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Restaurant and Grocery


Take a seat at the table. The National Retail Federation (NRF) has partnered with the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) to deliver valuable-sessions, networking and Expo products specifically relevant for food retailers and restaurants.

Food retail and food service professionals can:

  • Learn from leading food retail and restaurant brands in our educational sessions.
  • Explore the latest risk and safety, loss prevention, asset protection and cybersecurity solutions with exhibitors who have a track record of success with businesses like yours.
  • Network with loss prevention and safety executives from other restaurants, grocery, drug stores, convenience and retail fuel stations at networking events like the on the EXPO floor.
  • Benefit with the FMI member rate — FMI members recieve the NRF retailer member rate!

Restaurant and Grocery


2019 Food-focused Speakers

Name Title Company
Chris Hackler Senior Director Asset Protection Signet Jewelers
Damon Cavasin Director, Asset Protection SpartanNash
Daniel Faketty Vice President, Asset Protection Southeastern Grocers LLC
David Johnston Sr. Director, Loss Prevention & Corporate Security Dunkin' Brands Inc.
John Bishop Group Vice President of Operations The Fresh Market Inc.
John Velke SVP, Risk Management Total Wine & More
Kathleen Smith VP of Asset Protection Albertsons LLC
Laura Lasko Senior Corporate Investigator, Retail Asset Protection Wakefern Food Corp.
Mark W. Davis Vice President, Cybersecurity Sonic Drive-In
Mike Bowers Vice President, Asset Protection Northgate Gonzalez Market
Rob Holm Director, Global Security McDonald’s Corporation
Scott Ziter Vice President, Risk Management Price Chopper Supermarkets


  • There is a lot that cybersecurity professionals can learn from loss prevention and vice versa. I’m really glad to see NRF put these two communities together at NRF PROTECT.
    Gianni D’Aprile
    Books-A-Million Inc.