affairs & Communications, National Confectioners Association
With more than 20 years of experience in public affairs and communications, Chris has led award-winning teams and campaigns, serving as a chief public affairs strategist and spokesperson for America’s chocolate and candy companies. His extensive background includes roles with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Beverage Association, and various political communications and campaign positions.
Hank Cardello Executive Director, Leadership Solutions Program for Health + Prosperity, Georgetown UniversityHank CardelloExecutive Director, Leadership Solutions Program for Health + Prosperity, Georgetown University
noted author, Hank is a leading expert on consumer health and societal issues related to the food industry. His insights have been featured in numerous prestigious publications and broadcast media. For more than three decades, Hank was an executive at some of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, including Cadbury-Schweppes, Coca-Cola, Anheuser-Busch, and General Mills. Most recently, Hank was senior fellow and director of the Food Policy Center at Hudson Institute.