“The food industry is a great destination for young people,” NEW
Director of Client Services Nancy Krawczyk told attendees at the
NEW/Portland State food industry luncheon, held in conjunction with the
university’s annual Food Industry Leadership Conference, October 23 in
The reception, luncheon and panel attracted a diverse crowd of students, faculty and industry executives. In addition to Krawczyk, speakers included Lisa Early, vice president of regional sales for Frito-Lay, Jeffery Juckel, district manager for Haggen’s stores, John Jochum, distribution center director for Safeway, and Keith Fuller, director of strategic recruiting and organizational development for the Fred Meyer division of Kroger. Comments from each executive were featured in the November 12 edition of Supermarket News.
A key topic of discussion was work/life balance. “You used to have to live and breathe work six days a week, but in the last 10 to 15 years that’s changed,” Juckel said. “Now we believe that if managers work more than 42 or 43 hours a week that’s too much. The industry understands the value of family.” Early agreed, adding “we want [managers] to know when to go home.”
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