Tuesday, August 27, 2019

2019 FDRS Student Food Marketing Challenge

Call for Participation:

The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Food Distribution Research Society will be held at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront - Seattle, Washington, from October 18 – October 22, 2019. The theme of the conference this year is “From Local to Global: Innovative Strategies for Changing Food Distribution Networks.”

The Student Food Marketing Challenge Competition will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019. The competition provides students with the opportunity to play the role of consultants for an industry client, as they apply their knowledge of food distribution, marketing, management, economics, and merchandising to a real world problem. Details about the client and case challenge will be disclosed to teams two weeks in advance of the competition. Representatives from the company will give an overview of the challenge and conduct team interviews on the day of the competition. The first round of presentations will occur on Saturday afternoon (October 19), in which teams will compete to give a bid presentation to the company’s executive team during the final round on Saturday evening.

Teams can consist of 3 to 5 undergraduate and masters-level students, however the majority of the team members must be undergraduate students. Registration fees are $350 and teams should register for the competition by September 16, 2019 (link). Registration includes attendance to all FDRS case events for the students in the team.

For more information, please contact the VP of Student Programs Elizabeth Canales, at elizabeth.canales@msstate.edu or visit https://www.fdrsinc.org.

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