December 2021 - 16

Regional Sales Director, G&J Marketing
With more than 30 years of experience
in sales and marketing within the food
service industry, Keenan has always gone
above and beyond in his position at G&J
Marketing and Sales. There has been
more than one occasion when he has stepped in and
gotten his clients product when they were short. He is
described as always representing his manufacturers well
and always making sure that he puts his clients' interests
ahead of his own.
President, Candy Dynamics
For more than two decades,
King has put her hard work
ethic, teamwork and knowledge into
the Candy Dynamics company, most
recently as its president. Candy Dynamics
has grown significantly since mid-2020 with the
increased exposure to its products. King has worked
for years to introduce new products to the market and
even began a craze for Candy Dynamics' Slime Lickers,
a product that has found success over the past year and
shows no sign of slowing down. King's efforts have paved
the way for the overall success of the company. Described
as " down-to-earth, " King creates a positive work environment
for her colleagues, built on collaboration, understanding
and flexibility. She is a graduate of Indiana
University Bloomington.
Eastern Regional Micro Market
Representative Avanti/365 Retail
Throughout the pandemic, Lau has
continued to support his customer base
at the highest level, from availability with
onsite assistance to installs, he is there in
person. Lau is a leader in establishing standards for client
support and he raises the bar through his personal contact
and willingness to share best practices across his customer
base. Lau has worn multiple hats as an operator, a distributor
representative and a management consultant.
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Director of Creative Services, Five Star
Food Service
Layton began her career at Five Star as a
marketing intern and rose to a directorlevel
role in six years. She oversees the
creative team and manages the brand
day-to-day for Five Star and fiercely protects Five Star's
brand guidelines. Layton is the ultimate teammate and
has grown into a phenomenal coach to those she manages.
She helped create and launch Five Star's non-profit
foundation, Feeding the Future, contributing logo and
website design, event planning and more.
Head of Business Development,
Malaihollo created and launched PopShop
Local, a program that converts
unused space in hotels and convention
centers into digital pop-up shops for local
small businesses to sell their products. The company's
PopShop Local program places a smart vending machine
in these spaces and features two to three local businesses
every quarter, giving them an opportunity to reach a new
customer base, have a physical location for their products,
and collect insights about in-person shoppers.
Director of Logistics and Unstoppable
Freight Strategist, The MoveIt Cos.
When it comes to distribution, first and
final mile, inventory, warehousing and
reverse logistics, there's nothing more
important than having a reliable point of
contact and Peters is that person. Recently promoted to
director of logistics, Peters encourages and assists customers
with reengineering packaging, and can guarantee
faster, safer transit for every shipment. Peters is also
developing new online tools and programs for customers,
making it easier to track online shipments and keep an
eye on delivery times.

December 2021

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of December 2021

Editor's Note
Industry News
A True Story
The 2021 Pros to Know Awards
They'll Take it to Go!
Two is Better Than One
K&R Market Fresh
Social Hubs
December 2021 - PCOV1
December 2021 - PCOV2
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December 2021 - 2
December 2021 - 3
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December 2021 - 5
December 2021 - Editor's Note
December 2021 - 7
December 2021 - Industry News
December 2021 - 9
December 2021 - A True Story
December 2021 - 11
December 2021 - The 2021 Pros to Know Awards
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December 2021 - They'll Take it to Go!
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December 2021 - Two is Better Than One
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December 2021 - K&R Market Fresh
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December 2021 - Classifieds
December 2021 - Social Hubs
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